It was in 2015 when the McLaren’s most affordable sports car series was launched. There were a lot of different models that were launched, like the 570s and the 540C. The 600LT is a reminiscence of the 675LT, that was earlier released. The 600LT will fully be a track prepped the car, that will continue the long age heritage of the McLaren Sports Cars.
This car will be lighter in weight and still more aggressive than the 675LT. It has a new kind of aerodynamics and a more powerful engine as well. This makes it the most powerful, and track focused Sports Series model. So, without further ado, let’s jump onto the details, right away.
2019 McLaren 600LT Engine And Specifications
If we want the first talk about the engine of the 600LT, then it needs to be said that, it gets its power from the same twin turbo engine, which is 3.8 litre in size and is V8 rated, which is spread throughout the entire spectrum of the Sports Series lineup. Still, McLaren worked on some internal tweaking and mastering, to get the most out of that engine. The output has now been increased to 592 BHP. The torque is 457 pound-feet. Therefore, the lighter weight of the 600LT gives it a more favourable 474 horsepower per tonne. If we do any kind of comparisons, the 570S gives off about 428 horses per tonne.
The car is indeed quite fast, with 0-62MPH taking only 2.9 seconds. This makes it on par with the 675LT. Charging from 0 to 124 mph just takes around 8.2 seconds, which is very much impressive, to say the least. It’s also just only three tenths slower than the 675LT, considering how much power the 675LT is.
Top speed of the car is around 204 MPH, which is about the same as the 570S, but 1MPH slower than the 675LT. It really would have been great to get the maximum top speed on this vehicle, but still considering all the other improvements that are made, this is indeed quite a great feature. Even the tires that are used in the car, are also track focused as well. It has the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, which gives an increased grip on the vehicle.
2019 McLaren 600LT Features And Interior
The car is fully made out of carbon fibre body, that helps to increase the aerodynamic performance. There are various extra features that customers can opt for, over the standard variant. There are various options for carbon fibre inserts, including roof and front fenders as well. With all the extra carbon-fibre made body parts in place on the car, the 600LT generates 100 kg (220 pounds) of downforce at 155 mph. The lightest dry weight of the 600LT is around 2,750 pounds.
The interior is heavily based off the 570S. There are carbon fibre seats which are hired from the McLaren P1. There is no such leather inserts on the dash or doors on the 600LT. It has now been changed with Alcantara on the 600LT. The seats and the steering wheel are also wrapped in Alcantara for more increased grip.
The infotainment system and the digital instrument cluster will also have options for custom graphics as well. It will have A/C and audio systems as well. There will also be an option for super lightweight seats, that are taken from the higher model McLaren Senna. There will also be options to include extended gearshift paddles, steering wheel spokes, and various other display surrounds in the lightweight material.
2019 McLaren 600LT Price and Release Date
US users can expect a price of around $220,000-240,000. This makes it pricier than the 570S by almost $54,000. The production will be strictly limited, therefore if you want one, you have to immediately book one. The 600LT will go into production around October of 2018. This makes the date for the release around the starting of 2019.
It can be easily seen that McLaren has created a monster with the 600LT. From the performance to the aerodynamics, to the overall performance to weight ratio – everything is pretty much flawless. The cabin and interior updates are pretty nice as well and will be a very much welcoming change as usual. Hopefully, this will push McLaren to produce much better affordable sports cars from now on.
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