McLaren - 600LT Price: from 185,500
Last Updated On: 12/07/2018
The McLaren 600LT is the next chapter of the storied history of the McLaren 'Longtail'. Only the fourth McLaren in two decades to receive the LT appendage, the ethos of this name is increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, track-focused dynamics and absoluite driver engagement.
With all the physical hallmarks of a true McLaren ‘Longtail’, the race car-inspired carbon fibre bodywork produces 100kg of additional downforce. The lower, stiffer suspension and increased front track create an aggressive stance and enhanced dynamic ability. Even the carbon fibre side intakes have been enlarged, to deliver the necessary cooling for the new powertrain.
Extreme weight-saving measures are at the heart of every McLaren LT. For the 600LT, a reduction of 96kg against a DIN weight of a 570S Coupé was targeted - and achieved. There is new carbon fibre bodywork in addition to the unique-in-class carbon fibre chassis. The lightweight braking system and suspension is taken from the McLaren 720S.
The track-focused interior features the carbon fibre Racing Seats first seen on the McLaren P1™. The 600LT can be made lighter still with the Super-Lightweight Carbon Fibre Racing Seats developed for the McLaren Senna. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) further offers a carbon fibre roof and front fender louvres. Lightweight Alcantara® trim material is used extensively throughout and the absence of carpet in the driver and passenger footwells and beneath the seats saves 5.7kg, while also exposing the carbon fibre beauty of the MonoCell II chassis construction. The glovebox has been removed and the door pockets replaced with lightweight nets; air-conditioning, satellite navigation and an audio system are all available as no-cost options, not being fitted as standard.
The 600LT is powered by a 600PS and 620Nm engine 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, which gives the car phenomenal acceleration with 0-100km/h (0-62mph) being achieved in a mere 2.9 seconds. It features an extreme weight reduction programme that builds on the carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis and lightweight aluminium body panels of the 600LT. The weight can be reduced even further with every lightweight option fitted, the lightest dry weight is as low as 1247kg, creating an astonishing power to weight ratio of 481PS per tonne.
Available to order now from McLaren retailers, first deliveries of the 600LT are expected in the autumn.