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August 22, 2020

600LT: the fourth chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story

When it’s just you. The car. Raw and uncompromised. An empty road ahead. Calling you. Total focus. Pure adrenaline. This is the moment to push yourself. To the very edge of your ability.

This is the 600LT. The next chapter in the storied history of the McLaren ‘Longtail’. Only the fourth McLaren in two decades to receive the LT – or ‘Longtail’ – name. It lives and breathes the relentless spirit of its ‘Longtail’ predecessors. United by the same singular focus. To push performance and driving to the absolute edge.

This is not a car for the faint-hearted. This is a track animal let loose on the road. Our new sportscar benchmark. The fastest, most powerful and most extreme – yet road-legal – Sports Series. Ever.

The new 600LT A True ‘LONGTAIL’

Lower. Longer. With an extended silhouette that optimises the aerodynamics. Built from lightweight carbon fibre, the new aerodynamic package features a unique fixed rear wing.

The increased levels of downforce – 100kg at 250km/h (155mph) – generate more grip and high-speed stability for improved track performance. It shapes the feeling you get behind the wheel. Connecting you to the drive like nothing else.

Directly behind the front splitter is a new carbon fibre floor. Not only lighter and stiffer, it features subtle blades to generate downforce. And set within this flat floor are two new intakes. They channel additional cooling air onto the front brakes, to meet the higher braking loads generated by the increased speeds and performance of the 600LT. The exact shape of the intakes has been carefully tuned to not direct excess airflow into the front wheel arches. This reduces air pressure in the wheel arches, and minimises the flow of turbulent or ‘dirty’ air along the sides of the vehicle. Vehicle drag is cut, and powertrain cooling is improved.

The new carbon fibre fixed rear wing works in conjunction with the new aerodynamic devices at the front of the 600LT, to maintain optimal vehicle balance at all times. And the curvature of the fixed rear wing, its cross-sectional profile and angle of attack have all been tuned to increase downforce. The central section of the fixed rear wing features a special heat-resistant coating to counteract the high temperatures generated by the top-exit exhausts. It is clear evidence of the brave engineering solutions used on the 600LT.

From £185,500 RRP

The 600LT is priced from £185,500 with taxes (UK).

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