McLaren 600LT, the quickest, most powerful and most track-focused – yet road legal – Sports Series McLaren is making waves today at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. with this vehicle McLaren commences the next chapter in the ‘Longtail’ story and sets a new benchmark for super-sportscar performance.
The lightweight super-sportscar McLaren 600LT is fitted with the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 allows it to reach 592bhp at 7,500rpm and a maximum torque output of 457lb ft at 5,500-6,500 rpm. These outputs deliver astonishing levels of performance: 0-62mph takes just 2.9 seconds, matching the acceleration of the revered McLaren 675LT Super Series model (0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds). 0-124mph is achieved in a remarkable 8.2 seconds and the 600LT can continue gathering speed to a top speed of 204mph.
Inspired by the renowned McLaren 675LT models and their iconic ‘Longtail’ McLaren F1 GTR racing predecessor, the 600LT features an extended front splitter, lengthened rear diffuser, fixed rear wing and elongated silhouette track. Extensive use of carbon fibre in conjunction with lightweight materials throughout the track-focused cockpit, helps the super-sportscar to achieve a lightest dry weight of 2,749lbs and equivalent power-to-weight ratio of 474bhp/ton. The adoption of the braking system from the McLaren Super Series, which features lightweight aluminium calipers and stiffer carbon ceramic discs, reduces weight by 8.8lbs.
The 600LT sits on the lightest wheels ever fitted to a Sport Series, 10-spoke as standard and a $4,950 5-spoke alternative. Bespoke P Zero Trofeo R tires feature for the first time on a Sports Series model as well.
The cockpit of the McLaren 600LT is clad in Lightweight Alcantara trim material. The glovebox has been removed and the door pockets replaced with lightweight nets, while air-conditioning, satellite navigation and an audio system are all available as no-cost options, not being fitted as standard. Carbon fibre Racing Seats, first seen on the McLaren P1™ and subsequently used in the McLaren 675LT, are standard-fit and save a remarkable 46.3lbs.
Production of the 600LT Coupé will kick off 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. Available to order now from McLaren retailers, McLaren 600LT Coupé is priced from $240,000.
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