McLaren Automotive unveiled that launch 18 new cars as part of £1.2bn plan to go 100% hybrid by 2025 & also introduce with 600LT at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company give name these plan Track25 which is a updated version of Track22 plan that first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016.
McLaren 600LT Feature
McLaren 600LT powered by 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produce 600PS power & 620Nm torque. Here is the lightest dry weight of 481PS/tonne & exhausts that are mounted virtually behind the driver’s shoulder to bring the sexy sound of the powertrain into the cabin.
The new sports car is longer body than other Sports Series models by 74mm with new carbon fibre bodywork as well new front splitter, side sills, extended diffuser & fixed rear wing for lower weight and greater downforce.
McLaren 600LT comes with unique exhaust system with top-exit pipes which save lots of weight. The interior also got lightweight Alcantara & Carbon Fibre Racing Seats that we see on the McLaren P1.
Here is forged aluminium double-wishbone suspension and lightweight braking system from the second-generation McLaren Super Series. McLaren 600LT is more track focus yet road legal & that type of cars need great tyres, so company put Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R for fast steering & sharp response.
McLaren 600LT is strictly limited edition as well all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England. Now, most important thing is price, so 600 Longtail cost you £185,500 with taxes (UK), which includes Pure McLaren Road Owner Track Day experience with driver training.
McLaren Automotive Plan Press Release
McLaren is committed to ensuring that its sportscar and supercar range will be hybrid within seven years. True to the spirit of pushing the boundaries of technology to benefit drivers, McLaren will also evaluate new augmented driving features and help develop a lighter, superfast-charging, high-power battery system for performance applications that is expected to have over 30 minutes of electric range around a race track.
The company will also continue its drive to win the new supercar ‘weight race’ by ensuring, as it does today, that each of its products is the lightest in their segment. This complements a £50m investment in developing and manufacturing the future of lightweighting technology with the soon to-open McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC). Once fully operational, the MCTC will mean around 57 per cent of vehicle content by value will be UK sourced.
Having launched the world’s first ever petrol-electric hybrid-hypercar five years ago with the iconic McLaren P1TM, fittingly McLaren plan to unleash its successor as part of the Track25 plan.
While staying faithful to the core idea of creating and hand-assembling the world’s best drivers’ cars, McLaren will remain focussed on crafting mid-engined sportscars and sportscars.
Investment in 18 new models or derivatives will help lift production by almost 75 per cent over current levels to around 6,000 cars a year by the middle of the next decade. As now, all will be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England.
Alongside a focus on the on-track and on-road experience, McLaren will introduce technologies designed to improve the owning experience. Cars will feature enhanced cyber protection, improved vehicle tracking and over-the-air (OTA) software updates, allowing McLaren customers to benefit from new features without the need for inconvenient downtime at retailers.
Currently retailed in 31 markets around the world through an 86-stong retailer network, McLaren Automotive is looking at both expanding in existing markets as well as evaluating several major new markets including Russia, India and Central/Eastern Europe. Rising demand means the aim will be to reach 100 retailers within the life of the Track25 plan.