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5 Things To Know About The New McLaren 600LT

5 Things To Know About The New McLaren 600LT
By Michael Wan
By Michael Wan
October 22, 2018

McLaren recently launched the 600LT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

Check out the gallery below for five things you need to know about this sexy new supercar, and the legendary British sports car maker:

Photo: Courtesy of McLaren
Photo: Courtesy of McLaren

“A track animal let loose on the road”

That’s how this new beauty has been described by the supercar maker, and you know what? They’re right.

The 600 LT, the youngest addition to the ‘Longtail’ series (that’s what the LT stands for) is the fastest, most-powerful, lighter Sports Series McLaren ever. And it still looks regal.

Photo: Courtesy of McLaren
Photo: Courtesy of McLaren

The fourth in the LT series

The 600 LT is the fourth of the Longtail category, which McLaren first introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with the 675 LT model.

Drawing inspiration from the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail'—which first debuted during the 1997 race season—what makes an LT is weight reduction, higher levels of driver engagement through more extreme track performances and better aerodynamics.

Photo: Courtesy of McLaren
Photo: Courtesy of McLaren

Its details are oh-so sexy

Some of the 600 LT unique features include a top exit exhaust that looks like a pair of missile launchers, carbon fibre bodywork, a fixed rear wing that stays firmly fixed in place no matter which drive mode you’re using, a lower and longer body and a whopping 96kg weight reduction.

Photo: Courtesy of McLaren
Photo: Courtesy of McLaren

It goes fast—very fast

According to the automaker, the vehicle can accelerate for from zero to 60 mph in a sensational 2.8 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 204 mph.

Photo: Courtesy of McLaren
Photo: Courtesy of McLaren

It will have coupe and convertible versions

McLaren has announced it will start working on a limited edition (around 500 models) of the 600LT Coupe in October.

Priced at US$240,000, the car will only be produced for one year, and a convertible version is expected to follow. Buyers will be treated to a one-on-one racetrack driving lesson, to familiarise themselves with the stunning vehicle.

 

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