McLaren’s range of models consists of the Sports Series, Super Series, and Ultimate Series (as well as the out-of-place GT). With this in mind, one could be excused for thinking the 600LT, which sits in that ‘entry-level’ Sports Series, would be a bit of a softy. And they would be wrong.
Ever since being unveiled, the McLaren 600LT has won over car enthusiasts and journalists alike. The guys over at The Straight Pipes recently had the opportunity to put it through its paces and for those that won’t ever get the chance to drive it, this review gives us a good idea of what it is like to be behind its wheel.
Speaking of the cabin, it is a very special place to sit. Immediately making it stand out from most of its competition are race-inspired carbon fiber seats, lifted directly out of the track-focused McLaren Senna. Also found inside are a bunch of Alcantara accents and a plethora of matte carbon fiber.
Then there is the exterior. Various aerodynamic upgrades have been made over the 570S; for example, there are revised front and rear fascias dominated by carbon fiber, unique side skirts, distinctive wheels and a large fixed rear wing. Then there is the pièce de résistance: the top-mounted exhausts which spit flames.
Like most McLarens of this era, the 600LT features a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 592 hp, a healthy jump over the 562 hp of the 570S. The 600LT also weighs 211 lbs (96 kg) less, allowing it to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.2 seconds and max out at 204 mph (328 km/h).