McLaren Orange 600LT starts at £185,500

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McLaren 600LT McLaren Orange

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Lighter, faster, and arguably even more beautiful than the 570S on which it’s based, the McLaren 600LT will make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It won't be the first time we’ve seen the stunning new supercar in the sheet metal, but the Woking-based marque has opted to show its newest model in two new colours instead of the standard drab grey finish we saw at launch.

The signature McLaren Orange carried over from the 570S, the 720S, and others before it, will be draped atop the new 600LT when it hits the track in Goodwood tomorrow, July 12th. The same carbon fibre accents will carry over too, from elements like the front fascia, to the side skirts, rear diffuser, and even the monocoque chassis. The latter carbon fibre feature, McLaren says, makes the vehicle a whole 25-percent lighter than the standard 570.

McLaren 600LT McLaren Orange
McLaren 600LT McLaren Orange

Of course, the 600LT will have the same power output we saw at launch. Under the bonnet the 3.8-liter biturbo V8 produces a hearty 592 bhp and 457 pound-feet of torque. All that extra oomph over the standard 570 gives it the ability to sprint to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 204 mph.

"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," said CEO Mike Flewitt.

McLaren 600LT McLaren Orange
McLaren 600LT McLaren Orange

Unfortunately we still don’t know how many examples of the 600LT McLaren will offer. Given its status as a hardcore option to the 570S, expect it to be 'strictly limited,' and span no more than 12 months of production. We do now know how much it will cost; the 600LT starts at £185,500 in the UK.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off tomorrow, July 12th, 2018, so be sure to stay tuned for all the live coverage.