The McLaren 675LT is a discontinued model. McLaren has already pushed him into the legacy segment in his model line-up. There he parks next to M6GT, F1,12C, and 650S. McLaren built 1,000 units of the 675LT with a 675 hp Biturbo-V8. 500 coupés and 500 roadsters. At a price per unit of over 300,000 dollars.
A new test vehicle shows that the British have not mothballed their limited super sports car. AutoMotoUndSport photographer discovered a camouflaged Mclaren 675LT on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. With a large fixed rear wing instead of the typical airbrake. The sports car world puzzles: What is this McLaren? A new super sports car for the road? Or a new race car? McLaren asserts that it is a test vehicle for chassis components. That’s all there is to it. Testing new suspension technology on the Nordschleife makes sense. Where else can you test better than on the various race track?
But parts such as suspensions, springs, dampers, and stabilizers are hidden anyway. So why is it necessary to glue the bodywork? And why does it need the rear wing? It leads to speculation. The McLaren drove to the Nürburgring with a fake license plate. The king of the Erlkönig bears the identification MV 715-23, with two passengers sitting in the cockpit. The Erlkönig looks like a GT3 car in visual terms. McLaren changed the front apron.
The front hood has two recesses. The hatch on the roof is also new. This causes fresh air to penetrate the engine. McLaren already has a GT3 car on offer with the 650S. With 3.8-litre bi-turbo V8, which is captured by the regulations at around 500 hp. The 650S GT3 came in 2015 as the successor of the MP4-12C GT3; maybe the sighted Erlkönig is the successor of the successor. Another possibility would be for McLaren to sell the 675LT as a sprint model, analogous to the 570S and 650S. Both of the sports cars in question carry a fixed rear wing and are only built for the racetrack – so they do not have a road license. A 675LT would fit into this scheme as a top model.
Street sports cars for the racetrack?
The Erlkönig doesn’t seem to be a GT car for Le Mans. He doesn’t seem radical enough for that. When you look at the diffuser. They say McLaren’s testing a move into Le Mans. Under the leadership of Zak Brown, a lot has happened in the racing division. See Fernando Alonso’s guest appearance at the Indy500, which would have been impossible under the old boss Ron Dennis. However, it is said McLaren wants to wait and see how the sports car world championship will be rearranged after the Porsche exit. Maybe there will even be an entry into the top class. Maybe McLaren’s only testing suspension parts.
Or maybe it’s a new super sports car for the road. Known: McLaren is working on new models for its Ultimate Series. There will be a new three-seater sports car. Just like the F1 code name for the new: BP23th planned market launch at the beginning of 2019, McLaren also wants to build another super sports car for the top-of-the-range Ultimate Series. When it arrives is not transmitted. Just one more thing. The super sports car is part of the timetable until 2022.