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2015-01-29 11:13

RETURN OF THE LONGTAIL: McLaren shows a teaser of its 675LT ahead of its official reveal at the 2015 Geneva auto show. Image: McLaren

  • LT (Longtail) name revived
  • 675LT joins 650S and 625C  
  • New McLaren Super Series
  • Debut at 2015 Geneva auto show

LONDON, England - McLaren will revive its legendary Longtail moniker, previously used on its iconic F1 GTR 'Longtail', for the launch of its 675LT at the 2015 Geneva auto show.

According to McLaren: “This road-legal supercar will embody the ‘Longtail’ ethos with a focus on performance optimised aerodynamics, increased downforce, driver engagement, power and reduced weight.”

MCLAREN SUPER SERIES

The 675LT will join the existing 650S and 625C (Asia-only) to form the newly named McLaren Super Series which slots above the automaker’s Sports Series in terms of hierarchy. 

As with the 650S, the number 675 denotes the power produced by the 675LT’s twin-turbo V8 3.8 litre engine, equating to 496kW, making it the most powerful offering in the Super Series.  

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The 675LT promises to be, the automaker claims, the “lightest, the quickest, and the purest version of the range”. It will be offered in coupe guise only later in 2015.  More details, including its performance figures, will be announced ahead of the 2015 Geneva show.  

HISTORY OF AN ICON

The iconic Longtail name made its debut in 1997. The distinctive stretched silhouette of the F1 GTR became known during the season as the 'Longtail'. The nickname stuck and the model demonstrated, McLaren says, “the ultimate example of one of motorsport’s most successful GT cars”.

Below is a teaser clip of the new McLaren 675LT:

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