Inside The $240K McLaren 600LT — Its Quickest Sports Series Car

Inside The $240K McLaren 600LT — Its Quickest Sports Series Car


Matt DeBord: This is the McLaren 600LT. It’s basically a 570 Coupé but with a whole list of
performance modifications to make it that much
better on the racetrack. We’re taking a closer look at
why this track-focused beauty is the fourth McLaren
to wear the LT badge. McLaren reserves the LT moniker for its fastest supercars. They’re more powerful,
lighter, and, of course, longer than their predecessors. The name goes back to
the McLaren F1 GTR LT, which won the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans with a staggering 30-lap lead
over its nearest competitor. Here are 13 modifications
that McLaren made to the 570S Coupé to
bring the 600LT to life. Narrator: The 600LT is elongated by just under 3 inches
to improve downforce. The carbon-fiber front splitter and side skirts improve aerodynamics. The front splitter also
sits 8 millimeters lower due to a reduction in ride height, which reduces the airflow
under the vehicle. New aerodynamic body work reduces weight by 15.9 pounds. The dihedral doors have floating tendons that allow air to flow into the intake. A stainless-steel top
exhaust shaves 27.8 pounds from the original 570S and
frees up space in the rear of the vehicle for the new diffuser. Speaking of the new diffuser, it’s made of carbon
fiber. It’s wider, taller, and has deeper veins than the other models in the sports series. Due to the elongated rear, the fixed rear wing is
mounted back further, which is optimal for improved
aerodynamic performance. The center of the spoiler
has a heat-resistant coating to offset the heat from the exhaust. Ultralightweight alloy wheels and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires save 37.5 pounds. Carbon-fiber racing seats
trimmed in Alcantara save 46.3 pounds and
hold the driver in place around tight corners. And the carbon-fiber floor reduces weight and even has blades underneath that generate additional downforce. The McLaren LTs are for
extreme car enthusiasts who value speed above all else, and McLaren goes to extreme lengths to take as much weight out
of the cars as possible, but if you want, you can
option some features back in. The new LT has a
twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8, making 592 horsepower with 457 pound-feet of torque. It weighs 2,749 pounds, which isn’t a lot, and it can make the 0 to
60 run in 2.8 seconds, topping out at 204 miles per hour. Obviously, a lot of precision
went into the 600LT, but let’s see how this how
this track-focused beast handles the street. This is a true supercar. At like third gear in a big V8 Mustang, that’s the way you do it. In cars like this, second
gear is your friend. As far as the interior
aesthetic goes, with McLarens you’re, the idea is minimalism,
minimalism, minimalism. So you have a flat-bottom steering wheel covered in
Alcantara and carbon fiber with the paddle, big, long
paddle shifters behind, and there’s nothing else on
here. It’s just the wheel. This is one of the things I’ve always really liked
about McLaren is the wheel feels great, it really feels like a
proper race car wheel. The instrument cluster is
small, and it doesn’t display a lot of information,
but it really displays the information that you need, and it’s colorful and works fine. You’re really talking about a $250,000 track-ready car and, but the assumption is you are gonna
occasionally be driving it on the public roads,
and you need some stuff that will make that possible. This is not a full-on race car, but it also doesn’t feel frivolous inside, and McLarens never do, and I think a lot of McLaren
fans really like that. They like a car that’s high-tech
as far as the car part goes but maybe not super high-tech
as far as everything else. So infotainment system gets the job done, and it looks fine, but
it’s kind of rudimentary. You do have digital. Yeah, it’s digital. It’s
a digital environment. It’s not like we have a couple of old-school analog gauges here. So it’s technological in that respect, but really the true technology that goes into this car
is the aerodynamics, the engineering and
construction of the frame, the body work, the steering, the brakes, the engine, and the transmission. All the stuff that really matters if you’re gonna drive a car fast.

100 thoughts on “Inside The $240K McLaren 600LT — Its Quickest Sports Series Car

  1. I love McLaren, they make the most exquisite and beautiful cars you can get, and their cheap for all the things they have and the time it takes to produce a car!!

  2. And could anyone tell me why the engine is only 600bhp? You could have fitted a 1200bhp engine without an issue. But monopoly. A modded mopar lancer would overrun this like nothing.

  3. BTW waiting for Tesla roadster
    0 to 60 in 1:05 seconds and full electric and one hundred and fifty thousand dollars

  4. Make it electric and it would be worth it. Don’t see the need for them to keep producing gas cars

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