Mclaren the creator of the hypercar P1 and many other supercars in the past showcased the 675 LT at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show. Based on the 650S Coupe the 675 LT is definitely been brought back to life to relieve Mclaren’s ‘Longtail’ heritage glory days.
Although Mclaren will only be building 500 units of this track focused car which has lost some serious amount of weight and as a result of that the 675LT also happens to be the lightest car in its class. Injected with more power and optimized aerodynamics to perform better on the track. The 675 LT now can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 2.9 seconds which is actually a second quicker than the standard car and all that was possible because the 675LT is actually 100 Kilograms lighter than the standard 650S.
This car is meant to perform and that is also the reason why the M838TL engine which also performs its duty on the 650S Coupe and Spider has been modified to extract more power, but here is the real deal although this car is extreme still it is very much a road legal car which will be offered in the Coupe only form. The 675 LT with all the characteristics found its place in the McLaren Super Series; this extreme road legal coupe has the ability to reach the 200 km/h mark from standstill in just 7.9 seconds while it can kiss the 330 km/h mark with ease.
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For quite some time now Mclaren has stopped building the MP4-12C which was one of the brilliant production cars that came out from the British Sportscar manufacturer workshop. In the meantime the P1 Hypercar came and impressed the people with its sheer power and that new and exclusive styling. Let’s just say that the 650S Spider has just evolved out of the above mentioned cars but still has its own unique character.
Unveiled at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show the 650S Spider according to Mclaren does not compromise on its performance or handling a bit still after being an open top convertible. Mechanically this car is similar to the 650S Coupe and is powered by the same McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine. We knew the MP4 12 C was no doubt a great car be it its handling, power figures or ride quality and believe it or not the new 650S Spider too shares the same Carbon fibre Composite chassis which was used by the 12C.
This open top convertible is fast and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds flat while it has a claimed top speed of about 329 Km/h. For stopping weather you like it or not Mclraen has fitted the car with carbon fiber ceramic disc brakes while it also comes with sticky Pirelli tyres for maximum grip. There is absolutely no way this convertible compromises on anything.
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Mclaren 675 LT was unveiled at the 85th International Geneva Motor show and according to the reports it is the purest series production supercar till date. In this video you can watch Chris Goodwin who happens to be the Chief test driver of Mclaren Automotive explains all the features of the 675 LT in detail.
In this video Chris Goodwin recalls his racing days and his ride the F1 GTR LongTail which was one of the first Mclaren cars that he ever drove back in the year 1997, he raced that car and also won the race at Silverstone. The car was heavily revised to suit the needs which even included the change in shape by developing a long tail towards the rear which reflected on the aerodynamic advantage that they gained during the race which included downforce and cooling. The car was modified further which even included revised suspension, new brakes and installed ABS, new tyres etc.
Spool forward to the present day and the new 675 LT is developed on the same platform as the 650S which is already the fastest car in its class and then they have tweaked the standard car to make it more track focused and responsive. The 675 LT has been fitted with 50 percent larger airbrakes, 40 percent more downforce which is created with the air spoiler and front splitter. Mclaren also claims that almost 33 percent of the components used in the car are all new and they were able to shed 100 kilos further of the dry weight. Changes were even made to the engine components and this car now produces about 675 Ps of peak power which is obviously more than the standard car.
This Mclaren 675LT is definitely different than the standard 650S and one can realize that once they switch the ignition on. Watch and enjoy the video and learn more about the 675 LT in detail.
Mclaren will be unveiling a completely new car at the upcoming Geneva Motor show this March and we all are excited about it afterall it is coming out from the stable of one of the most established and well known Auto manufacturers of the World Mclaren. The upcoming car will be called the 675 LT and it will compete directly with the already popular Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Until now Mclaren has not yet revealed any technical details of the car. The upcoming car is expected to be more powerful and wild variant of the already popular 650 S. Now the standard car is powered by a 3.8 Litre V8 unit which produces about 641 Bhp of peak power while expect the 675 LT to produce even more power than the standard variant. The 675 LT surely will be an attention grabber just like any other Mclaren cars and will also feature ultra lightweight aluminium exhaust pipes. Mclaren will also use many lightweight materials in its construction to reduce the overall weight while it will also shed some extra weight from its interiors by removing all the so called comfort features which are usually available inside the cabin of the standard car.
This soon to be unveiled track focused 675 LT will be in equal league with the well known Ferrari FXXK and the P1 GTR. Until then we all have to wait till March to finally be able to see the car in flesh and before our very own eyes.
Watch the videos to get an idea of the upcoming car from Mclaren.
This got to be the most exciting and heart pounding video series for the supercar fans because recently Auto Express conducted a drag race shootout event at an open airstrip which featured some of the fastest and wildest supercars that you can imagine.
