McLaren launches the 600LT Coupé

Think of the new 600LT Coupé as a quicker, lighter and more aerodynamic version of the existing 570S Coupé.

As the ‘600’ label suggests, output from the familiar 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 has been increased to 592 bhp (441 kW / 600 PS), while peak torque has risen to 620 Nm (457 lb/ft). Performance figures remain a mystery for now, though.

McLaren 600LT Coupé (2019) Front Side

The ‘LT’ part of the name stands for Longtail. Previously, that suffix has only been applied to the F1 GTR, 675LT Coupé and 675LT Spider, so it’s a rare accolade.

In this case, LT denotes a larger front splitter, redesigned side sills, an extended diffuser and a fixed rear wing. Bespoke carbon fibre bodywork and a special exhaust system with top-exiting pipes are among the weight-saving measures employed.

Although the 600LT is road-legal, McLaren expects that many customers will want to use their cars on circuits too. Consequently, the chassis components have been upgraded and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres are fitted. Pedal response is keener, the recalibrated steering offers better feel and the interior gains Alcantara-covered carbon fibre race seats.

Limited-volume production is scheduled to begin during October 2018. In the UK, prices for the 600LT Coupé start at £185,500 (which usefully includes an on-track driver training session).

McLaren 600LT Coupé (2019) InteriorMcLaren 600LT Coupé (2019) Rear Side

McLaren 600LT Coupé (2019) RearMcLaren 600LT Coupé (2019) Side

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