McLaren Toronto delivers one-off 'Comet Fade' 600LT by McLaren Special Operations

28 Oct 2019

  • One-of-one 600LT is packed with McLaren Special Operations enhancements, showcasing technical competency and artistic flair
  • Bespoke “Comet Fade” exterior paint featuring three colors carried through to interior
  • Visible carbon fibre roof scoop pays tribute to original McLaren F1

A bespoke 600LT Coupé, featuring a portfolio of enhancements from McLaren Special Operations (MSO), has been delivered through McLaren Toronto. Commissioned by a long-time customer of the retailer, the exterior and interior finishes of the 600LT are inspired by the brightness and speed of a comet – an icy, small solar system body that produces a visually distinctive signature, fading from bright to dark.

In a painstaking multi-step process that took MSO technicians 120 hours to complete, MSO applied bespoke “Comet Fade” paint to both the exterior of the car and to several interior pieces. The MSO Bespoke Exterior Body Paint - Coriolis Blend – is made featuring MSO Bespoke Cerulean Blue, which fades into MSO Defined Burton Blue, which then fades into MSO Bespoke Atlantic Blue.

The artistic flair of the 600LT’s custom paint is contrasted with highly technical elements, including an MSO Bespoke Visual Carbon Fibre Roof Scoop, and three different Carbon Fibre Upgrade packs, which fit carbon fibre on the front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, rear wing, service cover hatch, door mirror casings, and extended side intakes. Unsprung weight is further reduced with 10-Spoke Ultra-Lightweight Forged Wheels finished in Gloss Black, contrasted with Polished Carbon Ceramic Brake Calipers.

Further technical additions include the MSO Clubsport Pack, which features Super-Lightweight Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade, MSO Defined LT Gloss Finish Visual Carbon Fibre Roof and Cantrails, MSO Defined Gloss Visual Carbone Fibre Front Fender Louvres and Titanium Wheel Bolts. The interior is rounded out with the MSO Bespoke Coriolis blend applied to the Speaker Surround, while MSO Bespoke Cerulean Blue is applied to the 12 o’clock mark on the steering wheel, interior switch gear. MSO Bespoke Cerulean Blue is also featured as a contrast stich to the Carbon Black Alcantara interior.

While production of the 600LT Coupé is now complete, the order book for the limited-run 600LT Spider is filling fast. McLaren’s newest convertible fully embodies the McLaren Longtail philosophy: increased power, reduced weight, optimized aerodynamics, absolute driver engagement, track focused dynamics and limited availability. Unveiled in January, the open-top 600LT has almost indistinguishable performance to the acclaimed Coupé, thanks to McLaren’s carbon fibre Monocell II chassis, which requires no additional bracing or strengthening to remove its roof. The three-piece, retractable hardtop can be operated at speeds up to 25mph, with the simple push of a button.

Featuring a 3.8-liter V8 engine that produces 592bhp and 457lb ft of torque, the 600LT Spider’s 0-60mph acceleration is a blistering 2.8 seconds. Performance is further enhanced by both the lightweight carbon fibre bodywork that creates the Longtail silhouette and the fixed rear wing, which generates 220.5lbs of downforce at 155mph. Ultra-precise, track-focused handling is supported by a forged aluminum double-wishbone suspension system with recalibrated dampers, firmer engine mounts and a lightweight braking system. The 600LT Spider is fitted with bespoke, track-focused Pirelli P- Zero™ Trofeo R tires and the driving experience is further enhanced with quicker steering and sharpened responses from throttle and brake pedals.

For more information on the McLaren 600LT Spider, visit cars.mclaren.com.

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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 defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series, Ultimate Series and Motorsport which are retailed through over 80 retailers in more than 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.

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. It also opened a new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider confirmed as the third car of Track25, with a new GT car announced and the previously-confirmed track-only Senna GTR unveiled.

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, technology and solutions. These include Richard Mille, Pirelli, Dell Technologies, Ashurst, AkzoNobel and OnePlus.

 

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

 

Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137
Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com

Laura Tilley
Public Relations Manager | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 765 517 2186
Email: laura.tilley@mclaren.com

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