This McLaren 675LT’s Long Tail (And Nose) Got Shortened A Bit

McLaren only made 500 examples of the 675LT, plus another 500 of the Spider version that followed. And with so few made, they’re still trading hands for big bucks on the second-hand market. This one, though, is currently up for auction on Copart, with bidding (as we went to press) having reached just $65,500. But as you’ve probably ascertained by now, there’s a bit of a catch.

Hardcore as it is, this Longtail McLaren was apparently a bit too much machine for its driver, who appears to have crashed it pretty hard. Just how hard, we couldn’t say. Maybe there’s structural damage to the carbon monocoque (which would be very expensive to repair), or maybe it’s more cosmetic. If the latter’s the case, buying and repairing it could net one heck of a supercar bargain.

The 675LT, for those unfamiliar, was the more focused version of the 650S that’s since been replaced by the new 720S in McLaren’s mid-range Super Series. It packs a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 sending 666 horsepower (496 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Lightened and stiffened up, it was quoted to sprint to 62 mph (100 kmh) from a standstill in under 3 seconds, run the quarter-mile (402 meters) in 10.3 seconds, and top out at 205 mph (330 km/h). More to the point, with just 4.34 pounds (1.97 kg) for the power of each horse to motivate, it was the fastest production road car ever to round the Top Gear test track (at the time), clocking a 1:13.7 lap time to just barely knock the Pagani Huayra off its perch.

All 1,000 examples (between the coupe and the roadster) have long since been sold out, and the new 600LT may be no easier to get your hands on. So this may represent a heck of an opportunity – if you get your bid in before the auction closes today. If it’s already closed by the time you see this, though, that’s probably all for the best. Because we could never in good conscience recommend buying a car sight unseen, regardless of its advertised condition.

more photos...
  • Christian

    You can always put a Hyundai engine in it…

    • Infinite1

      Sacrilege! Lol

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S: A Sexy Super Saloon For Those Who Want It All

The GT 63 S four-door combines aggressive looks, room for four and extreme performance, so if you can afford it…

2020 Mitsubishi L200 Arrives In The UK With £21,515 Base Price

The updated L200 remains a true workhorse, but it now looks more modern and is much improved in all aspects.

Renault Triber Is Bound To Be Full Of Compromises – So, Is It?

Renault’s budget SUV for the Indian market is built to a price, but this doesn’t mean that customers must pass on it.

The UK Now Has More EV Charging Locations Than Gas Stations

Compared to the 8,400 fuel stations, there are currently 9,300 locations for EV car charging in Britain.

Is The e-Legend Concept The Best Looking Peugeot Ever Not Made?

Aside from great design, the e-Legend also boasts a 456 HP electric powertrain and Level 4 autonomy .

Opel To Show “Most Fuel Efficient” Astra Ever, New Corsa, Hybrid Grandland X In Frankfurt

Opel is playing on its home ground on this one, so it’s only natural to go with all guns blazing as it’s making its comeback.

Family Matters: 2019 Audi TTS Takes On First-Gen R8 4.2 FSI

A used, V8-powered R8 costs about as much as a brand new 2019 TTS Coupe, but which one is faster?.

One-Off Pagani Zonda Aether Is The First Zonda Auctioned In Seven Years

Like others, it has its V12 upgraded to 760 spec, but unlike most, it features a manual transmission instead of a semi-auto.

New Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Spied With Even Larger Rear Wing

As befitting an AMG bearing the Black Series moniker, the top GT R will feature some extreme aerodynamics components.

Could The Next Nissan GT-R Morph Into A Mid-Engined Supercar?

GM did it with the C8 Corvette – so what if the Japanese decided to follow suit with the Godzilla?.