Who hasn’t dreamed about driving a McLaren on some beautiful roads?
Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire is an extremely lucky enthusiast. Not only does Farah have an excellent assortment of vehicles in his garage, but the automotive journalist also gets to drive some of the greatest supercars on the market. In Farah’s latest one-take video, the enthusiast takes a look at one of McLaren’s most potent supercars—the 675LT.
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Not only is the McLaren 675LT an extremely powerful supercar, it’s also a rare one. The automaker only made 500 units of the 675LT and each one sold for a dizzying $400,000. It’s safe to say, then, that the majority of owners will keep their 675LT in a heated garage instead of putting the supercar through its paces.
As Farah shows us, this is a sad thing.
The 675LT, in essence, is a P1 without the electric powertrain. The track-focused supercar is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out 666 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. As if that wasn’t enough, McLaren also kept the supercar’s weight down to roughly 2,900 lbs. What does all of this mean?
It means that the 675LT is fast. Like lighting fast. Zero to 60 mph takes just 2.7 seconds, while the supercar continues to accelerate all the way up to 205 mph. McLaren may not know how to make a fast race car, but the automaker sure knows how to make a fast supercar.
One would think that an insanely powerful, track-focused supercar like the 675LT would be too much for a windy road, but as Farah shows us, it’s actually a superb car that can blow you away. Not just on the track, but in any situation.