Drivetribe Ambassador Coverage - Festivals Of Speed Orlando
By: Migz 12/4/2018
On December 2nd I headed back to Orlando to cover the Festivals of Speed at the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. The show listed on the web site as sold out, but luckily we were able to grab pictures and video prior to opening. We met up with Matt Jones who we interviewed at Orlando Cars & Coffee in October. Matt had taken us for a ride in the McLaren 720s. This time he introduced us to the new McLaren 600LT!
MCLAREN 600LT 360° VIEW
In The Shadows Of Speed
Only three McLarens in history have earned the Longtail status.
The first was a track evolution of our earliest road car – the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. A machine that took first place in five of the GT Championship’s eleven races. And crossed the line at Le Mans with its purpose-built track rivals trailing 30 laps behind. It’s most distinctive, enduring feature was the extended rear… the long tail. It reduced drag. Boosted downforce. And gave rise to a legendary design and engineering ethos.
Fast forward eighteen years. A new Longtail is born. Inspired by the F1 GTR’s track heroics, the 675LT hit the road. It recalled the Longtail’s iconic profile and brought pared-back performance to modern McLaren road cars. It also drew acclaim from every driver who sat behind the wheel. And more than a few gasps from the people it passed by.
Power ahead to the present day and welcome a new member to the McLaren Longtail family. One that shares the same spirit as its predecessors. That pushes McLaren engineering and design to the maximum. And that strips away every obstacle to top performance.
The 600LT… a Longtail to uphold the legend. - www.tampabay.mclaren.com/