McLaren 675LT Dominates Track Day, Blurs The Line Between Supercar and Hypercar

McLaren might be the newest big name on the go-fast scene (after all, Woking only returned to building road cars in 2011), but the truth is that the Brits have always led the velocity industry when it came to blurring the line between supercars and hypercars.
McLaren 675LT track day 1 photo
The line separating the two breeds was never easy to distinguish, but the British engineers have a special talent for making it nearly invisible. The latest example of that comes from the 675 Longtail.

Now that P1 production has ended, the 675LT remains the quickest Mac in the line-up and there's no shame in being confused on the label this speed demon deserves.

The latest example of this comes from the piece of footage at the bottom of the page, which demonstrates the 675LT's abilities during a recent track day event. The McLaren joined dozens of other uber-fast machines during the recent Sport & Collection speed celebration, a charity event held in France, on the Val de Vienne track.

As you'll be able to notice in the clip, the 675 doesn't miss any opportunity of showing otherwise incredible machines who's boss.

Heck, with its current range-topper, McLaren has made it hard to believe that the 675LT is an evolutionary process that started with the MP4-12C.

For instance, when trying to get the tail out through the corners, McLaren's early models could get just as awkward as their names, as the electronics and the driver were constantly fighting.

While the British specialist still relies on electronics alone (read: an open diff) to put the 666 hp (make that 675 PS, you metric system fans) of this beast down, the electronic nannies have learned the meaning of "organic handling" - perhaps the best proof of this came when Bruno Senna, Ayrton's nephew, officially drifted a 675LT Spider.

And while Mclaren is only building 500 675LT Coupes, as well as 500 Spiders, their engineers have a fantastic memory, so you'll find the same hypercar-like performance in future models.

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