RE: Novitec gets to work on McLaren 600LT

RE: Novitec gets to work on McLaren 600LT

Tuesday 9th July

Novitec gets to work on McLaren 600LT

Thought the LT was beyond much tangible improvement? Not Novitec...



"As is generally known", reads the third sentence of Novitec's McLaren 600LT press release, "there is no such thing as having too much power". Gotta admire the confidence, haven't you? General consensus is that the 600LT is the best car McLaren Automotive has yet made, not a long way from flawless in fact, but then some people are never happy...

To that end Novitec now offers three power kits for the Longtail, comprised of an even racier exhaust and new ECU mapping that works through the Active Dynamics Panel. The most potent installation makes 688hp and 525lb ft, up from 600hp and 457lb as standard. Novitec claims these are sufficient for a slender improvement in 0-62mph time - now 2.8 seconds - and a higher top speed of 207mph. Moreover, and perhaps with greater relevance than Top Trumps willy waving, Novitec reckons the upgrade "not only has a positive effect on the acceleration and top speed, but also is evident in an even faster throttle response and more powerful in-gear acceleration." Given the LT engine is perhaps its weakest point, that's an interesting claim.


Dullards that we are here, the overriding temptation would be to have the Novitec performance upgrades in an otherwise standard LT - because it's a great looking car - but then that wouldn't be the correct way to modify a supercar. Therefore Novitec also offers a range of new wheels developed with Vossen, 30mm lowering springs and a visible carbon airbox that "not only ensures full-blooded racing looks, but also optimises the supply of fresh air to the engine." Each to their own...

Prices haven't yet been released for the Novitec Longtail parts, although they are available to willing customers now. With a dozen suitable blank canvases for sale on PH right now from £175,000, those with the wherewithal for a modified McLaren have never had it so good!





 

 

Author
Discussion

ZX10R NIN

Original Poster:

14,483 posts

68 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
I like it Novitec just seem to get it right for me.

steveb8189

228 posts

134 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
Yes to everything except the race harness

Looks fantastic

RumbleOfThunder

2,764 posts

146 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
Does a 600LT really need dropping 30mm?

Water Fairy

2,903 posts

98 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
Personally I'd want race harnesses chucking that thing about

Andy83n

50 posts

5 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
Best car Mclaren Automotive have made?
Advertisement

EngageCivic

12 posts

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
ZX10R NIN said:
I like it Novitec just seem to get it right for me.
Agreed!

mikey k

12,277 posts

159 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
RumbleOfThunder said:
Does a 600LT really need dropping 30mm?
Hell no!
Its already too low for UK roads.
Front lift is a must and will only work below ~30 mph.

bertie

8,002 posts

227 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
RumbleOfThunder said:
Does a 600LT really need dropping 30mm?
No, in my experiance certainly not!




LordOfTheManor

500 posts

54 months

Tuesday 9th July
quotequote all
lets hope their prices are more realistic than their 720S sports exhaust upgrade (Amazing as it sounds)

BrassMan

1,281 posts

132 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
RumbleOfThunder said:
Does a 600LT really need dropping 30mm?
McLaren's engineers aren't known for being great at sorting their car's handling, so a 30mm drop could be what it needs to sort it out.

British Beef

1,193 posts

108 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
BrassMan said:
RumbleOfThunder said:
Does a 600LT really need dropping 30mm?
McLaren's engineers aren't known for being great at sorting their car's handling, so a 30mm drop could be what it needs to sort it out.
Indeed... the cars were also renowned for being a bit slow & under powered, so good job Novitec have fixed that too!!

Stunning bit of kit, looks better resolved and proportioned than the 720, and must be stepping on its toes performance wise too.

mikey k

12,277 posts

159 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
British Beef said:
BrassMan said:
RumbleOfThunder said:
Does a 600LT really need dropping 30mm?
McLaren's engineers aren't known for being great at sorting their car's handling, so a 30mm drop could be what it needs to sort it out.
Indeed... the cars were also renowned for being a bit slow & under powered, so good job Novitec have fixed that too!!

Stunning bit of kit, looks better resolved and proportioned than the 720, and must be stepping on its toes performance wise too.
laugh better get my 675 over to them ASAP laugh

Mattjevans

123 posts

35 months

Wednesday 10th July
quotequote all
The editor has missed out the "ruining the" that was meant to be after "on" in the headline

RobEB

30 posts

38 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
Seems to me the article is saying Mclaren make st cars, and they need to be improved. So an aftermarket tuner gets their hands on one, lowers it until it has less ground clearance than an F1 car, which makes it totally unusable on just about all UK roads. Starts replacing bits on the engine, and shaves 0.1 of a second off the 0-60 time (for a considerable outlay of £££). Seems to me to be a rich kids willy waving thing, when you buy a car at this price and performance level and then choose to upgrade it further. Are these upgrades Mclaren-approved?

sleepera6

4,681 posts

40 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
30mm? Just how low is it then? Probably looks incredible, but also incredibly annoying. Does it have hydraulic lift?

mikey k

12,277 posts

159 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
RobEB said:
Seems to me the article is saying Mclaren make st cars, and they need to be improved. So an aftermarket tuner gets their hands on one, lowers it until it has less ground clearance than an F1 car, which makes it totally unusable on just about all UK roads. Starts replacing bits on the engine, and shaves 0.1 of a second off the 0-60 time (for a considerable outlay of £££). Seems to me to be a rich kids willy waving thing, when you buy a car at this price and performance level and then choose to upgrade it further. Are these upgrades Mclaren-approved?
No they aren't approved and good luck keeping your warranty with them installed.
Hennessey did something similar with his 600 LT as well.

markcoznottz

5,053 posts

167 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
British Beef said:
BrassMan said:
RumbleOfThunder said:
Does a 600LT really need dropping 30mm?
McLaren's engineers aren't known for being great at sorting their car's handling, so a 30mm drop could be what it needs to sort it out.
Indeed... the cars were also renowned for being a bit slow & under powered, so good job Novitec have fixed that too!!

Stunning bit of kit, looks better resolved and proportioned than the 720, and must be stepping on its toes performance wise too.

Got a lot of presence in the flesh, loads of carbon bits going on. Guessing though that the more trick parts are options and cost £££, especially the senna seats.

mikey k

12,277 posts

159 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
sleepera6 said:
30mm? Just how low is it then? Probably looks incredible, but also incredibly annoying. Does it have hydraulic lift?
Pretty low already but on light weight wheels and very sticky rubber to make the most of the handling

Here's a stock 600LT


Here's the lowered Novitec "thing" with phat wheels and tyres dude


bertie

8,002 posts

227 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
markcoznottz said:

Got a lot of presence in the flesh, loads of carbon bits going on. Guessing though that the more trick parts are options and cost £££, especially the senna seats.
Senna seats are £5k roughly

mikey k

12,277 posts

159 months

Thursday 11th July
quotequote all
markcoznottz said:

Got a lot of presence in the flesh, loads of carbon bits going on. Guessing though that the more trick parts are options and cost £££, especially the senna seats.
Yep - I messed on with the configurator and got one to £256k with out going too mad!
If you start talking MSO work then it is serious money.