2021 Mclaren 600LT

MSRP $256,500

Ranked #6 in Compact Convertible

FILTER BY YEAR

2021 Mclaren 600LT Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 21, 2021

Nathan Dyer's image
Nathan Dyer 

Senior Editor


The 2021 McLaren 600LT Spider is essentially the fifth car in the long tail family of McLaren after the 675LT coupe and spider, the legendary F1 GTR longtail, and the regular 600 LT coupe. So what is so much special about being a long tail you’ll ask. Well for once these are the ultimate, hardcore, ruthless counterparts of the regular cars which are breathed into using witchcraft in McLaren’s factory. 

See detailed review »

Pros

Steering precision 

Scalpel-sharp chassis 

Impressive braking performance

Track manners

Cons

Cumbersome for daily drives

Very expensive to buy and maintain

What's New?

No changes for the 2021 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$256500

bodystyle

dr Spider

passenger capacity

2

top speed

204 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

232 cu.in.

transmission

7 speed Automated Manual

capacity

cargo volume

5.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

10.8 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

1 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$256,500 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Mclaren 600LT in Appletree Green color
Appletree Green

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Fuel Economy

3.5

Interior

9.5

Exterior

9.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


They are faster, lighter, more agile, and more hardcore than any other car out there. And also they are extremely rare and special. So if you want one of these ultimate machines in your garage, you better be calling your local McLaren dealer soon as they won’t be available on the showroom floor for long. The McLaren 600LT Spider competes against the likes of the Ferrari Portofino M, Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD spyder.

2021 Mclaren 600LT Spider front view
2021 Mclaren 600LT Spider rear view

3.5/10
Fuel Economy

9.5/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior


2021 Mclaren 600LT Features

So essentially the McLaren 600LT Spider comes in just one variant with all the bells and whistles, prices for which start at around $256,500. Now, this is a very special car so the price is not that can justify its rarity. But for all the money you put down into McLaren’s account, you get a car that has a chassis made out of carbon fiber, has butterfly doors, looks absolutely insane, has a fire-breathing monster of an engine, and absolutely epic driving dynamics.

Trim

600 LT Spider

MSRP

$256,500

Key Features

Premium Sound System with 4 speakers as standard

 

MonoCell II carbon fiber chassis

 

Dual-zone climate control

 

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Automatic lights

 

Carbon Black, Synthetic Suede Seat Upholstery

 

SiriusXM

 

12-Speaker Bower & Wilkins System

We recommend

There is just one fully loaded trim the car comes in and that costs $256,500. For the money, you’re getting an ultra-rare car that can drive you crazy every time you floor the gas pedal. But if you’re willing to pay more, then there are so many optional extras available. But if you are not careful with the options list, they can add up to as much as 100 grand to the base price.

2021 Mclaren 600LT Engine and Performance

So what is under the hood that keeps the monster breathing? Well, it is the same 3.8L Twin-Turbo V8 from the 570s but it now gains new camshafts and a retuned ECU for an extra 30 hp. And thus taking the overall power figure to 592 hp and torque to 457 lb-ft. Now in the supercar world, a sub 600 hp figure is not a lot to brag about, so why should we care at all about this new supercar from Britain. This is no slow car. Zero to 60 mph time of 2.8 secs is some serious supercar territory. The engine is very responsive and has oodles of power in reserve and like every time you exit a corner, the engine just pulls and pulls straight. 

2021 Mclaren 600LT Spider side view

This motor is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which is pretty much the standard in the supercar world. It is among some of the fastest gearboxes in the industry. The shifts are very precise and the gears are pretty long which means that you're not required to shift the gears too frequently. Even if there is a lot of torque low down that you can easily drive in the city in just one gear if that is a test you need to pass just in case.

Models

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider

2021 Ferrari Portofino M

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

2021 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD spyder

MSRP

$256,500

$222,050

$216,300

$229,430

Engine

3.8L Twin-Turbo V8

3.9L Twin-Turbo V8

3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-Six

5.2L V10

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

7-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

8-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

8-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

7-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Power 

592 hp @ 7,500 rpm

612 hp @ 7,500 rpm

640 hp @ 6,750 rpm

610 hp @ 8,000 rpm

Torque 

457 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm

561 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

590 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

413 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

2.8

3.5

2.7

3.5

Quarter Mile (seconds)

10.8

10.9

10.5

10.5

Top Speed (MPH)

204

200

205

201

The Porsche 911 Turbo S in its latest avatar is the most powerful car here and also the quickest too, thanks to the all-wheel-drive system and Porsche’s brilliant and very efficient gearbox. The McLaren 600LT is really not that far behind with just one-tenth slower to 60 mph and just one mile per hour lesser top speed. While all cars in the competition sport a twin-turbo V8, Huracan Evo Syder comes with a sweet-sounding naturally aspirated V10.

How well does the 2021 McLaren 600LT Spider handle?

So the 2021 McLaren 600LT essentially sits lower than the normal 570s. It also has stiffer suspension and dampers along with a wider track to make the car more track-focused and nimble to drive. Now, this all sounds quite impressive in theory but practical is also quite important, and that is actually where things usually start to fall out. But the 600LT is no usual car so normal laws of physics don’t apply to it. 

