Mclaren 675LT Review
The experience of raw adrenaline on track is something that is quite conventional but, there stands one automobile brand that is competent enough to offer the same experience on city roads. The British automaker McLaren is renowned as one of the finest Formula One team, which will now be competing as McLaren-Honda. The uncompromising ethos to create a visceral driving experience was entrenched two decades ago, and now the limited edition 675LT follows the tradition and offers a unique intensity. The twin- turbocharged V8 engine has been always compelling in the class and the engineers of the British automakers have unleashed additional boosters in the same. The Twin Turbo 3.8 litre deployed under the hood churns out a maximum power of 675 PS at 7100 rpm while the peak torque measures 700 Nm at 5500 rpm. More power, less weight and more precision – nothing has escaped from the attention of the engineers of McLaren and thus the stunning design of 675LT satisfies the most demanding requirements. The focused interiors of 675LT further intensifies the thrilling experience of an individual. The carbon fibre construction and deployment of Alcantara leather aggrandize the comfort along with adding to a reduce weight construction of the two door coupe. McLaren 675LT comes equipped with state-of-the-art safety features that ensure optimal safety in most critical situations. The energy absorbing steering wheel prevents the risk of steering related injuries, further the air bag system (front, side, knee and shoulder) further ensures that the occupants remain cocooned in extreme conditions. The other salient features include tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), vehicle immobilizer system, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and reverse as well as front parking sensors along with blind spot monitoring system.
Mileage And Fuel Economy
Extraordinary precision defines the 675LT as much as extraordinary performance. Lightweight construction not only helps in achieving improved performance but also improves the fuel economy in an effective manner. The dynamic power train deployed in the 675LT delivers a mileage of 8.6 kmpl.
Not only the aerodynamic body, the engine bay is also covered with carbon fibre to obtain optimal results for improved performance. The Twin Turbo 3.8 litre V8 engine is covered with satin-lacquered carbon fibre and vapour honed aluminium oil is used for cooling the power train that results in improved performance. The maximum power measures 675 PS at 7100 rpm while the peak torque measures 700 Nm at 5500 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
It is the agility that defines a true McLaren and 675LT reflects the genes of the British automaker in an efficient manner. Clocking 100 kmph mark from naught takes a fascinating time span of 2.9 seconds and the top speed measures 330 kmph that makes 675LT one of the fastest two door coupe across the globe.
The exterior styling of this marvellous coupe not only creates a maximum visual impact, but its also helps in unleashing its staggering performance. The race inspired front splitter is now larger and the distinctive 'Longtail' at rear helps in increasing the aspect ratio by 50 percent. The use of carbon fiber for a car in particular segment even in the bumper contributes in a substantial 100 kg weight saving. Completely revamped rear fenders and rear deck further improves the performance and helps in continuing the weight- optimized design. The designers have further focused on altering and re-profiling 675LT's look as compared to the much acclaimed 650S. One of the other notable features of 675LT is the poly-carbonate rear screen that now features more louvre. The carbon-fiber wings and twin circular exhaust pipes made from titanium are exposed at the rear to improve the cooling functionality in an effective manner.
The fact that 675LT looks unbelievably exciting at a standstill is due to the precise dimensions of the coupe. The overall dimensions of the car measure 4512 mm X 2093 mm X 1203 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures 2670 mm that makes provision for optimal stability.
Associated with manufacturer is the ALCANTARA interior that comes standard with the new 675LT. The feeling of Formula 1 is not only boosted from the exteriors of the coupe but the interiors are also oriented towards boosting the same. Carbon fibre trim provides ideal contrast to the high-tech upholstery, and also features a satin lacquered finish which further helps in obtaining optimal weight and perfect visual impact. The 3- spoke steering wheel is again inspired from McLaren Technology and gives better grip along with high tactility. The elongated steering wheel- mounted gearshift paddles helps the driver in easy gear shifting in the most competent track battles, while rev counter incorporated with laser etched 675LT insignia complements the tailored detailing done in the interiors.
The carbon fiber racing seats in the 675LT are inspired from the much acclaimed P1, that not only gives a Motorsport seating position but also adds to the comfort of the occupants. The engineers have not left any stone unturned in evolving a highly light weight structure and thus, even the air conditioning system of the car is removed that contributed to the 11.5 kg weight saving. However, this can be a negative methodology adopted in such a tough competition. Even the controls are located in the center to reduce the complexity of operating. A single touch screen is available to navigate through each and every aspect of the coupe.
If one has to look the 675LT from practicality prospect then this is a true track car, which is designed to give thrilling experience. The significant wheelbase gives appropriate leg room and shoulder room to the occupants, while the boot space of 150 litres in nose is just made for storing essential knick- knacks.
Engine And Performance
The advance race- proven technology installed in 675LT delivers a thrill like no other. The Twin Turbo 3.8 litre V8 engine is covered with satin- lacquered carbon fiber and vapour honed aluminium oil is used for cooling the power train that results in improved performance. The maximum power measures 675 PS at 7100 rpm while the peak torque measures 700 Nm at 5500 rpm. The Lightweight connecting rods, bespoke camshafts and a new electronic recirculation valve, all together works in collaboration to enhance the engine response. Whereas, the 300 percent stiffer mounts optimise the connection between driver and road surface in an effective manner.
Stereo And Accessories
A selection of highly desirable options are available to improve the overall McLaren experience of an individual. The McLaren Track Telemetry (MTT) App, allows driver to analyse the on-track performance and three optionally equipped cameras in bumpers captures crucial movements of the drive for further analysis. The optional equipment range also include Meridian audio system with 10 speakers that is capable enough to fulfill the bespoke demands of the audiophiles in an efficient manner.
The designers have evolved Ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels that are 800 grams lighter than the alloy wheels. The coupe is available in a 19- inch front and 20- inch rear, distinctive 10- spoke deign that not only aggrandize the athletic appearance but also improves the performance.
Braking And Handling
The radically engineered 675LT suspension system focus towards enhanced driver engagement. The inspiration from McLaren P1 has been effectively utilized in the 675LT that boasts the agility of this coupe in a dramatic manner. The hardcore focus of the 675LT has been calibrated through three adjustable suspension settings that specially designed for a better track experience. The carbon fibers are accompanied with six- pistons at front and four at the rear for effective braking. This braking configuration is further coupled with Anti- Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA).
Safety And Security
McLaren 675LT comes equipped with state-of-the-art safety features that ensure optimal safety in most critical situations. The energy absorbing steering wheel prevents the risk of steering related injuries, further the air bag system (front, side, knee and shoulder) further ensures that the occupants remain cocooned in extreme conditions. The other salient features include tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), vehicle immobilizer system, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and reverse as well as front parking sensors along with blind spot monitoring system.
- Unmatched performance
- Formula 1 Handling
- Explicit styling
- Low fuel economy
- Lacks in additional comfort features.