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McLaren 675LT coupé

Shoot Experience Shooting the 675LT was quite an event. Now I know a lot of people don’t quite understand the appeal of the 675LT and I suppose this is because it’s quite similar to some of McLaren’s lesser models but that's mostly just on the surface. Other than the fact that the McLaren 675LT is a limited production car; limited to 500 world-wide, you can tell this isn’t like the other McLarens. When we moved the car to the shoot location, the first thing I noticed was how much more raw the 675LT felt, instantly upon starting the engine you are greeted with the awakening of Mclaren’s flat-plane V8 and its typical McLaren sound but this time you have a better sense of its power, you can feel the engine vibrating through the floor and through your seat, it surrounds you. The seats are firm and supportive, they hug you quite well. The suspension is also firm; you can definitely tell that McLaren had intended for the 675LT to perform its best on track. Getting out of the 675LT is a little awkward but this is normally the case with cars this low to the ground. There were no complications or any major difficulties whilst shooting the car, except one; I normally like to open engine compartments for any engine bay shots even though a lot of the cars I shoot have glass covers, making the engine visible from the outside. This usually isn’t ideal as the glass can cause some issues with sharpness and clarity of the shot, however in this case, we were unable to open the engine cover of the ’LT as there is no button or lever on the inside, instead a tool is required which we couldn’t find in the car at the time. This meant I had to shoot through the glass in order to get my shot, it’s not perfect but the final result isn’t bad. Overall I’m quite pleased with the results; there was quite a lot of detail that we managed to capture. Photos and article by Roland Woon

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