The wait is over, and the weight is under. McLaren’s new Long Tail is the lightest sports series to-date. After declaring war on obesity the 600LT is 211 lbs lighter than the DIN weight of the 570S Coupe. Inspired by the F1 GTR Longtail and the 675LT, the longer rear bodywork helps to control the low-pressure area that forms behind all cars.
Almost 23% of the parts are new compared to the 570S. The engine has been dialed up to 592 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque, but everyone knows those numbers are very conservative. A confidential source tells us they flog their engines in the worst conditions possible to simulate hot laps and endurance racing, then they are strapped to the dyno for a real-world test. Top-exit exhaust saves weight by simply aiming the catalytic converters at the sky.
McLaren Special Operations has optional vented fenders and a unique roof panel. All of their optional featherweight panels offer a dry weight of 2,749 lbs. Incredible considering it still has all the creature comforts of a daily driver. Sure the interior is a bit spartan, but just like General Kalashnikov said: “All that is complex is useless”. So this Alcantara and carbon fiber interior is the AK47 of supercars. The press release from McLaren says it will be a limited run, and US pricing will be confirmed at a later date. So stay with us for all your McLaren updates and check out these great deals on the 570S.