MCLAREN has released Australian pricing for its latest addition to the Sports Series family, and if you’re in the market for a 600LT you’ll be asked to stump $455,000 before on-road costs - and the almost endless customisations list.
That represents a $60,000 premium over the 570S, which forms the basis of the new 600LT, but includes a host of mods for the extra cash, including a power-up to 441kW/620Nm and a crash diet that slims the kerb weight down to 1356kg.
Pricing positions the mighty Mac significantly cheaper than the $645,700 Porsche 911 GT2 RS but at a premium over its more affordable GT3 RS sibling, which kicks off at $416,500.
Fans of the McLaren may also be cross-shopping other high-achieving supercars including the $348,711 Mercedes-AMG GT R, Lamborghini’s $483,866 Huracan Performante or the Ferrari 488 Pista which has already effectively sold out in Australia.
Announcement of the 600LT’s pricing follows its first public outing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, where the fittest variant of the McLaren Sports Series demonstrated its ability to accelerate to 100km/h from zero in 2.9 seconds and some serious corner carving ability.
Some deft power oversteer and a little shameless tyre-slaughtering doughnut action kept the crowds happy under the English summer sun.
It added agility is thanks to a combination of lighter and stiffer suspension components and brakes pinched from its 720S sister and the liberal use of cabrbonfibre body components. It also has a pair of top-exit exhausts for, well, why not?
Customers that feel their Longtail is still a little too flabby can opt for the MSO Clubsport pack which trims even more weight with the inclusion of lighter carbonfibre seats, steering wheel, display housings and gear shift paddles. Go for the MSO Clubsport Pro pack and you’ll get a six-point harness.