It’s like an exotic animal that possesses a rare physical peculiarity which it only uses to survive in the wild. The McLaren 675 Long Tail, for the very first time, does a round on the Castelloli track in Spain and it’s recorded in 4K. For a track-focussed car that does 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, without doubt, it looks (and sounds) magnificent.

The new long tail in the video is a revival of the iconic McLaren F1 GTR, which made its official debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. If you’re wondering why it looks like a 650S, well that’s because it actually is a 650S, a very reworked track-centred version of the supercar.

At 1,230 kg, the 675LT is light, a whole 100 kg lighter than the entire McLaren range and like some track cars, air-conditioning isn’t standard but a free-of-charge option. It has the same 3.8 litre V8 twin-turbo engine that you’ll find in the 650S, but with a handful of new engine components to give it that added 25 hp and 22 Nm – the new M838TL powerplant makes 675 PS and 700 Nm of torque here.

The rear air brake that you see in the video gives the 675LT an additional 40% more downforce, which is also achieved through the larger, redesigned front splitter – so you can be sure this fascinating road-legal track car does well in the handling department. Buyers seem pretty confident about the new Long Tail too, as word has it that all 500 units have been booked.