- Elevated energy, decreased weight, optimised aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track-focused dynamics and restricted availability – all true McLaren ‘Longtail’ (LT) traits within the spirit of the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ race automotive and McLaren 675LT Coupé and Spider
- 600LT solely the fourth McLaren to have the ‘Longtail’ identify
- 96kg lighter than comparable McLaren 570S Coupé (DIN kerbweight) with a lightest dry weight of simply 1,247kg; practically 1 / 4 of components modified
- 600PS and 620Nm from three.Eight-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine; power-to-weight ratio at lightest dry weight of 481PS/tonne
- Bespoke Pirelli P Zero™ Trofeo R tyres designed for track-focused dynamics and enhanced driver engagement
- Longer physique than different Sports activities Sequence fashions by 74mm with new carbon fibre bodywork – together with new entrance splitter, aspect sills, prolonged diffuser and glued rear wing – for decrease weight and larger downforce
- Distinctive exhaust system with top-exit pipes delivers a considerable weight saving and distinct aesthetic look
- Monitor-focused cabin options in depth use of light-weight Alcantara® and Carbon Fibre Racing Seats first seen on the McLaren P1™
- Manufacturing quantity strictly restricted, all hand-assembled on the McLaren Manufacturing Centre in Woking, Surrey, England
- Priced from £185, 500 with taxes (UK), which incorporates* a Pure McLaren Highway Proprietor Monitor Day expertise with driver coaching
The McLaren 600LT marks the start of the subsequent chapter within the McLaren ‘Longtail’ (LT) story and on the identical time units a brand new sportscar benchmark because the quickest, strongest and most track-focused – but highway authorized – Sports activities Sequence McLaren has created.
“The McLaren 600LT is barely the fourth ‘Longtail’ McLaren in additional than twenty years. The McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ that started the lineage was one of many purest race automobiles in fashionable motorsport historical past. The 675LT resurrected the revered identify, creating the purest distillation of the sheer driving pleasure embodied by all McLaren automobiles. Now we’re additional extending our very particular LT household –albeit in restricted numbers – and as soon as once more showcasing the ethos of optimised aerodynamics, elevated energy, decreased weight, track-focused dynamics and enhanced driver engagement which might be the hallmarks of a McLaren ‘Longtail’.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Government Officer, McLaren Automotive
Impressed by the famend McLaren 675LT and its iconic ‘Longtail’ racing predecessor, the McLaren 600LT is constructed to excel on roads and race circuits alike. The brand new addition to the LT household has all of the bodily hallmarks of a real McLaren ‘Longtail’, together with a silhouette elongated by 74mm; it additionally has an prolonged entrance splitter, lengthened rear diffuser and glued rear wing. In complete, greater than 23% of components (by quantity) are completely different on a regular McLaren 600LT in comparison with a McLaren 570S Coupé.
Excessive weight-saving measures had been on the coronary heart of the McLaren 600LT programme from its outset, with a discount of 96kg towards the DIN weight of a 570S Coupé focused and achieved. Constructed utilizing the light-weight carbon fibre monocoque chassis for which McLaren is famend, the 600LT additional advantages from new carbon fibre bodywork that lowers car weight in addition to optimising aerodynamic efficiency. Distinctive top-exit exhausts be sure that the brand new LT mannequin has a definite aesthetic look that identifies it as one thing notably particular, in addition to delivering a considerable weight saving and an unbelievable aural expertise.
The minimalist, track-focused inside has Carbon Fibre Racing Seats first seen on the McLaren P1™, and light-weight Alcantara® trim materials options extensively. Tremendous-Light-weight carbon fibre seats developed for the McLaren Senna can be found in lieu of the usual seats if clients are in search of additional weight financial savings, McLaren Particular Operations (MSO) gives a spread of options that features a carbon fibre roof and cantrails and vented carbon fibre entrance fenders. With each light-weight possibility fitted, the lightest dry weight of the brand new McLaren 600LT is as little as 1,247kg.
