New McLaren 600LT Long Tail has More Power, Less Weight, Better Aero

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“…optimised aerodynamics, increased power, reduced weight, track-focused dynamics and enhanced driver engagement that are the hallmarks of a McLaren ‘Longtail’.”Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

The new limited edition McLaren 600LT is more track focused with increased performance through weight reduction, increased power and optimised aerodynamics, all true Longtail traits in the spirit of the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ race car and McLaren 675LT Coupé and Spider.

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“The McLaren 600LT is only the fourth ‘Longtail’ McLaren in more than two decades,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. “The McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ that began the lineage was one of the purest race cars in modern motorsport history. The 675LT resurrected the revered name, creating the purest distillation of the sheer driving pleasure embodied by all McLaren cars. Now we are further extending our very special LT family –albeit in limited numbers – and once again showcasing the ethos of optimised aerodynamics, increased power, reduced weight, track-focused dynamics and enhanced driver engagement that are the hallmarks of a McLaren ‘Longtail’.”

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The 600LT weighs in at 211 pounds/96 kg lighter than a comparable McLaren 570S Coupe with a lightest dry weight of just 2,749 pounds/1,247 kg. Nearly one quarter of its parts were changed to achieve this.

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Its 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine generates 592 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque sends the power to the specifically designed Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires which are track-focused to further enhanced driver engagement.

The 600LT is 3 inches/74 mm longer than other Sports Series models with new carbon fibre bodywork including a new front splitter, side sills, extended diffuser and fixed rear wing. The result is lower weight and greater downforce. The unique exhaust system with top-exit pipes delivers a substantial weight saving and distinct appearance.

The track-focused interior features extensive use of lightweight Alcantara and Carbon Fibre Racing Seats first seen on the McLaren P1.

The 600LT is priced from £185,500 with taxes in the UK (the equivalent of $285,000 CAD) which includes a Pure McLaren Road Owner Track Day experience with driver training.

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Responding to customer demand after the production run of Coupés sold out, McLaren created the McLaren 675LT Spider. The most focused and fastest open-top model to ever wear a McLaren badge, all 500 examples were sold within two weeks.

Volume of the new McLaren LT will also be strictly limited. Production of the 600LT Coupé will begin in October 2018 and last for around 12 months, with build slots scheduled around existing Sports and Super Series models, as well as the sold-out Senna, Senna GTR and BP23.

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