The drag race involved Mclaren 650S, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8 V10 and a Mercedes S 63 AMG Coupe although there are few other races which were also conducted between other cars but we found these four cars the most interesting from the lot. In the first video you can watch a drag race between a rear wheel drive Mclaren 650S and a four wheel drive Lamborghini Aventador. The AVentador is powered by a 6.5 litre V12 which produces about 700 Hp of peak power while its competitor is the Mclaren 650S uses a twin turbo 3.8 Litre V8 which produces about 650 Hp of peak power.
While in the second video you can watch a Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe which is powered by a 5.5 litre Bi-turbo V8 engine producing about 636 hp of peak power, the engine has been mated to a 7 speed automatic gearbox which send all the power to the rear wheel while its opponent is the Audi R8 V10 which is powered by a 5.2 litre V10 produces about 535 Hp of peak power, the engine unit is mated to a 7 speed duel clutch gearbox which sends power to all the 4 wheels.
Now the results are pretty interesting. So watch both the videos to find out who are the winners in this 1, 800 meter long drag race.
Mclaren P1 and a Porsche 918………
What are the next words that are coming in your mind? Is It Race? If it’s ‘race’ then today is your lucky day because believe it or not you get to see a P1 locking horns with the 918 Spyder. Now as you all know both of these hypercars are actually powered by a hybrid engine which means that you have a powerful petrol engine as well as an electric motor which actually results in an amazing power output. Both these cars are meant for race track and are extremely fast at the same time and in this video you can actually find out how fast they actually are on a real race track.
On paper the Mclaren P1 produces about 903 hp of peak power and about 1500 Nm of torque which is absolutely brilliant while on the other hand the Porsche 918 generates about 887 hp of peak power and 1275 Nm of torque which is comparatively less than the P1. Offcourse! The Porsche 918 is a heavier car than the Mclaren p1 and thus is also slower……No! Actually not because the Mclaren P1 and Porsche 918 both can accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark on just 2.8 seconds while they both actually can reach speeds of above 335 km/h mark.
Folks at Evo try to set a fastest lap time on both these cars and try to find out who comes out as the clear winner.
How often do you actually see a Hypercar on road? In this video there is not one but actually two of the world’s finest and really fast Hypercar’s which are ready to race against each other in an open airstrip.
Autocar recently conducted a drag race between the Mclaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder which are both actually has a hybrid powertrain. These mid engine Hypercars are fast and the engine produces an enormous amount of power. However there is a twist here there is one more contender who too actually is participating in this unique drag race and that’s the new Ducati 1199 Superleggera. Now you must be thinking that the motorcycle surely weighs almost less than half of this two cars and a car although be it an extreme Hypercar like the Mclaren P1 or the Porsche 918 cannot actually compete with a motorcycle because it’s lightweight and fast. But you will actually have to wait till the end of this video to find out what actually happens next.
The Mclaren P1 actually produces 904 bhjp while the Porsche 918 produces about 875 bhp while the super exclusive Ducati Superleggera produces about 200 bhp of peak power which is really less compared to the other two beasts here.
Enjoy the Drag race and find out who actually wins this ultimate battle.
It’s a rare sight really! Quite honestly how often do you get to watch supercar owner’s pushing their cars to the limit on an empty private airstrip?
But Evo along with Vmax200 organized an event called Evo Max where supercar owners from all over the UK were invited to push their cars to the limit and it was a massive event which took place on September 2014. There were a lot of supercars present at the event and all waiting to reach the top speed and their owners eagerly waiting for their turn to unleash their beasts on the airstrip. There were
Lamborghinis, Mclaren, Noble, Mercedes AMG’s Aston Martins, Porsches, Bentleys and believe it or not even a Ferrari La-Ferrari and last but not the least a Bugatti Veyron.
Forza Motorsport does not need any introduction especially to the gamers and they have some good news for the Forza fans out there and that is that the sequel of Forza Motorsport series which was launched back in the year 2012 developed by Playground games is coming out and this new game is called Forza Horizon 2 which will not only feature some new and exciting cars but will also eature 3 times more drivable area than the previous game.
Along with that Forza also released a video which reveals its first pack of cars and Forza is calling it ‘The Mobil 1 Car Pack’ which features 6 new cars which include the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 2013 Renault Clio RS 200, 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v, 1957 Maserati 300 S and the 1977 BMW M5.
This new game game will be available only on the Xbox one platform and this game features events set in the Souther Europe which means you can drive these virtual cars on the beautiful roads of Southern France and Italy and that’s amazing.
