We are proud to announce we have now sold and delivered our track focussed McLaren - the Napier Green 675LT - to the lucky new owner to join the other very striking and exciting cars in his supercar collection.
With this being the most expensive supercar sold at our specialist pre-owned site it is fair to say the Longtail got a huge amount of attention over its time presented in our showroom, from customers to enthusiasts - everybody seemed to appreciate it for what it really is.
Luckily, if you are local this may not be the last time you see this car - as it is staying in Scotland!
The McLaren 675LT is the lightest, most driver-focused, most exclusive series-production McLaren supercar ever built.
‘Longtail’ was the ultimate evolution of the Le Mans-winning F1 GTR. Almost two decades on, the limited-edition 675LT follows its uncompromising ethos to create a visceral driving experience of unique intensity. More power, less weight, more precision – nothing has escaped their attention in the quest for perfection on both road and track.
Inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’, the 675LT features striking carbon fibre bodywork that increases downforce by an astonishing 40 percent over any other model in the Super Series.
Performance is similarly striking. The re-engineered M838TL V8 twin-turbocharged engine produces 675PS (666bhp) and 700Nm (516lb ft) – increases of 25PS (25bhp) and 22Nm (16lb ft) – and the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is now twice as fast.
The carbon fibre MonoCell provides the 675LT with an unrivalled combination of lightness, safety and stiffness, in common with all models in the McLaren Super Series. But an obsessive weight-saving strategy means that McLaren have managed to reduce 100kg in weight, compared to the 650s. No opportunity to save weight has been overlooked - from lightweight carbon fibre racing seats to a 1mm thinner windscreen.
Ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels and Pirelli P-ZERO Trofeo R tyres, carbon ceramic brakes and an uprated suspension system that embraces technology from the McLaren P1 also contribute to the radical specification.
Not only does the exterior design of the 675LT create maximum visual impact, but it also helps unleash its staggering performance. The race-inspired front splitter is now 80 percent larger and the distinctive rear ‘Longtail’ Airbrake’s aspect ratio increased by some 50 percent; both additions help increase downforce by an incredible 40 percent compared with the already efficient 650S. The unprecedented use of carbon fibre for a car in this class – including both new bumpers, and the entirely redesigned rear fenders and rear deck – also contributes to a substantial 100kg overall weight saving; a 1230kg dry weight makes the 675LT lighter than all class competitors, and gives an astonishing power-to-weight ratio of 549PS per tonne.
It’s not only the exterior design that impresses - Inside, the performance-focused, weight-optimised design continues. Carpet has been removed revealing the carbon fibre MonoCell at the heart of the 675LT. Comfortable yet purposeful racing seats save 15kg, while larger rocker shift gear controls inspired by the McLaren P1 underline the performance credentials of the 675LT.
The new carbon fibre rear deck features two enlarged air outlets, ensuring the additional cool air required by the more powerful M838TL engine can escape once hot.It also complements a new design of titanium exhaust, with distinctive twin circular outlets that create a unique visual signature.
The active ‘Longtail’ Airbrake is now 50 percent larger to optimise downforce, but also lighter due to carbon fibre construction. It is subtly integrated with the all-new carbon fibre rear deck when not deployed, automatically increases aerodynamic stability at speed, and deploys more aggressively under hard braking to support the carbon ceramic brake discs and reduce forward pitch. A more aggressive carbon fibre rear diffuser further contributes to the incredible levels of downforce.
Re-engineering the in-house-developed M838TL engine to produce 675PS (666bhp) and 700Nm (516lb ft) necessarily demands an increased flow of cool air. As a result, the carbon fibre side intakes are significantly enlarged compared with 650S models, while all-new carbon fibre side skirts include an additional air intake to increase flow and contribute to the increased downforce generated by the all-new front splitter, rear deck, ‘Longtail’ Airbrake and diffuser.
Long associated with an uncompromising motorsport ethos, lightweight Alcantara is offered as standard equipment throughout the interior. Durable, high-grip and incredibly tactile, Alcantara features across the cabin, including the racing seats, dashboard and steering wheel. Carbon fibre trim provides an ideal contrast to this high-tech upholstery, and features a satin-lacquered finish to reduce weight and generate maximum visual impact.
The 675LT’s engineers have left no stone unturned in the quest to save weight and heighten driver engagement. Even the air-conditioning system, for instance, has been removed to save a further 11.5kg, but can be specified as a no-cost option if desired. Elsewhere, the climate controls previously located on the armrests have been removed altogether to reduce complexity and weight; the driver now controls these settings via the central touchscreen.
With a sensational 675PS (666bhp) at your disposal, and suspension and aerodynamics enhanced for even sharper handling, it’s essential you’re held securely in place while pushing the 675LT to its limits. Racing seats derived from the already iconic McLaren P1™ are the ultimate solution. Featuring carbon fibre construction and trimmed predominantly in Alcantara with leather detailing, the racing seats contribute 15kg to the overall 100kg weight saving.
Of course, we couldn't let this phenomenal car leave without getting a few pictures, please find them below.
Photography credits - Joseph Kidd, our Digital Marketer