The McLaren 600LT is being produced for only twelve months, and has a base price of $240,000. For customers already in the buy line, they probably are not too concerned about spending limits. Hennessey Performance is offering an upgraded 600LT for any owner wanting to increase the output. Running stock, the McLaren has 592 horsepower with 457 pound per feet of torque. By adding the HPE1000 trim, buckle up people, because the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 hits 1,001 horsepower and 864 pound-feet of torque. Hennessey claims the package gives the McLaren 600LT the ability to go 0 to 60 in 2.1 seconds, versus the stock time of 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds.
John Hennessey, the company CEO told Top Gear, “I decided to buy my 600LT for the same reason I bought a new Ford GT, to give our team a solid benchmark for our Venom F5…what it was asking for is more power.” Hennessey and the team delivered more power comparing the 600LT’s performance capability to the McLaren Speedtail hypercar with it’s upgrades. The team installed Hennessey stainless steel turbo headers, a Hennessey stainless steel exhaust, upgraded intercooler, a high-flow wastegate system, high-flow air filters, and a Motec engine management system. Some adjustments were made to the seven-speed gearbox to give the transmission the ability to handle all the extra power.
If 1,001 horsepower is out of your comfort zone, Hennessey is offering the HPE 800 pack, increasing output to 805 horsepower and 772 pound per feet of torque. With that package, the 600LT can do 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds. In addition, the HPE 700 version with 708 horsepower and 635 pound per feet of torque is available, doing 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds.
There is no pricing available for the three Hennessey packages, but buyers who want to make their McLaren 600LT have supercar performance, the options are available.
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