We can think of no better place to launch a new McLaren. Tomorrow at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world will see the 600LT in all its glory. In a press release this morning we’ve learned it is lighter, faster and arrives with more downforce than the 570 Series. Over 25% of the parts are new, and it even borrows the forged upper & lower control arms from the Super Series.
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Stiffer sway bars and a 0.3″ drop in ride height are just a few of the juicy details. Pirelli developed unique P Zero Trofeo R tires to offer a higher cornering speed than the 675LT. Carbon ceramic brakes and the brake booster from the Senna allow it to stop from 124 mph to 0 in 383.9′. You will reach 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and 124 mph in only 8.2s. Pricing for the US is to start at $240,000 which includes a Pure McLaren Track Day Experience.
CEO Mike Flewitt said: “The new McLaren 600LT is our most extreme road-legal Sports Series model and possesses the optimised aerodynamics, increased power, reduced weight, track-focused dynamics and enhanced driver engagement that are the hallmarks of any McLaren ‘’LT’. Only the fourth McLaren in more than two decades to be designated a ‘Longtail’, the 600LT redefines expectations of super-sportscar performance, delivering astonishing acceleration and outstanding track cornering speeds with a truly extraordinary dynamic connection between driver and car.”
With 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, it will be a speedy run up the driveway to Goodwood House. Production will be by order only, so go drive a 570S and see if you could handle a hardcore version. Stay with us for all your Goodwood news.