they’ve all been pretty damn good. Now that the limited production P1 and
675LT are all sold out, the company has been working on a fast new track-focused model to replace it. Thanks to a
user on the forum McLaren Life, we now have our first glimpse of the upcoming 688HS, F1-inspired roof scoop and all.
The 688 High Sport was commissioned by McLaren Special Operations, the group that builds small-batch bespoke vehicles like the
650S Le Mans or
the 650S Can-Am.
Carscoops reports the new car will be limited to just 25 models, making it one of the most exclusive road cars on the planet.
Like the 675LT, the 688HS will be a faster and leaner version of
already fantastic 650S. The number 688 refers to the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8’s output in metric horsepower, or about 679 in American ponies. It is set to lose weight over the
650S and will be fitted with a number of
carbon fiber aero modifications. The photos show a large scoop on the roof and out back two uprights for what appears to be a fixed rear wing.
Expect a zero to 60 mph time of less than three seconds and a price tag of more than $350,000, although all 25 models are presumably spoken for. Those itching for a rare car from MSO can hold their breaths for the
rumored F1 successor.