The new supercar based on the iconic 570S, the McLaren 600LT, has just been announced in Sydney, Australia, during a special event which celebrated the best road-legal supercars in the world.
About the car`s track performance, increased aerodynamics and weight reduction, Georgie Biggs, McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific director, has declared that the company is thrilled to ‘’welcome the eagerly anticipated 600LT to Australia.”
He further stated that “The LT redefines expectations of super-sportscar performance and pays homage to McLaren’s rich racing history. To date, we’ve already received an incredible amount of interest from the Australian market and I am looking forward to seeing it on Australian roads.””
This makes the new McLaren 600LT the high-end version in the Sports Series range, coming with new aerodynamics and high-performance mechanics which improve performance on the road and track as well. (Mind that this is also a track-ready supercar with road-legal characteristics).
The new McLaren 600LT (with the LT coming from ‘’long tail’’) is longer than the 570S with around 74mm, coming as well with extended front splitter and rear diffuser, along with much wider rear wing, front and rear bumper bars, all increasing the supercar`s aerodynamics.
The supercar`s performance characteristics are also given by the plethora of carbon fiber components, which shed off considerable weight. For instance, the cabin now sports carbon fiber full buckets seats which replace the standard adjustable seats. The seats alone shed off around 30 kg, with an overall reduction of 100 kg.
Besides the advanced aerodynamics and carbon fiber structure, the McLaren 600LT is also a track-focused supercar, and barely-legal as the manager liked to call it. This means tremendous power – 442 kW and 620 Nm of torque, achieved via a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with bespoke twin top-exit system that has less pressure at the back.
With all these performance characteristics, the new supercar is capable of reaching 100 km/h in a staggering 2.0 seconds, while the 0 to 200 km/h sprint is done in just 8.2 seconds. And that, at a top speed of 328 km/h.
The whole deal comes with a hefty price. In Australia, this price is set at $455,000, without the on-road expenses.