Review of McLaren 675LT
McLaren Racing Limited, acclaimed as a Formula One constructor, is a British Formula One Team situated at the McLaren Technology Centre, Working, and Surrey, England. The company, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren, is the second oldest active Formula One team after Ferrari.
After its Formula One venture, McLaren looks to venture into the automobile market with specifications of Formula One racing cars.
The McLaren 675LT is the newest kid on the block for the McLaren company and is a notch up higher that the 650S. The McLaren 675LT has launched itself with lengthened body, an upgraded power-to-weight ratio and poignant aerodynamics. This enables to generate more power for the sports car variant.
It is fitted with a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that powers up 666 horsepower and 516lb-ft of torque. The car jumps up to 62mph from a standstill in a mere 2.9 seconds and gathers up a top speed of 205 mph. The McLaren 675LT still uses the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, typical of the 650S.
McLaren has cut out over one-third of 650S’s parts to enhance performance by reducing weight and increasing power, making it 220 pounds lighter than the 650S.
The plastic rear window, a redesigned exhaust system with two big titanium outlets, an additional carbon-fiber body aerodynamics package and carbon-fiber seats are the new entrants in the 675LT. All these are coupled with striking body design differences like a P1- shaped rear fascia with slim horizontal LED taillights and plenty extra scoops and vents and a louvered plexiglass rear window.
All these features summed in together make the McLaren 675LT the ultimate driver’s delight.
Review of McLaren P13 V8 Sports
The latest to enter the sports series car segment is the much awaited McLaren P13, McLaren’s answer to the Porsche 911 Turbo.
The McLaren P13 comes with the same engine specifications as the 650S that is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 turbocharged engine although slightly detuned to rev up a power of around 500 horsepower. The carbon-fiber framework body of the P13 makes the car the lightest among all the sports car variant contemporaries.
The specifications of the car are still kept behind closed doors. As per the makers, the P13 is being referred to as a ‘pure McLaren’ that is designed to bring “McLaren credentials and exclusivity to the sports car segment for the first time”
Review of McLaren P1 GTR
The McLaren P1 GTR is hailed by the makers to be “the best driver’s car in the world on track”. The car has been built with a new design concept to render it an aggressive body kit making it way more productive aerodynamically than the standard P1. The car is equipped with huge air ducts, jutting front splitter, extensive rear diffuser, and a long, tall wide rear spoiler that will remain fixed in place.
Besides these, the P1 GTR sees a huge boost to its power to 986bhp, 82bhp more than the standard P1’s 904bhp hybrid petrol-electric power-train engine.
The P1 GTR is given an attractive rear side. The makers have ditched pieces of the rear fascia and space between the central-mounted exhaust and carbon-fiber diffuser to expose the car’s rear internals, drawing ample attention to the supercar’s aggressive race character. With removal of the remainder of the rear body panels and the diffuser, the design makes way for the biggest addition which is the fixed wing that can extend to the full width of the P1 GTR and is nearly as high as its roofline.
This large wing functions in tandem with the new diffuser for augmented downforce and grip levels. The car has exclusively designed exhaust system made from inconel and titanium alloy and is a straight-cut, dual-pipe setup.
McLaren has fitted the Formula One technology, such as slick tyres, an ERS-style push to-pass system and a DRS-style opening rear wing, into the P1 GTR and promises to start its own driver training program with the car for the buyers to extract the best performance out of the F1-hybrid.