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McLaren drops full particulars on 2019 600LT

Forward of the automobile’s debut on the Goodwood Competition of Pace, McLaren has offered full particulars on its newest weapon for the street and race course: the 2019 600LT.

LT, after all, stands for “Lengthy Tail,” and the 600LT is simply the third McLaren to put on the revered designation meant to indicate the very best for the road and observe. In McLaren-speak, LT vehicles get extra energy and fewer weight with a stretched silhouette. 

Quite a few elements—a few quarter of the components are new versus the 570S coupe—assist carry the dry weight right down to 2,749 kilos, partly due to its carbon fiber monocoque, carbon fiber physique, and aluminum entrance and rear crash buildings. Non-compulsory super-lightweight carbon-fiber racing seats, plucked from the Senna, make the 600LT 220 kilos lighter than a 570S coupe. McLaren may even supply two non-compulsory packages that double down on weight saving.

The primary is the MSO Clubsport pack, which has a carbon-fiber inside improve that features prolonged gearshift paddles and steering wheel spokes, lighter-weight inside trim, a carbon-fiber roof, and carbon-fiber fender louvers. The MSO Clubsport Professional pack provides an MSO harness bar and a 6-point harness within the alternative of black, blue, pink, or McLaren Orange.

The 600LT additionally sports activities suspension elements from the 720S for a lighter and stiffer setup. Forged aluminum double wishbones and uprights enhance the automobile’s dynamic capabilities, but additionally shave off almost 23 kilos from the curb weight, and impartial, constantly variable adaptive dampers and entrance and rear anti-roll bars have been retuned to work with the 600LT’s particular suspension geometry. McLaren Tremendous Sequence brakes, ultra-light aluminum wheels, even light-weight Alcantara shave one other 22 kilos.

What does the entire lightweighting get a driver by way of efficiency specs? Due to 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, the 600LT’s 592 horsepower and skimpy weight blast the automobile to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. Maintain the accelerator planted and 124 mph will occur in 8.2 seconds earlier than the 600LT tops out at 204 mph.

McLaren solely plans to construct the 600LT for 12 months and can squeeze in construct slots round different McLaren vehicles. Nevertheless, the automobile shall be extremely restricted, on account of its carbon-fiber physique panels. Pricing for the 600LT will begin at $244,000 earlier than including non-compulsory MSO goodies or light-weight packages.

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