McLaren 600LT could be the next track-focused supercar based on the 570S.
The McLaren 570S was launched a few years ago and it was about time we saw a hardcore track focused variation of the car. And there you have it. McLaren has just released a teaser for what might be a new ‘Long Tail’ model.
The cheeky two liner caption reads, “A new McLaren is coming”. “But have we forgotten something?” The latter bit surely addresses the absence of the exhaust outlets on the rear. But worry not, the new 600LT is definitely not an electric car. It’s just that they are placed quite high up on the rear deck of the car, very similar to the ones on the Porsche 918. A setup like this shortens the length of the exhaust system and helps save weight. It would also help bring the twin-turbo V8 growl closer to the driver. Other noticeable change are the rear wheel arches, most definitely done for improvements in aerodynamics.
Also see: First Spy Images of the McLaren 600LT
The name of the new car hasn’t been revealed but it’s a safe bet on the 600LT. The LT models hold a significant place in the McLaren line-up. LT is equivalent of Porsche’s Weissach. Hence, we expect a great improvement in performance over the standard 570S. The McLaren 600LT is tipped to have just 30 hp over the standard car (hence the name, 600LT). Like the 675LT, the new model is likely to focus on weight reduction and aerodynamics. Expect lighter wheels, reduced sound deadening, a lightweight titanium exhaust that’s already available through McLaren’s MSO department, thinner glass and perhaps a perspex rear screen.
The exact launch date of the new supercar is still unknown. The video only mentions that the car is coming soon. We expect an online reveal by July and a real world launch at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The 600LT is likely to be built in limited numbers. The price will also increase by at least 30 percent up from the 570S’s base price of $200,000 (£149,000). Other than the image, Mclaren also released a short teaser clip of the car. Just listen to that twin-turbo V8.