2019 McLaren 600LT Shoots Flames From Exhaust at Goodwood Festival of Speed

In addition to one- and rear-wheel burnouts, as well as the amazing noise it produces on wide-open throttle, the 600LT can also be used as a barbecue. Revving the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft while sitting still is the recipe to shooting flames from the exhaust, which exists from the rear deck of the vehicle instead of underneath the rear bumper as you’d find in the 570S.
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The 600LT is also a member of the Sports Series within the McLaren lineup, but one look at the specifications sheet will tell you otherwise. Zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) comes in 2.9 seconds with the optional Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, and the mid-engine supercar will keep on accelerating until it hits 328 km/h (204 mph).

Almost 100 kilograms lighter than the 570S on which it’s based, the 600LT will be a one-year-only affair considering that McLaren Automotive will take the veils off the 600LT Spider during the course of 2019. There’s no limit on how many examples of the breed will be manufactured in Woking during this period, but then again, those who order the 600LT will enter an extremely exclusive club.

Ignoring the endless possibilities for customization offered by the McLaren Special Operations, the most expensive option available for the 600LT is the MSO Clubsport Pro Pack. Adding £28,480 to the price, this package includes Senna-inspired Super Lightweight Carbon Fiber Racing Seats, more carbon fiber for the interior, titanium wheel bolts, MSO Defined LT carbon fiber roof, cantrails, and front fender louvers, MSO Defined harness bar, and the six-point harness system.

To understand how serious McLaren is with the 600LT when equipped with the MSO Clubsport Pro Pack, the customer can’t have it and the Luxury Pack together because the latter would spoil the weight savings brought by the former. At 1,247 kilograms (2,749 pounds) in its lightest configuration, the 600LT is the lightest Sports Series model to date. The Senna, by comparison, comes in at 1,198 kilograms (2,641 pounds).

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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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