The automobile as we know it is undergoing a revolutionary change. The Mclaren P1 is one among a few other supercars that are so complex that it took more than a century to become reality. The high-tech systems that power these modern supercars are the result of decades of development and research. One key factor that played a vital role in these cars to materialize was Formula 1.
Mclaren has been racing in Formula 1 since its early days. Formula 1 is a test bed for modern technologies and the Mclaren P1 is the result of the hard work that gone into making championship winning race cars. Having conquered speeds over 200 mph, their focus now is on creating supercars that produce less greenhouse gases and burn fuel more efficiently than before.
Hybrid systems have been around for a while now. However, no one had ever used hybrids to power 1000 horsepower supercars topping well over 200 mph. The Mclaren P1 has shown us the future of motoring with its highly complicated hybrid drive. Ferrari and Porsche too have their own versions of hybrid supercars, each with unique qualities of their own.
The Mclaren P1 makes use of a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 along with a bank of high powered batteries and electric motors to generate a combined output of over 900 horsepower. Couple that to a car that weighs as much as your average family hatchback and results of this combination are rather profound.
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For 2013, Mclaren Automotive has updated the MP4-12C package with a host of changes. To the naked eye, the 2013 Mclaren MP4-12C looks no different. However, tweaks to its internals add up to an all-around improvement in both responsiveness and sportiness.
The 2013 model year MP4-12C supercar gains an extra 25 horsepower from its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The additional power output does not affect over all efficiency, though. Among other concerns for both owners and those planning to buy a ’12C was the sluggish gearbox. The SSG transmission on the new model gets a software upgrade making it more responsive that before.
A unique thing about Mclaren, is that they’re offering all the recent upgrades to owners of the previous model for no additional cost. So if you already happen to own an MP4-12C then you could drop it back to Mclaren for a 25 horsepower bump and transmission software update.
All said, the 2013 Mclaren MP4-12C is based around a carbon fiber monocoque with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive setup. The twin-turbocharged V-8 generates 625 PS and 600 Nm of torque. The MP4-12C is known for being an easy-to-drive supercar with a comforting ride and sharp handling.
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Mclaren 650S is the latest entrant in the supercar market and it made a grand debut at the Geneva motor show. The 650S as many of you ‘googled’ it couple of times already is positioned just between the MP4-12C and the P1.
It shares the same 3.8 litre, V8 engine which also does duty on the MP4-12C but here it generates 650Ps of maximum power which is obviously more than the 12C(600Ps). Now here are some more interesting data it does 0-100 km/h mark in just 3 seconds and the 200 km/h mark in 8.4 seconds. Still want more? We promise you will love this car even more after hearing this it weighs only 1330 Kilograms and has a top speed of over 330 km.
This car looks different than the original MP4-12C but shares lot of its components and even styling quos from both the 12C and the P1. The change in the design has led to more downforce at high speeds which will further enhance its good handling. Mclaren is known to build some of the more advanced and sophisticated piece of machinery, there supercars are almost perfect from every sense they have a great handling, looks absolutely stunning and is fun to drive. Unlike other supercars you get a very sophisticated and comfortable cabin with quite a few numbers of interesting equipments which includes a satellite radio and navigation. It is also one of the safest car in the world and has carbon-ceramic disc brakes fitted both at its front and rear which are capable of bringing the supercar to halt quite efficiently.
Below given are an entire image gallery of the Mclaren 650S along with the uncovering video of the car at the Geneva motor show so enjoy!!
You can also read our entire review of the new Mclaren 650S here
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Ferrari rolled out the 458 Speciale and now Mclaren wants to take Maranello head on with a sharper and of course, faster version of the MP4-12C. The Ferrari 458 Speciale replaces the F430 Scuderia which was launched last year. It is lighter, more powerful and quicker than the standard 458 Italia.
The standard Ferrari 458 Italia is as sharp as a Swiss knife, however the Speciale is more of a samurai sword. There’s all kinds of aerodynamic trickery going on making it extremely agile. Bettering Ferrari’s 458 Speciale will be a tough ask. But, that does not mean folks at Mclaren are going sit quiet with their hands folded.
Oh no, they wont. Mclaren insiders close to Autocar have revealed that a 458 Speciale rival is in the making. It will based on the current MP4-12C super car. Now, the MP4-12C is as complicated as its name which is why I like to call it a bucket load of science and mathematics where the bucket is made out of carbon fiber.
Mclaren’s 458 Speciale rival has to be better than its rival and for that they would require a team of the most brilliant engineers who will probably spend the months leading up to project deadline inside the Mclaren skunkworks. The new supercar is expected to arrive in 2014, according to Autocar.
The upcoming Mclaren will probably use the same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 tuned to 650 horsepower. The exterior styling of the new car is expected to be unique too. There is talk about a P1 inspired exterior design to debut on this high performance model.
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