To ship the acute efficiency acceptable for an LT, the McLaren 600LT is powered by a twin-turbocharged, three.Eight-litre V8 engine that advantages from an uprated cooling system and decreased again stress in an exhaust system that’s even shorter and extra excessive than that of the McLaren Senna. Peak energy is 600PS (592bhp), with most torque of 620Nm (457lb ft) and the power-to-weight ratio of the McLaren 600LT at lightest dry weight is an astonishing 481PS/tonne.
The essence of a McLaren ‘Longtail’ is extra although than its bodily silhouette and extra even than decreased weight and elevated energy; absolutely the remit of the McLaren 600LT is to have interaction and excite drivers to the best ranges conceivable. To this finish, the brand new mannequin options the solid aluminium double-wishbone suspension and light-weight braking system from the second-generation McLaren Tremendous Sequence; bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P Zero™ Trofeo R tyres; faster steering; sharpened responses from the throttle and brake pedals; considerably firmer engine mounts and exhausts which might be mounted nearly behind the motive force’s shoulder to carry the unbelievable sound of the powertrain into the cabin.
The brand new carbon-fibre bodywork and enormous rear diffuser ship considerably elevated downforce to additional improve the 600LT dynamic expertise, particularly on a observe. The driving force is inspired by the deep-rooted and extremely pure reference to the automotive to completely exploit the optimised aerodynamics, decreased weight, elevated energy and track-focused dynamics. This increased degree of excellence and engagement is the ethos on the coronary heart of the McLaren 600LT, simply because it was with the McLaren 675LT fashions and the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ earlier than them.
The dramatic ‘Longtail’ iteration of the McLaren F1 GTR made its debut throughout the 1997 season, the distinctive stretched silhouette incomes it the now-iconic identify. Solely 9 examples and the event prototype had been constructed. Along with the elongated bodywork that decreased drag and elevated downforce, there have been additional developments beneath the stretched pores and skin, together with totally adjustable suspension and a sequential transmission.
Optimised by way of in depth weight-saving measures, the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ was greater than 100kg lighter than the already flyweight, 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning, McLaren F1 GTR and have become one of the vital illustrious GT race automobiles of its time. The McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ took victory in 5 of the 11 rounds of the 1997 FIA GT Championship and completed first and second within the GT1 class on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The closest opposition was virtually 30 laps behind.
McLaren Automotive revived the legendary ‘Longtail’ identify on the 2015 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present, with the launch of the 675LT Coupé. Weight was minimised and aerodynamics had been optimised, in parallel with energy and driver engagement rising. The track-focused dynamics had been proudly apparent and solely a restricted quantity had been obtainable. True to the spirit of its ‘Longtail’ predecessor and the traits inherent to a automotive sporting the LT badge, the 675LT Coupé was on the time of launch acknowledged because the purest, most involving series-production McLaren supercar to this point.
Responding to buyer demand after the manufacturing run of Coupés quickly bought out, McLaren created the McLaren 675LT Spider. Probably the most targeted, quickest and exhilarating open-top mannequin to ever put on a McLaren badge, all 500 examples had been bought inside two weeks.
Quantity of the brand new McLaren LT can even be strictly restricted. Manufacturing of the 600LT Coupé will start in October 2018 and final for round 12 months, with construct slots scheduled round current Sports activities and Tremendous Sequence fashions, in addition to the sell-out Senna, Senna GTR and BP23. The specialist carbon fibre physique panels of the 600LT can even be sure that it’s considerably rarer than its Sports activities Sequence brethren.
Like its 675LT predecessors, every 600LT shall be hand-assembled on the McLaren Manufacturing Centre in Woking, Surrey. Accessible to order now from McLaren retailers – topic to availability – the McLaren 600LT Coupé is priced from £185,500 with taxes (UK), which incorporates* a Pure McLaren Highway Proprietor Monitor Day at a race circuit, with knowledgeable driving tuition.