The McLaren 675LT is coming, and it will be the most track ready 650S you can get. The "LT" stands for "Longtail," (not lightweight, like we thought) and that means it'll be bigger and faster than any 12C, 625C, or 650S that came before it. And it has a long tail HOLY CRAP.
And McLaren says it'll be lighter, too, which jibes with what we last heard about the car losing some 220 pounds over the 650S. Which should go well with the reported Satanic figure of 666 horsepower pumping out from the twin-turbo V8.
Of course, since it's a Longtail, it'll be, well, longer. And McLaren knows how to do Longtails, judging from its past experience with both the elongated McLaren F1 GTR of 1997 (and which the company hinted at by covering the 675LT model in thousands of little outlines of '97 F1 GTRs), and the ultimate F1 itself, the McLaren F1 GT.
Details aren't exactly forthcoming from McLaren at the moment about the 675LT, but from the weight loss and the power bump and the redesigned bodywork, it's easy to surmise a few things. First off, it'll be ludicrously fast, and the longer end should help it produce more downforce at extremely high speeds. Secondly, it should slot in neatly right below the stunning P1, which isn't such a bad place to be in the world.
And third, I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW GIVE IT TO ME.
(I want it.)
The car debuts at Geneva in March, so you'll just have to claw at your own eyeballs in a fit of pure, unadulterated desire until then.