McLaren 675LT Can Pull a Serious Burnout and It’s Awesome

From the way in which it builds its cars to the nomenclature it has created for them, McLaren is all about precision. Last time we checked, burnouts were not exactly the most precise maneuver, but Woking has come to hone its machines in such a way that they now allow this.
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When McLaren re-entered the road car market with the MP4-12C, pulling a burnout seemed impossible. Nevertheless, since the clientele demands all sorts of tricks nowadays, the British carmaker has adapted.

Welcome to the 675LT, McLaren’s way of saying a supercar can head towards hypercar land in terms of performance. In this process of constantly upgrading their ways, McLaren is one of the most attentive car companies on the market, always listening to its customers.

As a result, the 675 Long Tail can pull some sweet burnouts. Sure, these are far from the smoke-intoxicating moves US machines have accustomed us to, but the mix between a burnout and a launch makes for a delicious stunt.

The video below allows us to see the tire-melting move and, in case you’re looking for some specific details, you don’t even have to rewind, as the stunt is pulled using multiple cars. Everything happens in controlled conditions, as the action takes places on the Silverstone track.

As for what the driver has to do for the Burnout Mode, things are simple - using the Handling dial, you need to select the “Sport” or “Track” mode and then disable the ESC. After that, flooring the throttle is all you need to do.

Speaking of adapted discipline

This reminds us of how Porsche has now integrated drifting into its daily activities. After striving to achieve the perfect handling balance for decades, the Zuffenhausen people have responded to their customers’ sideways requirements. The 911 and Boxter/Cayman haven't changed their character, but Porsche promotes drifting more than ever before.

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