Strictly limited to 25, all already sold and based on the 675LT Spider, the Carbon Series LT has been produced in response to requests from McLaren customers that loved the visual carbon fibre McLaren P1 displayed recently at the International Geneva Motor Show.
Staying true to the ‘Longtail’ ethos, established by the McLaren F1 in the late 1990s, the MSO Carbon Series LT has been developed with a focus on light weight and features around 40% more carbon fibre parts over the standard car.
As with the 675LT Spider, the front bumper with larger splitter and end plates, front under body, side skirts, side intakes, lower side intakes, rear bodyside lower, rear fenders, rear deck, rear bumper, diffuser and ‘Longtail’ Airbrake are all carbon fibre but with a gloss finish revealing the weave of the material. In addition, the MSO Carbon Series LT is fitted with a gloss finished carbon fibre electrically retractable roof and tonneau, A-pillars, bonnet and rear deck, side blades, complete front and rear wings, and even fuel filler flap.
Under the gloss carbon fibre skin sits a heavily revised 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 powertrain from its Coupé brother, which kicks out 666bhp getting you from 0–60 in under 2.9 seconds. The changes to the powertrain saw more than 50% of the components replaced to ensure optimised levels of power, torque and drivability. These include new, more efficient turbos, detail design changes to the cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds, new camshaft and lightweight connecting rods, and a faster-flowing fuel pump and delivery system.
Production of the MSO Carbon Series LT begins this autumn with first deliveries expected before the end of 2016.