Published on September 27th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair


New McLaren 600LT joins Fastest Family of Scale Models

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 colours 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 £185,500, the TSM 1:43 scale version costs just £65. For those with bigger budgets – and larger display cabinets – a 1:18 scale model is also available, at £200. In addition to the launch colours 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 colour.

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