McLaren has finally shown some images for its MSO Carbon Series LT. If you can recall, the limited edition model was only revealed earlier this year. Since then, the Carbon Series LT sold out quickly after the British car manufacturer has allotted only 25 units for production. Or it could be because McLaren dressed up the usual 675LT with 40% more carbon fibre. Either way, we’re not at all surprised.
The limited version features a 666 hp, 3.8 litre twin turbo engine to begin with. Besides the devil’s 3-digit code, the car also boasts up to 516 pound feet of torque. This makes it go all the way from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. If that’s not enough, wait ‘til you see its top speed reach up to 200mph.
Although the company hasn’t released the full price details for the McLaren Special Operations Carbon Series LT, we’re expecting it to cost more than £285,450. That is if we have to consider the 675LT Spider’s already expensive price tag. Of course the use of carbon fiber for its entire body certainly comes with a price.
Aside from bringing us this latest MSO Carbon version, McLaren’s LT series also consists of 675LT Spider and the regular 675LT. The 675 LT is McLaren’s first ever longtail coupe in almost twenty years by the way. The Carbon Series LT also receives the same Track Telemetry that goes with the standard model. In addition, the front wing comes with louvers similar to McLaren GT3’s. Though the third on the line is basically the 675LT Spider decked with 40 % more carbon fibre to boot. In that case, we can only expect it to be much lighter than its usual 2,800 lbs dry weight.
Be that as it may, the use of carbon fibre in building high performance cars is nothing new. Le Mans and Formula 1 racing have started it all back in the eighties. Still, McLaren was the pioneer in using the carbon-fibre monocoque for an F1 racecar.
As we can see right now, the British brand still continues to promote the use of lightweight composite materials for their cars. Just like most of its exterior features, the limited-run 675LT Spider’s retractable roof is also made with hi-gloss carbon fibre. In fact, this goes all the way down to its fuel covers up to its pair of wings, side blades, rear deck, bonnet and A-pillars.