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McLaren gets into the spirit of Le Mans with F1-inspired 675LT

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997, a ‘Longtail’ McLaren F1 GTR racing under the Gulf-Davidoff GTC Racing banner and adorned with a distinctive livery finished second overall and first in the GT1 class. Now, McLaren Special Operations has created a personalised 675LT in tribute to that very car…

The Longtail lives!

The project, which was undertaken for a customer with the blessing of Gulf Oil, took McLaren Special Operations over 1,000 man-hours to complete, including a staggering 800 hours on airbrushing the famous blue, black, and orange livery. The details continue inside, with contrasting orange and blue stitching, orange seatbelts, and body-coloured inlays on the centre console. Given the 675LT was directly inspired by the F1 ‘Longtail’, we think the makeover entirely fitting – particularly with this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans just around the corner. The question is, when will we next see a McLaren racing at La Sarthe for real?

Photos: McLaren Automotive

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