McLAREN 600LT : An AUTOMOBILE ALL-STAR

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  • The editorial team at AUTOMOBILE notes the McLaren 600LT is “beautifully responsive” while body control is “locked down and accurate” –and calls the sports car “satisfyingly progressive and forgiving”
  • AUTOMOBILE All-Star award joins list of accolades received in 2019 by the entire McLaren Sports Series lineup

The McLaren 600LT has been named an All-Star award winner by AUTOMOBILE, a leading automotive lifestyle brand and magazine. Built to excel on both the track and road, the 600LT is the most powerful and most track-focused, road-legal McLaren Sports Series yet– and it follows in the footsteps of its Super Series stablemate, the McLaren 720S, which was voted an AUTOMOBILE All-Star in 2018.

MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)
MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)

“The 600LT is further confirmation of what we already knew: McLaren continues to build immensely capable, astonishingly drivable machines that we can’t help but name All-Stars,” said AUTOMOBILE editor-in-chief, Mike Floyd. “To think of how far McLaren Automotive has come in less than a decade is as mind-bending as the performance envelope of its supercars.”

As the first ever “Longtail” in the Sports Series line up, the 600LT features increased power, reduced weight, optimized aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track focused dynamics and limited availability – all hallmark traits of the “Longtail” moniker. A 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces 592bhp and 457lb ft of torque for 0-60mph acceleration in a blistering 2.8 seconds. The 600LT is 219.1lbs* lighter than the 570S, with nearly a quarter of parts new, including the top-exit exhaust, which significantly contributes to weight savings. The 600LT also features new aerodynamic carbon fibre bodywork, including front splitter, side sills, extended diffuser and fixed rear wing – which contribute to 220.5lbs of downforce at 155mph.

MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)
MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)

The AUTOMOBILE All-Star award is not the first accolade for the McLaren Sports Series in 2019– NOBLEMAN, a premier American men’s ultra-luxury magazine, also named the 600LT its “Best Car of the Track.” Not to be left out, the 570S has also received its own share of praise this year – Esquire named the 570S Spider “Performance Car of the Year,” while the Chicago News Group named the 570S its “Sports Car of the Year.” Car and Driver also named both the 570S and 570GT an “Editor’s Choice.”

MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)
MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)

“It’s a true honor anytime a McLaren model receives an award, and its particularly special to have every model variant in our Sports Series line up –the McLaren 600LT, 570S and 570S Spider —receive accolades by such prestigious, national outlets. It’s a true testament to what the McLaren brand has become, and we are looking forward to another record-breaking year in 2019—we’re already off to a strong start,” said Tony Joseph, President, McLaren North America.

Though the 600LT is nearly sold out – the newly announced 600LT Spider is currently available to order, while the 570S and 570S Spider are available at retailers around the country. For more information, please visit cars.mclaren.com.

MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)
MCLAREN 600LT(Picture Courtesy: cars.mclaren.com)

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*Exact weight saving 219.1lb with optional MSO Clubsport Pack, comprising Super Lightweight Carbon Fibre Racing Seats; Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade; MSO Defined Gloss Finish Visual Carbon Fibre Front Fender Louvres; Titanium Wheel Bolts. Pack priced at $22,090 (US).

Notes to editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car – the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, OnePlus, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

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