Chris Harris Reviews McLaren 600LT, Finds It More Rewarding Than The Senna

Sometimes less is more as the old saying goes, and that applies perfectly to the McLaren 600LT, the company’s smallest model to wear the fabled Long Tail badge.

Unlike the bigger 720S with its trick hydraulic suspension, the Sports Series McLarens feature a conventional setup with normal shocks and springs, making them more simple to just get in and drive them fast.

The McLaren 600LT is the pinnacle of this approach, taking the successful recipe of the 570 and adding more spiciness to it; the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 now makes 592hp, up from the standard 562hp, the weight is down by 96kg (211lbs) and the bodywork has been redesigned in order to make the 600LT glue itself to the ground as the speed increases.

0-60mph is only a matter of 2.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 2.9), while 0-124mph (200km/h) comes in 8.2 seconds. Flat out, the baby Long Tail will do 204mph (328km/h).

Harris loves the simpler approach of the baby McLaren and the same goes for the 600LT; the feedback from the steering is spot on, the slides are progressive and the will to entertain the driver is class-leading.

In fact, it’s so fun to drive that Harris would pick the McLaren 600LT over the million-dollar Senna, and that says a lot.

 

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Just like how I personally found the Cayman more rewarding than the 911…

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