At first, it may seem like a pinstriped version of McLaren’s sold-out 675LT, but there’s more – or less, depending on how you look at it, to the JVCKENWOOD Concept that made its debut today at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas.
Developed in cooperation with Japanese manufacturer of electronics and entertainment products, and owner of the JVC and Kenwood brands, JVCKENDWOOD, the study gives the 675LT a new minimalistic interior that hides a number of technological features.
It’s an extreme version of McLaren’s vision of purposeful interiors that place emphasis on weight savings, with the concept incorporating the full suite of JVCKENDWOOD’s CAROPTRONICS sensing device systems.
These include an all-in-one Head-Up Display (HUD) combined with the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to communicate information to the driver, and three exterior cameras that replace the side and rear view mirrors.
McLaren also borrowed the steering wheel from their track-devoted P1 GTR, with the IPAS and DRS buttons replaced by positioning controls for the Head-Up Display (HUD) with fighter plane inspired graphics, while eliminating the stock 675LT’s instrument panel and center console. The lower console was also redesigned with McLaren adding a monitor for the Digital Rear View Mirror (DRVM) on top of the driver.
The only changes made to the exterior of the car were the door mounted camera blades and third camera mounted above the rear number plate, and the silver racing stripes.