You know what they say, sometimes it’s time to go back to the basics. You could say that’s just what McLaren is doing with its all-new racing focused 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept. The automaker unveiled the sleek-looking, minimalistic sportster this week at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
The McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD concept comes packed with technology from the Japanese company along with the classic lines from McLaren. The car commemorates McLaren’s 25-year partnership with Formula 1.
It starts with the 675LT Coupe as its base. McLaren says it’s the most lightweight and aerodynamic model in its Super Series family. (The public seems to like it, too. The 675LT sold out of its limited 500 models within months.) Add in all of the JVCKENWOOD CAROPTRONICS technology and you’ve got one high-tech driving machine.
The outside of the car doesn’t see major styling changes. But it’s outfitted with specially designed Aerodynamics Digital Cameras. These electronic mirrors replace standard optical side mirrors. They also help reduce weight and air resistance for improved high speed performance.
Inside, the interior is nothing short of a digital cockpit. It features an all-in-one Head-Up Display that replaces the standard buttons and instrument panel. It’s located just below eye level, so that drivers can focus on the road while still maintaining a steady eye on the workings of the car. It’s framed in satin carbon fiber.
The standard center mirror also gets chucked for a special DRVM. This is a combination of 3 cameras located on each side of the rear that offer a wider view of the road behind. It also helps reduce blind spots with its High Resolution display.
The cabin is full of Carbon Black Nappa Leather. It’s on the dash, upper beltline, and forward part of the central floor hump. The center console and air conditioner are also gone. We also have to mention the steering wheel. It’s borrowed from the McLaren P1 GTR so it looks like a hardcore gaming control.
Orange is used on the steering wheel-mounted start/stop button as well as on the anodized vertical strakes. The same color is used on the seat bolsters and armrests.
The seat centers and floor mats feature the 675LT logo and use a new Strata Ribbed Textile that is newly developed for this concept.
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