2019 McLaren 600LT

Range extender McLaren 600LT is longer, quicker and lighter. McLaren’s ability to tease out new variations of the same architecture notches up another success with the new 600LT. It’s a more powerful, slightly-aft extended and trackday-focused development of everyone’s favourite real-world McLaren, the 570S. The new car is the fourth McLaren with an elongated rump, in this case a 74mm extension (less than 3in); it follows closed and open versions of the 675LT and the racing GTR version of the McLaren F1 – whose tail was properly long.


Compared with the 570S the 600LT has lost 96kg, thanks to carbonfibre construction for the rear wing and some lower body panels, plus lightweight interior fittings including carbonfibre race seats. Power rises too, as the name suggests, while ‘top-exit’ tail pipes make occupants more aware of their aural outpourings.


2019 McLaren 600LT

2019 McLaren 600LT


Extra downforce, firmer engine mounts and quicker responses from throttle, brakes and steering all sharpen the drive, while the brakes and the forged aluminium wishbones are from the 720S. The £185,000 price includes a track day with tuition. A Spider version will surely follow.


 

TECH DATA 
HOW THE 600LT COMPARES  
Car PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 991.2 MCLAREN 600LT PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS 991.2
Engine Flat-six, 3996cc V8,3799cc, twin-turbo Flat-six, 3800cc, twin-turbo
Power [email protected] 8250rpm [email protected] [email protected]
Torque 347lb ft @ 6000rpm 457lb ft @ 5000-6500rpm 553lb ft @ 2500-4500rpm
Weight 1430kg 1343kg (est, with fluids) 1470kg
Power-to-weight 364bhp/ton 448bhp/ton (est) 477bhp/ton
0-62mph 3.2sec 2.9SGC 2.8sec
Top speed 193mph 204mph 211mph
Basic price $171,346 $195,000 $240,666
On sale in USA NOW October 2018 NOW

 


“We’re told the top-exit exhaust spits blue flames that illuminate the rear-view mirror”

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