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WATCH: Here's why the McLaren 600LT Spider is so special

2019-03-23 10:30
mclaren 600 LT spider

Image: Deutsche Welle

A McLaren marked with an LT has been stripped down to its bare bones. The 600LT Spider is the lightest car in its class.

The uncompromising development aim was reducing its weight by 90kg.

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The aerodynamic stripped out roadster is powered by a 3.8-litre V8 engine under the bonnet, producing 441kW.

It's a race car with street cred, but this 600LT is something special.

According to McLaren, the LT stands for 'long tail', so because the car is a bit longer it means there's a 100kg more force pressing on to the roads than other models - this results in more traction, providing more 'oomph' at a speed of 250km/h.

A McLaren 600 can only use the LT designation when a car has been radically redesigned - and not just the exterior.

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