The upcoming McLaren 600LT, a hardcore version of the 570S that forms part of the firm"s entry-level Sports Series, has been caught on camera testing at the Nürburgring just days before its reveal.
The sighting shows that the model, which will be revealed on 28 June, will follow suit of the 675LT and recieve a "long tail" (hence the name) to enhance aerodynamics. This change harks back to the McLaren F1 GTR "long tail" that was produced for endurance racing in 1997.
Along with a modified body, the 600LT will use a more potent version of the 570S"s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 592bhp (600PS) and breathing through a lighter and less restrictive exhaust system.
The tailpipes for this exhaust will come through the car"s engine cover, as seen on the test car and previewed up close in an earlier official image (see gallery).
When revealing its official pictures, McLaren confirmed that it has reduced the 600LT"s kerb weight — the standard 570S weighs 1440kg — but it has yet to reveal a figure. The 675LT shed 100kg from the 650S it is based on, suggesting the 600LT could tip the scales at less than 1350kg.