McLaren 675LT Doing a Burnout Is an Ultra-Rare Sight

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Here's a little riddle for you: which supercars are more difficult to spot while doing a burnout than Porsches? The answer has to be McLaren. With their open rear diffs, Woking machines are just not made for such tire-melting shenanigans. And yet here we are, giving you a McLaren 675LT burnout.
Now that the P1 production has ended, the 675 Longtail sits at the top of the McLaren line-up. The British automaker has only blessed us with 500 of these creatures (with an extra 500 units for the Spider, of course), so seeing one pulling such stunts makes for a memorable occasion.

The 675LT in the clip below uses its 666 imperial horses to burn rubber in the pits of the United Arab Emirates' Yas Marina track. Sure, this isn't the smoke-everywhere type of burnout, but we have to admit the resulting "11" is a sweet sight.

We expect the owner to have used the Track Mode, which is the most wheelspin-tolerant of the three available modes. As we said, McLarens come with open rear diffs, relying on ESC-based individual wheel braking to keep things in check.

While the scheme works brilliantly in terms of lap times, it also means the British vehicles are not exactly burnout and drift friendly.

Then again, seeing this burnout sheds a new light on McLaren Chief Test Driver Chris Goodwin's words, which you can find below.

"We've improved roll stiffness, damping and pitching and it is a slightly edgier, more raw and slightly more harsh car - and that's intended. But the beauty of the ProActive Chassis Control system, when coupled with our groundbreaking carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, is that ride comfort and refinement have not been unduly sacrificed. It is perfectly suited for a drive from London to Spa-Francorchamps and back for a trackday," Goodwin said, describing the driving dynamics of the 675LT.


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A video posted by Richard Sargent (@richsarge83) on Oct 24, 2015 at 9:28am PDT

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