A McLaren 675LT Was Delivered at Jeremy Clarkson’s House, But Why?

A McLaren 675LT Was Delivered at Jeremy Clarkson’s House, But Why? 1 photo
The Woking, Surrey-based automaker calls its creation the most powerful and lightest model in the McLaren Super Series, and we can’t but agree. The lightweight, track-focused evolution of the McLaren 650S also comes in small numbers, which is why its appearance at Jeremy Clarkson’s driveway attracts quite the attention.
As expected, photogs were there to take the shot, which is why most of the British tabloids are now talking about the former Top Gear’s presenter's intention with that yellow beast in front of his house. The pictures were taken over the weekend, and according to the Daily Mail, the bright orange supercar was later seen driving up to his home in the capital. That’s pretty much all the information available.

Now, since we are quite used to the gigs the former Top Gear trio regularly pulls off, we’d bet our money on a test they’re about to make for Amazon UK, their recently turned new home. This once again proves how great of a job they have. Not only are all the 500 units already spoken for, but they are also one of the most wanted models in the biz at the moment. After all, we are looking at a machine that pays tribute to the legendary McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, not to mention its stunning performance.

The beast is powered by a variation of the 3,799cc twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, producing 666 horsepower (no, it’s not the devil) at 7100 rpm and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) at 5500 rpm. How? Well, McLaren claims these numbers are achieved through the addition of new lightweight connecting rods, bespoke camshaft, an electronic recirculation valve and a lightweight titanium exhaust.

There are other enhancements under the bonnet that deserve to be mentioned: the revised turbocharger compressor wheels and an optimized fuel pump. The same seven-speed automatic dual-clutch gearbox used in the 650S is taking care of the gears, only that it comes with an improved software reducing the shift time. As to its speed, we’re looking at a 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100k km/h) acceleration that takes an impressive 2.9 seconds. Not that bad, right?
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