McLaren’s long history (pun intended) of long tail models continues today as the British supercar manufacturer unveiled its 600LT, a careful and meticulous evolution of its Sports Series line-up.
“The McLaren 600LT is only the fourth ‘Longtail’ McLaren in more than two decades. The McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ that began the lineage was one of the purest race cars in modern motorsport history,” says McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt. “The 675LT resurrected the revered name, creating the purest distillation of the sheer driving pleasure embodied by all McLaren cars.”
This goal of creating a supercar that’s all about the pleasure of driving has been achieved by using the McLaren 570S as a fresh canvas. From here on, the 600LT is made longer, lighter, and faster than the 570S. It’s length has been elongated by 74 mm, as the bodywork features an extended front splitter, a longer rear diffuser, a top mounted exhaust, and a fixed rear wing. 23% of the parts of this car are different from the regular 570S, while engineers were able to achieve a weight reduction of 96 kg through the use of carbon fiber around the body, as well as a forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension and a lightweight braking system. With a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 producing 600 PS (591 hp) and 620 Nm of torque, the 600LT achieves a power-to-weight ratio of 481 PS/tonne.
Like all other McLaren supercars, the interior features a minimalist layout, with only a few buttons and a large touch screen infotainment system being the main source of information and control for the vehicle. Carbon fiber racing seats, as well as an extensive use of Alcantara create a driver-focused interior. As with all these supercars, customers can customize the interior with options that include the carbon fiber seats from the McLaren Senna.
With MSO (McLaren Special Operations), the car is one’s canvas, where all of one’s desires and wishes can be specified to make the 600LT uniquely theirs, assuming that that sky is the limit, and not their wallets.
The 600LT will be produced by McLaren in Woking for 12 months beginning October, 2018.