On a McLaren, the now iconic LT (“long tail”) moniker immediately signals something very important about the intent of a car which bears it. Long tail refers to the a lengthened tail which reduces drag, and appropriately optimized, increases aerodynamic stability and downforce as well. But there is much more to an LT McLaren than just the long tail. Perhaps the closest parallel are the letters RS from Porsche. A wholesale set of changes result in a car which must more directness and immediacy, a communicative car for the driving enthusiast seeking feedback rather than a perfectly well-rounded all-weather car to use for nearly every purpose.
In the case of the 600LT, this means a host of changes over the 570 from which it is derived. Power is up by 30 hp to 592, thanks to revised engine management and new exhaust that exits on top of the engine lid. Equally important is a significant weight reduction: 185 pounds resulting from a host of changes all the way from lightweight seats to deleted door pockets. The chassis gains forged wishbones, stiffer sway bars and dampers, and carbon ceramic brakes, while the steering rack (hydraulically assisted, of course), is quickened. The resulting car is quick yes, 0-60 takes just 2.9 seconds, but also offers a level of purity and driving enjoyment that markedly exceeds the standard car’s. Coupled with an operable roof, the 600LT spider is a distilled and focused car that is high on experience as well as performance, so much so that Evo Magazine selected it as their Car of the Year when it was released.
This particular car was purchased by the current owner in 2020 with 300 miles on it and it has now covered 5,600 miles. It has approximately $20,000 of optional equipment, including orange seat belts, ceramic brakes with orange calipers, 5-spoke lightweight wheels, suspension lifter, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, lithium ion battery, floor mats, carbon fiber switch pack, carbon black leather steering wheel, electric and heated memory seats, luxury pack, and Bowers & Wilkins stereo system for a total MSRP of $278,640. The car comes with window sticker, battery charger, and car cover.