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McLaren 600LT Review: Small, Slim, And Smart

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Launched in 2015 as the company’s most affordable offering, the McLaren Sports Series grew to include several models beyond the initial 570S and 540C. On top of the Spider version, McLaren also launched the less track-focused 570GT and a couple of race-spec models, the 570S GT4 and Sprint.

And now,here come the 600LT, the track-prepped car that brings Longtail heritage to the Sports Series lineup. The 600LT remains focused on the Sports Series family when it comes to styling cues.

The Longtail package helps to enhance aero-enhancing features. Up front, it features a new carbon-fiber diffuser that extends farther from the nose.

The center section is flanked by redesigned elements on each side that feature vertical wings toward the front wheels. The nose, the headlamps, and the trunk lid remain unchanged, but the fenders now feature small outlets toward the doors.

The 600LT uses a variation of McLaren’s 562-hp twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 that powers the 570S and the 570S Spider. Though this power house, it makes 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque; it drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

A digital gauge cluster prominently displays the tachometer front and center, with ancillary gauges alongside. Sport seats with large bolsters keep driver and passenger secure, but the low seating position combined with wide doorsills makes entering and exiting the a little bit of a challenge but still works well enough.

The infotainment system is loaded too. As expected there is minimal cargo space, so you’ll have to pack light. Nonetheless, it doesn’t disappoint in standing out as a true McLaren Sporting heritage car.

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