A couple of weeks ago McLaren revealed its new 600LT, but has now released the performance figures that we have all been waiting for. The headline figures are a 0-100kph time of just 2.9 seconds, the same as the 675LT in fact, and it’ll reach 200kph in just 8.2 seconds.
Priced from $24,5900, the new 600LT is fitted with a suite of new performance and aesthetic upgrades over the standard 570S, in a similar mould to the brilliant 675LT that brought the nomenclature back to McLaren’s model range after nearly 20 years since it was first used on the F1 GTR of 1997.
Power is still provided by the ubiquitous twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine, but with an improved cooling system and reduced back pressure from a new exhaust system. The upgrades result in a power upgrade to 592bhp, a 30bhp lift over the current 570S, while torque meanwhile is 457lb ft. That exhaust system is particularly interesting, as the outlets have moved from their usual place within the rear bumper, to atop the rear deck, not dissimilar to the Porsche 918 Spyder.