Fresh off the last episode of Ignition, which featured the insane 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV, host Jonny Lieberman is back for another installment of Ignition with yet another supercar in tow.
This time, Lieberman wrangled the keys to two McLaren 675LTs. We have seen a generous amount of McLarens on Ignition in the past, but the 675LT is one of the fastest. Essentially, the 675LT is the stripped-down, powered-up variant of the already-bonkers McLaren 650S. With 666 hp pushed out from the familiar 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, the 675LT slingshots to 60 mph in just three seconds, and sprints to a top speed well over 200 mph.
On the road, Lieberman finds the 675LT to be as hardcore as supercars come. The power is immense, with the 675LT’s new trick active aerodynamic kit working in tandem with the stupendously powerful brakes to create a back-road weapon.
Then, the 675LT is in a class of its own on the track. Resident Motor Trend hotshoe Randy Pobst shuttles Lieberman around the track, demonstrating the absurd capability of McLaren’s track star.
Lieberman isn’t convinced, however, as the 675LT costs a whopping $150,000 more than the regular 650S. On the track, in the hands of a professional driver, the car makes a sublime sort of sense. On the street, Lieberman argues there isn’t really enough of a difference to justify the steep price hike.
Take a look at the McLaren 675LT do what it does best in the newest episode of Ignition below.