- Increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track-focused dynamics and limited availability
- 600LT only the fourth McLaren to have the Longtail name
The cat is finally out of the bag and McLaren has unveiled its most fierce road legal hypercar yet, the 600LT. LT stands for Longtail and the 600LT looks like one to thanks to a silhouette elongated by 74mm, extended front splitter, lengthened rear diffuser and fixed rear wing. In total, more than 23% of parts are different on a standard McLaren 600LT compared to a McLaren 570S Coupe.
To deliver the extreme performance appropriate for an LT, the McLaren 600LT is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre V8 engine that benefits from an uprated cooling system and reduced back pressure in an exhaust system that is even shorter and more extreme than that of the McLaren Senna. Peak power is 592bhp, with maximum torque of 620Nm in a car that weighs just 1247kg.
Volume of the new McLaren LT will also be strictly limited. Production of the 600LT Coupe 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 Senna, Senna GTR and BP23. The specialist carbon fibre body panels of the 600LT will also ensure that it is significantly rarer than its Sports Series brethren.