It is such a visceral machine that it seems to bend space-time with its performance. You experience exceptional G forces which make you feel like an astronaut while the car is just doing what you exactly want it to do. The steering is very precise and with that carbon fiber chassis, the total unsprung mass of the car is just so less that there is an exceptional amount of mechanical grip available, always keeping you in line.

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider Braking Performance

These high-performance supercars are very fast at building speeds but they are also quite quick at shedding all that away. Thanks to the exceptional braking hardware that these cars come with. The 2021 600LT comes with 15.35-inch carbon-ceramic discs upfront which is held by massive 6 piston calipers and at the rear are 15-inch discs held by 4 piston calipers. This is some serious hardware and is capable of stopping the car from 124mph in just under 400 feet which is quite commendable if you ask us. And stopping from 60-0mph in just 105 feet.

Models

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider

2021 Ferrari Portofino M

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

2021 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD spyder

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15.35

15.35

16.54

NA

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

15

14.17

15.35

NA

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3095

3668

3790

3327

60-0 MPH (feet)

105

NA

NA

106

Here as well it's the Porsche which comes with the biggest brakes among all. That is pretty much required as it is the heaviest car here, and also the most powerful one. Braking performance details of other cars are not available but rest assured they stop quicker than your average daily driver.

2021 Mclaren 600LT Fuel Economy

3.5/10

Fuel economy is certainly the last thing in your mind while purchasing a 200mph supercar. But still, there are a few of us who are concerned about Mother Earth and want to do the most we can to save her. Certainly for those, they can be happy that the 2021 McLaren 600LT is a bit better than those with a monstrous V8 or V10 under the hood in terms of fuel efficiency. 

The car has received an EPA rating of 15 mpg for the city, 22 mpg for the highway, and 18 MPG combined, which is not a lot but quite adequate by the supercar standards. The fuel tank is 19 gallons and while it is not a lot it still manages to provide the car with an above 400 miles range which is quite decent.

Models

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider

2021 Ferrari Portofino M

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

2021 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD spyder

MPG (City)

15

16

18

13

MPG (Highway)

22

22

23

18

MPG (Combined)

18

18

20

15

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19

21.1

17.6

21.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

285/418/342

338/464/380

317/405/352

274/380/317

Here it is the most powerful 911 Turbo S which also happens to be the most fuel-efficient, but it's the Ferrari Portofino M which is the only proper GT car here that has the most driving range; thanks to its large fuel tank. McLaren 600LT offers a similar economy as the Ferrari but its small fuel tank hampers its overall driving range.

2021 Mclaren 600LT Interior

9.5/10

The interior of a car is maybe the most important part as it is where we as the owner will spend most of the time. So it is quite necessary that one doesn’t feel tired or non-enthusiastic while being inside a car. And just like every other supercar, the interior of the 2021 McLaren 600LT feels like a cockpit on four wheels. Everything looks like it has been designed keeping the driver’s comfort and ease of reach in mind. It is all a very snug cabin wrapped around the driver’s seat. 

2021 Mclaren 600LT Spider cockpit area

A flat-bottomed steering wheel faces the driver, and the center stack is topped by a pair of circular air vents. Options such as heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering column, and soft-close doors allow you to raise the luxury quotient within the cabin. The choices of materials used are top-notch and everywhere you touch, it’s all Alcantara. Practicality is not a word synonymous with supercars so this is not a cabin where you’ll find a lot of storage spaces or cup holders. 

2021 Mclaren 600LT Spider cargo area

It is designed with just one purpose in mind and that is to keep you glued to the seat and steering wheel while you are on your way to smashing the lap record. The seats are also sports seats and made out of carbon fiber which means they are also manually adjustable ones and also there aren’t a lot of adjustability options available too. These are ultra-lightweight seats to keep the weight down and these can be a bit firm considering there is not a lot of padding between you and the seat tub. One thing though, they definitely do hold on to you quite firmly.

Models

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider

2021 Ferrari Portofino M

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

2021 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD spyder

Seating Capacity

2

4

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.2/53.9/44

N/A

35.2/53.2/42.1

32.5/52.4/40.1

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

N/A

33.5/50.4/26.4

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

5.3

10.3

9.3

3.5

There is not a lot of space in the 2021 McLaren 600LT Spider for you to keep all your stuff. The 5.3 cubic feet.t of trunk volume isn’t a lot to keep your luggage from a trip or even a set of golf clubs. In this case, the Porsche is the one here that is the most practical. Along with those extra two seats, it can hold a lot of luggage. Standout interior features in the 2021 McLaren 600LT Spider are:

  • Carbon fiber racing seats
  • Alcantara wrapped cabin
  • Racing steering wheel
  • Power adjustable steering wheel
  • Heated seats

What’s there to keep you entertained?

You can’t expect a lot of creature comfort features in a normal supercar, but the McLaren is not just another supercar. They are thoughtful people and know their clientele quite well. So unlike some other supercar brands who don’t care about fitting a proper usable infotainment system in the car, McLaren has given in the 2021 600LT a proper 7-inch touchscreen which comes with McLaren’s own IRIS system. 

