McLaren's Special Operations wing has long been a source of increased envy levels for McLaren owners and fans alike, and now the tuners have unveiled an upgraded edition of the stellar 600LT replete with plenty of upgrades. The custom supercar's official debut will take place at this weeks Pebble Beach Councours d'Elegance, but in the meantime feel free to lust after a set of pics that reveal the 600LT's stunning looks.
The recipe seems to be carbon fiber, carbon fiber, and more carbon fiber. While the base 600LT, if using the word base can apply to a car that is already a special Longtail edition of the 570S, already weighs as little as 2,950 pounds. (For context, the 570S carries 220 more pounds of bulk.) The 600LT in standard form accomplishes the weight trimmings with a plethora of carbon fiber additions to help compensate for the longer body, which measures 1.9 inches longer out back and 1.1 inches longer up front. McLaren claims the increased length, along with a larger rear wing, rear diffuser, and air-directing cutout setup, create up to 220 pounds of downforce at 155 miles per hour.
Per Autoblog, the Special Operations-enhanced 600LT gains a functional roof scoop (a la the original McLaren F1 Longtail) and the extensive carbon fiber package includes front fender trim, the front splitter, rear deck, service cover, mirrors, door inserts, roof, roof rails, and more. On the inside, both the driver and passenger are cuddled by lightweight carbon fiber race seats—sourced from the McLaren Senna and featuring contrast stitching in McLaren Orange—and restrained by the Special Operations Clubsport Pro Pack harness bar fitted with six-point harnesses.
Additional weight is saved by the use of 10-spoke alloy wheels finished in glossy black. But the car doesn't just shave pounds, it also brings upgraded luxury to the table, with further upgrades including a 12-speaker stereo system by Bowers & Wilkins, a recording camera for track days (mounted in the hood scoop), and more—this example is meant to be more of an inspiration for buyers considering the McLaren Special Operations route. With the MSO Defined and Bespoke catalogs also on tap, the possibilities remain almost endless, though so does the potentially hefty price tag.