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More McLaren Longtails to come, says local boss

By Chris Thompson, 21 Sep 2018 News

More McLaren Longtails to come says local boss news

Customer demand could drive production of more hardcore McLarens

The McLaren 600LT has just been launched in Australia, but McLaren is expected to announce more Longtails in the future, with the topless version of the 600LT already confirmed.

McLaren Asia Pacific managing director George Biggs spoke with MOTOR at the Australian launch for the 600LT – the fourth member of the Longtail family, as McLaren considers 675LT Coupe and Spider separate – saying it’s something customer demand is likely to drive.

“This is the Coupe obviously, and we’ve said we will bring a Spider version, but we haven’t confirmed details or timing around that.

“I think that the McLaren customer is crying out for that kind of car, high performance, low weight, more aero – so I think we will be responding to that demand in the future.”

He was keen to add that the number of Longtails wasn’t likely to ‘skyrocket’, so the models that do already exist won’t lose their exclusivity, but he did say that the lack of ‘hard limit’ on production numbers meant this could be quite a numerous run of cars, for a Longtail.

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“Last year we produced around 4300 cars, and globally 570S accounts for about a third of that number.

“The 675LT was in the Super Series, and we limited global sales of the Coupe to 500, and the Spider to 500.

“Obviously we’ve taken a slightly different strategy with [the 600LT] and rather than say we’re building a specific number, we’ve said how many months of production we’re going to go through.

 “This is still going to be a very special car to see around. It’s still very exclusive, and in the countries that we have launched it in so far we’ve seen a huge response. It’s sold out well into next year.

“Once we get though tonight, once we show it for the first time, we’ll probably be in a very strong position with it.”