McLaren 675LT Spider – An Owner’s Review
The McLaren 675LT Spider is a limited track-focused car that was built for pure enthusiasts who really appreciate and enjoy driving. Many of these cars are hidden in collections and are treated as ‘garage queens’ but some get properly exercised.
“I have driven many cars on the track, but I cannot compare anything to the 675LT, but because of the balance and the stability it has on the track,” says Mohammed Al-Hasni, a successful Omani businessman. “It makes you feel confident and you can push it further and further.”
Al-Hasni bought his 675LT after seeing it at the Geneva motor show. “I immediately fell in love with it. I sat in the car and felt like it was built for me, so I went for it. It was unique, and McLaren just did an amazing job with this car," he says.
The McLaren costs Al-Hasni approximately £20,000 per year to run. The 675LT Spider is not his only car but he daily drives it sometimes on normal roads. “The car drives amazing on the road. It has a quick steering reaction, its fast, and I just love it. It is just a little noisy as it is a track-focused car,” he says.
“I have driven the McLaren 720S, 570s, and the 540s. They are good cars, but none of them are track-focused. They are very different to the 675LT and you just can’t compare them on track,” he added.
Al-Hasni enjoys lowering the roof when the weather is good, and loves the noise the car makes – “the pops and bangs are just fantastic," he says. Al-Hasni’s favorite memories with the 675LT are driving on the track at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, and the usual drives on twisty mountain roads in Jabal Akdhar in Oman.
“I think McLaren are doing a really good job in a very short period of time. I think they are just great and I would definitely buy another one. They might have small issues with their cars since they’re a new manufacturer, but all manufacturers have defects with their cars and I would still buy another McLaren. The experience I am getting from McLaren is making it special because they organize many drives and track days,” said Al-Hasni. “The manufacturer does that, and I don’t think many manufacturers do it the way McLaren does.”