McLaren 600LT is now in Malaysia to challenge the Porsche 911 GT3 RS


The McLaren brand is now represented by a new distributor in Malaysia, Mc Farren Supercars Sdn. Bhd. and the franchise holder is kicking off the year with the premiere of the McLaren 600LT Coupe here in Kuala Lumpur.

Only a handful of the 600LT will be made available to local buyers and initial deliveries are expected to commence end-2019. The LT designation denotes that this is a lightened, track-oriented version of McLaren’s 570S but the 600LT is more than the sum of its parts.

For starters, the M838T 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 features an uprated cooling system, a lighter exhaust system with top mounted exhaust outlet and some tuning to boost output to 600 hp and 620 Nm. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is tasked to send all that grunt to the rear wheels allowing the 600LT to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds – as quick as the 675LT and 0 to 200 km/h in 8.2 seconds. Top speed is capped at 328 km/h.

In terms of visual bits, the 600LT features a longer front splitter, extended side skirts, aggressive rear diffuser and a fixed rear wing to extend the car’s overall length by 74 mm and sits 8 mm closer to the ground. At 250 km/h, the new bodywork generates 100 kg worth of downforce to keep the car planted to the tarmac.

Lightweight exercise comes in the form of adopting lighter and stiffer suspension components from the 720S (-10.2 kg), lightweight aluminium calipers and stiffer carbon ceramic discs (-4 kg), removal of interior carpet (-5.7 kg) and optional carbon fibre racing seats (-21 kg).

If your wallet permits, you can always hand your car over to McLaren Special Operations (MSO) to add a ridiculous amount of carbon fibre bits, roof scoop and even carbon louvres just like this 600LT “Stealth”. Custom exterior paintwork, wheels, liveries done to your imagination are also available with MSO.

A basic McLaren 600LT is priced at RM998,000 before applicable duties and options and if you want one, it might already be too late. Or maybe you can try your luck with a 600LT Spider.


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McLaren 600LT Coupe in Malaysia


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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