Watch the £186,000 McLaren 600LT on track in Hungary

The junior McLaren is a proper supercar now

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IT MAY not have the headline-grabbing performance of the company’s P1 or Senna hypercars, or the 720S supercar, but as the cream of McLaren’s “Sports Series”, the 600LT is without doubt a force to be reckoned with.

The Ferrari 488 GTB and Porsche 911 GT3 RS-rivalling McLaren is based on the 570S, but with the 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine tuned to produce 592bhp — a boost of 30bhp. A massive 100kg has been trimmed from the base car’s already lean kerb weight, while the lengthened “longtail” (hence LT) carbon bodywork adds not just 74mm to the silhouette but significantly increased ground effect, too, with the fixed wing providing extra downforce at the rear.

It’s a remarkable piece of kit, as Luxx Magazine’s David Green found out when he took it for a spin around the Hungaroring, in Hungary. Watch his video review above.

Mclaren 600LT price and specification

  • Price £186,000
  • Engine 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo, petrol
  • Transmission seven-speed semi-automatic; rear-wheel drive
  • Power 592bhp @ 7,500rpm
  • Torque 457 lb ft @5,500rpm to 6,500rpm
  • Top speed 204mph
  • 0-62mph 2.9secs
  • Fuel economy 23.2mpg
  • CO2 277g/km
  • Weight 1,356kg
  • Dimensions 4,604mm x 2,095mm x 1,914mm