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Mystery McLaren 675LT Prototype Spied at the Nurburgring

Before there was a 720S, McLaren's ultimate supercar was the 675LT. But since it's been made obsolete, the British company has shoehorned one into the role of test mule. This test prototype was spotted earlier today at the Nurburgring as has everybody asking "what is it?"
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Because of the headlights, it's easy to tell that this is the Long Tail. However, the aero package is as exagerated as a poodle with a perm. A massive swan-neck wing jumps out at you, while the front air splitter means serious business.

Between that, the holes in the hood and the lowered suspension, this just screams "race car." But why make another race car version based on something that's already gone out of production?

It's worth mentioning that the 675 HP and 70 Nm of torque of the LT comes from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. Meanwhile, the new 720S uses a 4-liter. But it's not unheard of for new race cars to use old engines due to specific regulations. So we could be seeing a replacement for the 650S GT3 that will later be re-bodied to look like the 720S.

Of course, McLaren remains tight-liped about everything, which makes everything more diffcult to understand. Why are they even at the Nurburgring with this thing?

Another piece of info that's being interpreted as a possible clue is the sticker at the top of the windshield and on the rear fender, which clearly reads "MV715-23".

The replacement for the P1, which McLaren nicknames hpyer GT, is BP23. So could that be connected somehow? There are rarely any coincidences when it comes to this brand.

The new hypercar is actually going to be a rebirt of the famous F1 3-seat road racer, rumors suggest. If this is its test mule, it could be an entirely different story, but it raises more questions than it answers. Why is it a 2-seater? Where's the hybrid stuff hiding? And what organs do we need to sell to afford it?

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