The McLaren comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, in-built navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a basic 4-speaker sound system which can be upgraded to a 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins system. Standout infotainment features in the 2021 McLaren 600LT Spider are:

  • 4-speaker Sound System 
  • Auxiliary Input 
  • An optional 12-Speaker Bower & Wilkins System 
  • Bluetooth 
  • Satellite Radio 
  • Navigation
  • Wifi hotspot

2021 Mclaren 600LT Exterior

9.0/10

The 600LT is one hell of a gorgeous-looking car. Now for normal people, the 2021 McLaren 600LT might just be a sportier version of the 570s but the story doesn’t end just there. You see this is a very different car altogether. At the front, there is a massive front splitter, made out of carbon fiber obviously and even the headlights say 600LT and not the 570S. Over the wheel arches, there are gills to let the air out for more downforce. And while we are on the topic of wheels, the car gets a wider track for more grip into a corner. 

​  2021 Mclaren 600LT Spider 

Coming to the side, how can we forget the beautiful butterfly doors which are now pretty much the signature of every new McLaren and they just dial up the hotness to many levels. Then there are some more aero elements to make the car as faster as possible. The swooping roofline and the short and tight body frame give the car a very athletic look. One more design element that will definitely make you go wow is the roof-mounted tailpipes and they do look awesome. 

Looks like McLaren has taken some notes from the Porsche 918 Spyder here. At the back, there is a massive rear diffuser with a carbon fiber wing and some more aero trickery to make the car as smooth as possible in that wind tunnel. Honestly, this is a very smashingly gorgeous design. And if all you care about is turning heads, then the McLaren will certainly do the job for you, especially in that lime green metal flake paint job.

Models

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider

2021 Ferrari Portofino M

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

2021 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD spyder

Curb weight (lbs)

3,095

3,668

3,790

3,327

Length (inches)

181.3

180.6

178.6

177.9

Width (Inches)

80.5

76.3

74.9

76.1

Height (Inches)

47.1

51.9

51.3

46.5

Ground clearance (inches)

3.2

4.5

3.2

3.5

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

105.1

96.5

103.1

McLaren is known to make some really light machines and the 2021 600LT is just among the lightest of modern-day supercars. And in current competition, it also happens to be the longest and widest with Ferrari trailing just inches behind. Huracan sits a bit low when compared to the rest of the competition.Standout exterior features in the 2021 McLaren 600LT Spider include:

  • Automatic headlights
  • Butterfly doors 
  • Carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser
  • Carbon fiber monocoque chassis
  • Carbon fiber Rear spoiler

2021 Mclaren 600LT Safety

Supercars are never being crash-tested by the agencies, especially the ones that spit flames out of their roof-mounted exhaust pipes. They cost a lot and it is quite impractical to crash test a car that can go up 204 mph at 40 mph. Also, supercars don’t often come with a lot of driver assistance features and 600LT is no exception. You do get all your standard safety features like airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, and stability control. 

But things like blind-spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking are not offered by the company. The most you get is a rearview camera and all-round parking sensors which also are optional extras. Standout safety features in the 2021 McLaren 600LT Spider include: 

  • Hill-start assist 
  • Rearview Camera 
  • Front and rear parking sensors 
  • Stability and Traction Control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2021 Mclaren 600LT Competition

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider vs 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

The Porsche 911 has always been the supercar killer and in its latest avatar, it is even more powerful and faster. It has been the benchmark in the industry for so long and now the benchmark is even higher. So the Porsche is faster, quicker, more powerful, more practical, more comfortable, and a lot cheaper than the McLaren. So if you want the most value for your money, then you certainly can’t beat the Porsche here. But if you want exclusivity, style, and butterfly doors, then McLaren is the one for you.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider vs 2021 Ferrari Portofino M

Just like the McLaren 600LT is a hardcore track weapon, the Portofino is on the complete opposite spectrum of the supercar world. The Ferrari is more of a grand tourer and comfortable driver, something you can live with daily and take on cross-country tours. Ferrari might not be as limited in numbers or as special as the McLaren but is certainly a lot more comfortable and easy to drive.

2021 Ferrari Portofino M

2021 McLaren 600LT Spider vs 2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder

Lamborghini is like the poster car for most of us and we all have dreamt of owning one someday. While it is not as track-focused as the McLaren 600LT but it is certainly a lot more hardcore to drive. The Lamborghini Huracan definitely does look a lot more beautiful but it is not as fast as the McLaren.

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder

 

2021 Mclaren 600LT Final Verdict

Well if you can get your hands on one, then definitely. The McLaren 600LT is a very special car and it certainly is one of the greatest modern-day McLaren ever built. It is fast, powerful, agile, light, and certainly a fire-breathing monster. It is something you can’t buy with your day job. But for what you pay, you are definitely getting your worth.

Similar Cars

2021 Audi R8 Spyder
2021 Audi R8 Spyder

MSRP: $154,900

8.6/10