Exactly as planned, my McLaren 675LT Spider is properly back in action! Just two weeks since it returned to the garage, another 5,000km / 3,000 miles have been covered on this mega road trip so far. However, there's a long leg from Italy back up to Germany with plenty to discuss about what it's like to live on the road in a 675LT.
Having re-collected the McLaren 675LT only two weeks ago from Topaz Detailing after PPF installation to complete the extended process repairing some oxidisation issues on the front wings and bonnet, I promised that I would get it back on the road for a serious road trip and that is exactly what has happened. After departing the UK to Germany, attending the insane Koenigsegg event with Esser Automotive and many laps at the Nurburgring, it's now down in Italy on some amazing roads.
With plans taking quick u-turns thanks to new travel restrictions that have been introduced relating to France, after meeting up with PowerslideLover in the Dolomites, we've ventured over to Lake Como ahead of a mega drive back to Germany. Already having added 4,000km to the clock, it's another 800km drive from Como up through Switzerland to the Autobahn for a stretch to Frankfurt in order to take a voluntary and paid virus test, before reverting towards Stuttgart for the coming days.
However, the car is running perfectly! It may not be the most appropriate car for a massive tour of this nature due to the total lack of luggage space, crazy low front end, and loud, intense driving experience (apologies for the old man perspective), but on twisty roads, race tracks and the derestricted motorways it is an absolute delight. With the sun shining in Lake Como let me tell you more about living with the 675LT Spider on such a big adventure, before we make our way back towards Stuttgart where I left the SLS Black Series.
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I can confirm the virus tests have since returned negative results as expected.
Thanks for watching, Tim