Ultimate Dream Cars: McLaren 600LT
The McLaren 570S received quite the upgrade for 2019. You can’t argue with making a car lighter, stronger, and faster. But of course, it wouldn’t be McLaren if the company stopped there. So along the way, you’ll get some pretty cool design changes as well. In fact, the exhaust pipes alone are reason enough to want the McLaren 600LT. But once you take a ride inside, you’ll see why this is undoubtedly one of McLaren’s best this year. So let’s take a ride and see all this Long Tail McLaren has to offer.
Under the Hood: Like the 570S but Better in Every Way
If you remember the McLaren 570 S, then you’ll certainly remember that it sported a pretty hefty motor. But for its 2019 model, McLaren decided to improve upon everything. So the twin-turbo V8 now pushes 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft torque. For speed, this will undoubtedly allow for more than 200 mph max. And if that’s not enough, you can expect a 0-60 in around 3 seconds. So you can definitely take this sporty McLaren to a racetrack and dominate without any problems!
Keep in mind that these speeds aren’t official yet, but we can make these estimates pretty safely. This results from the 570S racing from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 204 mph. So when you add some power, strip some weight, yet keep that McLaren quality, you’ll undoubtedly get a faster and more reliable car.
Exterior: Beauty Everywhere…Even in the Exhaust Pipes
As a whole, the McLaren 600 LT looks reminiscent of its sexy 570 S predecessor. But this is anything but a simple copy and paste from the brand. Instead, a few subtle changes go a long way here.
First of all, you’ll notice the 600 LT sports a carbon fiber frame. Not only does this add some nice sporty flair, but it also helped this car drop about 210 lbs. Furthermore, you’ll also get a new front splitter and rear wing which helps give off more of a racecar feel. And of course, you simply can’t overlook those exhaust pipes sitting on the upper rear. They point to the sky in quite the dignified manner, which is hands-down one of the best design choices to this car.
Lastly, the LT in the name translates to Long Tail. And McLaren didn’t give this name for no reason. Instead, it refers to the added length—about 3 inches to be exact. So there’s plenty to love about these design changes for the 600LT.
Interior: The Ultimate Sporty Feel
Again, for the interior, the 600LT drew quite the inspiration from the 570S. In other words, it’s that amazing racecar feel with lots of Alcantara and leather. Plus, there’s that floating monitor that never looked better. Add to this a red and black color scheme and you get one of the best interiors to ever be seen in such a cool car.
What’s the Price of the McLaren 600LT and When Can You Get It?
Does this sound like the ultimate dream car to you? Then you can buy the McLaren 600LT for about $242,156.
This cool car is hand built. So as you’d guess, it’ll be pretty rare as well. Or in the words of McLaren, the 600 LT will be “strictly limited.” So if you want one, you’d better act fast!
You can buy the 600LT in October of this year.
We all know McLaren makes some of the market’s best rides. And the 600LT is no exception to the rule. You really can’t go wrong with a taking a great car like the 570S and improving it in every way possible. Everything from more speed to a sexier design will surely make the 600LT one of the top cars of the year. Plus, the upward facing exhaust pipes add instant cool points to an already amazing vehicle. So, if you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a stellar car, then be on the lookout for the McLaren 600LT when it enters production later this year!
(Images Courtesy of McLaren Automotive)