[update] Official pics and press release added.

Swiss magazine Automobile Revue has published a comprehensive story about the McLaren 675LT.

The McLaren 675LT has received an early reveal ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show where it will bring its long tail body reminiscent of the 1997 F1 GTR Long Tail. McLaren has already announced power will come from an uprated twin-turbo V8 3.8-liter engine with more than 50 percent new parts granting an output of 675 HP & 700 Nm, making it 25 HP & 22 Nm more powerful than the 650S Coupe.

Aside from packing more muscle, the 675LT is also significantly lighter as McLaren’s engineers were able to shave off 100 kg (220 lbs) so now the car has a dry weight of 1,230 kg (2,711 lbs). The more power less weight combo has slashed 0.1s from the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint time which now takes 2.9 seconds. Moreover, hitting 124 mph (200 km/h) from a standstill takes 7.9 seconds (-0.5s) while top speed stands at 205 mph (330 km/h), representing a 2 mph (3.2 km/h) decrease.

The 675LT will be available with four new exterior paints called Chicane Grey, Delta Red, Silica White and Napier Green which will be offered alongside the Heritage McLaren Orange. On the inside it gets ultra lightweight carbon fiber-shelled bucket seats wrapped in Alcantara with a "675LT" logo on the headrests. McLaren has incorporated the air conditioning controls in the touchscreen infotainment system while the rev counter has gained an "675LT" logo.

An official public premiere is scheduled for March 3 at the Geneva Motor Show.

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