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McLaren 675LT bears all in naked carbon-fibre

By Ryan Lewis, 08 Jun 2016 News

McLaren 675LT bares all in naked carbon-fibre

A look at the breathtaking limited edition McLaren 675LT carbon-fibre supercar

McLaren Special Operations has recreated the stunning McLaren 675LT supercar, giving it nothing but glossy carbon-fibre to cover its oily bits.

The beautifully raw result is enough to get the hardiest car lover weak at the knees.

Just 25 examples are to be built, and they’re all sold, but that won’t stop us from having a gander.

MSO started work on the Carbon Series LT after customers requested the 675LT be given the same treatment as the bare carbon McLaren P1 shown at the Geneva motor show last year.

Performance figures remain the same as the 675LT: 497kW and 700Nm from a heavily turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine. It takes 2.9 seconds to reach 100km/h from rest – 0-200km/h takes just 8.1 seconds.

Mc Laren -675LT-front -sideOf course, increasing the amount of carbon-fibre in the body by 40 percent gives this limited edition a performance edge, thanks to its lighter weight.

It’s not called the Carbon Series for nothing. MSO has employed the exotic composite for the retractable roof and tonneau, A-pillars, bonnet and rear deck, side blades, complete front and rear wings, and even fuel filler flap.

That’s on top of all the carbon in the regular 675LT, including the front bumper, front under body, side skirts, side intakes, rear fenders, rear deck, rear bumper, diffuser and ‘Longtail’ airbrake.

The Carbon Series LT gets McLaren’s Track Telemetry pack as standard, which includes three track cameras, and has front wings that feature GT3-inspired functional louvres.

McLaren Special Operations is the outfit responsible for individualising McLaren vehicles. MSO will build anything from limited number special editions through to completely one-off designs. It also maintains the remaining McLaren F1s.

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Previous MSO projects have included a 50th anniversary McLaren 12C Spider, the McLaren P1 GTR, a customised Mercedes-McLaren SLR, and the divisive X-1 concept car, pictured above.