McLaren has announced its latest sportscar to wear the Longtail (LT) bagde, the 600LT. The new 600LT is the fastest, most powerful and most track-focused – yet road legal – Sports Series McLaren.
The new addition to the LT family features a silhouette elongated by 74mm. The new 600LT also has an extended front splitter, lengthened rear diffuser and fixed rear wing. In total, more than 23% of parts (by number) are different on a standard McLaren 600LT compared to a McLaren 570S Coupé.
Weight-saving measures have resulted in a reduction of 96kg against the DIN weight of a 570S Coupé. Built using the lightweight carbon fibre monocoque chassis, the 600LT further benefits from new carbon fibre bodywork. Moreover, top-exit exhausts ensure that the new LT model has a distinct aesthetic appearance.
The minimalist, track-focused interior has Carbon Fibre Racing Seats first seen on the McLaren P1, and lightweight Alcantara trim material features. Carbon fibre seats developed for the McLaren Senna are available in lieu of the standard seats. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) offers a range of features that includes a carbon fibre roof and cantrails and vented carbon fibre front fenders. With every lightweight option fitted, the lightest dry weight of the new McLaren 600LT is as low as 1,247kg.
Watch the McLaren 600LT in action below:
Mechanically, the McLaren 600LT is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V8 engine that produces a peak power of 600PS (592bhp), and maximum torque of 620Nm (457lb ft). The power-to-weight ratio of the McLaren 600LT, at lightest dry weight, is 481PS/tonne.
The new model also features:
- Forged aluminium double-wishbone suspension and lightweight braking system from the second-generation McLaren Super Series
- Bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres
- Quicker steering
- Sharpened responses from the throttle and brake pedals
- Significantly firmer engine mounts and exhausts
Volume of the new McLaren LT will 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 sell-out Senna, Senna GTR and BP23. Available to order now from McLaren retailers, the McLaren 600LT Coupé is priced from £185,500 (INR 1.67 crore) with taxes in the UK, which includes a Pure McLaren Road Owner Track Day at a race circuit, with expert driving tuition.
McLaren 600 LT Coupé technical specification
|Engine configuration||M838TE engine, 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, 3,799cc|
|Drivetrain layout||Longitudinal mid-engined, RWD|
|Power PS (bhp/kW) @ rpm||600 (592/441) @ 7,500rpm|
|Torque Nm (lb ft) @ rpm||620 (457) @ 5,500-6,500rpm|
|Transmission||7 Speed SSG. Normal, Sport and Track modes|
|Chassis||Carbon fibre MonoCell II monocoque, with aluminium front and rear crash structures|
|Suspension||Independent adaptive dampers, dual aluminium wishbones. Normal, Sport and Track modes|
|Brakes||Carbon Ceramic Discs (390mm front; 380mm rear); Aluminium Calipers (6-piston front; 4-piston rear)|
|Wheels (inches)||Front: 8J x 19; Rear: 11J x 20|
|Tyres||Pirelli P-ZERO™ Trofeo R (P-ZERO™ no-cost option)|
Front: 225/35/R19; Rear: 285/35/R20
|Length, mm (inches)||4,6,04 (181)|
|Wheelbase, mm (inches)||2,670 (105)|
|Height, mm (inches)||1,194 (47)|
|Width, with mirrors, mm (inches)||2,095 (82.5)|
|Width, mirrors folded, mm (inches)||2,045 (80.5)|
|Width, without mirrors, mm (inches)||1,930 (76)|
|Track (to contact patch centre), mm (inches)||Front: 1,680 (66); Rear: 1,591 (62.5)|
|Lightest dry weight, kg (lbs)||1,247 (2,749)|
|DIN Kerb weight [fluids + 90% fuel], kg (lbs)||1,356kg (2,989)|
|Fuel tank capacity, litres (UK/USA gallons)||72 (15.8/19)|
|Luggage capacity, litres||Front: 150|
|0 -97km/h (0-60mph)||2.8 seconds|
|0-100km/h (0-62mph)||2.9 seconds|
|0-200km/h (0-124mph)||8.2 seconds|
|0-300km/h (0-186mph)||24.9 seconds|
|0-400m / ¼ mile||10.4 seconds|
|Maximum speed||328km/h (204 mph)|
|200-0km/h (124mph–0) braking, metres (ft)||117 (384)|
|100–0km/h (62mph–0) braking, metres (ft)||31 (102)|
|CO2 emissions, g/km||EU NEDC: 266 (EU WLTP: 276)|
|Fuel consumption EU l/100km (UK MPG)|
Fuel consumption EU WLTP l/100km (UK MPG)
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Check out more official details in the complete press release below