Mclaren-675lt-1 McLaren and JVCKENWOOD’s collaboration has yielded the McLaren 675LT Concept, which debut at the 2016 CES. The McLaren 675LT Concept is based on the 675LT Coupe and features a host of new technologies that commemorates McLaren’s 25th anniversary in Formula 1.

The 675LT Coupe, which recently went into production at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Center in Woking, is the most driver-focused, lightweight and aerodynamically optimized variant in the McLaren Super Series line-up. Strictly limited to 500 units, which had sold out within a matter of months.

The McLaren design team, led by designer Peter Wilkins, was tasked with incorporating the JVCKENWOOD CarOptronics system into the 675LT Coupe. Working closely with the JVCKENWOOD’s team, they focused their attention on the interior of the 675LT Coupe.

The interior of a McLaren road car is a purposeful and minimalist environment and, with its emphasis on weight savings, the 675LT Coupe is one of the most extreme of all. This made it the ideal starting point for the McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept.

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To incorporate JVCKENWOOD’s technology, the team created a layered and panoramic yet purposeful interior using a mix of classic McLaren materials and innovative new fabrics. The result is still recognizable as McLaren, but takes interior design a step forward. Carbon Black Nappa Leather is used to finish the top of the bespoke dashboard, upper beltline and forward portion of the central floor tunnel. A new Geometric Black Technical Fabric with a waxy grained finish to prevent reflections is applied to the area in front of the driver.

This is then positioned to appear as if it is floating by a strip of Satellite Grey Technical Fabric across the dash area and into the doors. The usual center console is removed altogether with the air conditioning system, a delete option on the 675LT, to offer an even more spacious feel. The steering is borrowed from the most exclusive McLaren variant, the track-devoted McLaren P1 GTR, with the IPAS and DRS buttons replaced by positioning controls for the Head-Up Display (HUD) with fighter plane inspired graphics.

The HUD makes conventional instruments redundant, replaced by a vent framed by satin carbon fiber to provide cooling air directly to the driver. A flash of color is provided by Calypso Orange anodized vertical strakes, a color and material that also surrounds the steering wheel-mounted start/stop button.

Edited: McLaren