Santa Monica

24 June 2017

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Lot 205

2016 McLaren 675LT

  • VIN SBM11RAA5GW675290

$335,000 - $375,000


666 bhp, 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine
Presented in Chicane grey
One of only 500 produced
Only 730 original miles
Highly optioned example

Upon introduction McLaren conveyed: “Experience the raw adrenaline of the McLaren 675LT, the lightest, most driver-focused, most exclusive series production McLaren supercar ever built.

The 1997 McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ was the ultimate evolution of the Le Mans-winning F1 GTR. Almost two decades on, the limited-edition 675LT follows its uncompromising ethos to create a visceral driving experience of unique intensity. More power, less weight, more precision – nothing escaped McLaren’s attention in the quest for perfection on both road and track.”

The 675LT has an unrivalled combination of lightness, safety and stiffness. This is possible through the carbon fiber ‘MonoCell.’ A fanatical weight saving process was implemented on the McLaren 675LT that encompasses lightweight carbon fiber racing seats to a one millimeter thinner windscreen, no opportunity to save weight has been overlooked. Ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels and Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tires, carbon ceramic brakes and an uprated suspension system that embraces technology from the McLaren P1 also contribute to the radical specification.

Limited to 500 cars per the McLaren identification tag, this exciting machine is finished in Chicane Grey with an Alcantara embossed leather interior with racing seats in Carbon Black with McLaren papaya orange highlights, seatbelts and stitching. The famed McLaren orange is also seen on the disc brake calipers which are fitted with aforementioned stealth alloy wheels and proper spec tires.

The 675GT is amply powered by its 666 brake horsepower, 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that is paired with a paddle-shift seven-speed automatic transmission. Other performance-oriented and mechanical convenience componentry consists of McLaren track telemetry camera, Club Sport Professional Pack, McLaren special operation fire extinguisher, lithium ion battery charger and the McLaren vehicle lift system. This operational lifting of the car will spare concerns over high curbs and minor tarmac grades by not having to worry about the dreaded scraping of the lower surfaces.

The McLaren also has amenities that includes air conditioning, soft-close latches; power windows, steering, and brakes. Carbon fiber elements are seen throughout the car as part of the weight savings, engineering specifications plus the fact that they just have that look that immediately identifies the cars build with the latest types of McLaren Formula One cars that have been on the grid since the mid-1960s when raced by Company founder, the late Bruce McLaren. Among the list of carbon fiber features are chicane end plates, rear bumper center, lower side intakes, mirror caps, wheel arches, airbrake, steering wheel, interior trims, and engine bay workings.

Mark Vinnels, McLaren Automotive Program Director, describes the 675LT as “the most focused McLaren road car yet,” and it more than looks the part. There is also a ‘burnout launch mode,’ Vinnels told the motoring press that if you launch it with the steering turned to 90 degrees it’ll spin exactly around the badge on the nose. “I hate it when people said our cars are scientific and aren’t about emotion,” Vinnels stated. “We don’t want the 675LT to be a caricature, but we want it to get an emotional response.” We find it hard to believe that your heart won’t be beating a bit faster after experiencing such a fabulous car, with only 730 miles on the odometer, it is ready to hit your favorite roads.

Addendum

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Alexander Weaver

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Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

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Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

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Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

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David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

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Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

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A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

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As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

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Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

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Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

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Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

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Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more