McLaren has revealed the 600LT – the fourth ‘Longtail’ after F1 GTR Longtail race car and 675LT Coupe and Spider.
The 600LT is 96 kg lighter than the 570S Coupe with a dry weight of just 1,247 kg, all thanks to its lightweight carbon fibre monocoque chassis and carbon fibre bodywork. According to McLaren, the top-exit exhausts are not only for aesthetic appearance, but also delivers a substantial weight saving and an incredible aural experience.
The new addition to the LT family has all the physical hallmarks of a true McLaren ‘Longtail’, including a silhouette elongated by 74 mm, an extended front splitter, lengthened rear diffuser and fixed rear wing. In total, more than 23% of parts are different on a standard 600LT compared to a 570S Coupe, the company said.
The minimalist track-focused interior has Carbon Fibre Racing Seats first seen on the P1, and generous usage of Alcantara. The Super-Lightweight carbon fibre seats developed for the Senna are available as well.
The McLaren Special Operations (MSO) offers a range of features that includes a carbon fibre roof and cantrails, and vented carbon fibre front fenders. The aforementioned 1,247 kg dry weight is achieved when every lightweight option is fitted.
The 600LT is powered by a 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo, developing 592 bhp and 620 Nm of torque, paired to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The power-to-weight ratio of the 600LT at its lightest dry weight is 481 PS/tonne.
The new model features the forged aluminium double-wishbone suspension and lightweight braking system from the second-generation McLaren Super Series (read 720S), and a bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres.
McLaren said that the “production volume is strictly limited.” Priced from £185,500 with taxes (UK), and includes a Pure McLaren Road Owner Track Day experience with driver training.
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