Curate your own McLaren collection as new 600LT joins fastest family of scale models

25 Sep 2018

  • McLaren’s newest and most powerful Sports Series model now available in miniature
  • 1:43 and 1:18 scale versions launched to coincide with arrival in showrooms of 204mph track-focused Longtail
  • 600LT joins family of TSM-Model McLarens that gives fans of all ages endless possibilities to curate unique McLaren collections

As McLaren Automotive’s fastest, most powerful and focused Sports Series model to date hits the roads, a second version of the new 600LT is being readied to wow McLaren fans, of all ages. Box-fresh and affordable for all, this factory-approved 600LT is sporting perfection – in miniature.

Secretly developed in parallel with the 600PS, 204mph, mid-engined super-sportscar, the collectible 1:43 scale miniature from TSM-Model is available now to coincide with the launch of its big brother. As with the real thing, the resin model initially comes in the McLaren 600LT launch colors of Myan Orange or Chicane Effect grey, matched with an all-black interior.

The TSM McLaren 600LT joins a burgeoning family of McLaren miniatures that collectively chart the dramatic rise of the sportscar and supercar maker from Woking, Surrey, UK. With TSM’s range including many iconic cars – such as reproductions of renowned McLaren prototypes, some still wearing their camouflage, as well as specific motor show cars –  the family of fast cars has become a popular choice for model-car collectors of all ages.

LT, or ‘Longtail’, designation is reserved for a McLaren that has particularly extreme performance and circuit ability but remains road-legal. The name first appeared with the legendary McLaren F1 GTR Longtail race car of 1997, a longer and more aerodynamic version of the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans winner. It was this first LT that, in more recent times, inspired the McLaren 675LT Coupe and 675LT Spider, themselves both regarded as latter-day road-car legends.

Now the newest Longtail, the 600LT, takes its place in this hallowed company and the TSM miniature version of it is expected to be equally highly-prized by collectors.

While the full-size 600LT comes with a price tag starting at $240,000, the TSM 1:43 scale version costs just $85. For those with bigger budgets – and larger display cabinets – a 1:18 scale model is also available, at $240. In addition to the launch colors of the full-size 600LT, the model will be available from McLaren Automotive retailers or the TSM-Model website in an array of different liveries.

The TSM McLaren 600LT is finely crafted in resin and beautifully detailed, mirroring the life-size car as accurately as possible.  It joins more than 75 1:43 scale models of McLarens in TSM’s collection, which includes production and development cars, road and race machines and representatives from the Sports, Super and Ultimate Series – all of which ensure that McLaren enthusiasts have the perfect opportunity to curate their own McLaren-themed collection, by series, model, variant or even by color.

 

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Notes to Editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

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

2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT.

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 and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

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

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