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2016 is a big year for McLaren Automotive and JVCKENWOOD, marking their 25th anniversary since joining forces in the fierce world of Formula 1. It also celebrates the launch of one of their biggest projects to date, the 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept! Unveiled at this year’s CES Show in Las Vegas, the 675LT Concept is a bespoke version of McLaren’s £260,000 supercar designed and built to showcase the future of in-car technology. Peer through the engine cover and you’ll still find the same twin-turbo V8 capable of hitting over 200mph, but open one of the McLaren’s Dihedral doors and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before…
Immediately you’re greeted with a steering wheel taken from the McLaren P1 GTR racecar – rectangular in shape and boasting all the key functions including launch control, power boost and active aero switches! There’s even a switch for the wipers, just in case it finds its way to Blighty.
The rest of the dash is kept minimal, with focus aimed primarily at driver focus and offering minimal distractions as well as increased weight reduction. Gone is the traditional instrument cluster and dials, which instead make way for a super-trick all-in-one HUD (heads-up display) that provides the driver with all the necessary information they need instead of having to scour through various modes or glancing downwards and reducing concentration on the road ahead.
One of the most impressive pieces of technology is the JVCKENWOOD CAROPTRONICS sensing device system. Working in tandem with its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), these two key pieces of technology detect the presence of vehicles around you before relaying the information instantly via the heads-up-display and user interface.
In addition to the HUD, aerodynamically-designed digital cameras replace the wing mirrors of the 675LT Coupe to reduce weight and drag resistance, as well as even aiding downforce at high-speed. This system is further aided by the DRVM (Digital Rear View Mirror) that displays each camera around the vehicle reducing its blind spots thanks to a high-res image projection and a much wider angle of view courtesy of the wide-angle cameras.
You can read more about the 675LT Coupe JVCKENWOOD Concept by visiting the following link: http://cars.mclaren.press/en-gb/releases/330