2020 Mclaren 600LT

MSRP $256,500

Ranked #3 in Compact Convertible

7.3

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2020 Mclaren 600LT Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 24, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The British automaker McLaren is known for its lightweight carbon fiber supercars. In 2018, McLaren took its entry-level sports series up a notch with the introduction of the all-new 600LT. Mostly inspired by the 570S, the 600LT is a more stylish, aerodynamic, and track-focused version of the car. Later in 2019, we received the convertible model named 600LT Spider.

McLaren has played a smart game by introducing the 600LT as it is a heavily modified version of the 570S. With similar design cues, McLaren has made certain changes by offering a more aerodynamic design, carbon fiber elements, and up to 30hp more power than the McLaren 570S. As the name suggests, the 600LT is 2.1 inches longer than the 570S.

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Pros

Lightest supercar in the segment

Premium carbon fiber and leather treatment

Advanced aerodynamics

Aggressive design

The Placement of exhaust.

Cons

Too exclusive, too expensive

Not as comfortable as some rivals as it is a track-focused car

What's New?

The Mclaren 600LT Spider is all-new for the model year 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$256500

bodystyle

2dr Spider

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

232 cu.in.

horsepower

592 hp @ 7500 rpm

torque

457 ft-lb. @ 5500 rpm

transmission

7 speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15.3/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

181.3 in.

width

80.5 in.

height

47.1 in.

curb weight

3099 lbs.

ground clearance

3.6 in.

capacity

cargo volume

7.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/22 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

powertrain warranty

3 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

10 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$256,500 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Mclaren 600LT in Blood Orange Clearcoat color
Blood Orange Clearcoat

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


Being a limited supercar, the McLaren 600LT Spider gets a price tag of $256,500. With the carbon monocoque, the 600LT has an amazing power to weight ratio. The 600LT Spider offers tons of packages for you. It will compete with the Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder, Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, and the Audi R8 Spyder V10 Performance.

2020 Mclaren 600LT Spider front view
2020 Mclaren 600LT Spider rear view

3.5/10
Fuel Economy

9.5/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior


2020 Mclaren 600LT Features

Supercars don't offer multiple trim levels. The 600LT Spider is a sole package offered by McLaren. The package is not Limited as you get various optional packages from better luxury, performance, carbon fiber, and other accessories. With a base price of $256,500, the optional packages may take a price beyond 300,000.

Trims

600LT Spider

MSRP

$256,500

Key Features

LED headlamps

 

19" Front & 20" Rear alloy wheels

 

Butterfly doors

 

Retractable hardtop

 

Alcantara and Suede trim

 

Carbon Fiber seats

 

Pirelli P ZERO Trofeo R tires

 

Engine bay glass window with LED lights

 

Wing spoiler

 

Extensive aerodynamics

 

12 Bowers and Wilkins audio system (optional)

 

Lightweight titanium exhaust system

Which Trim should you buy?

As the McLaren 600LT Spider is available in a single trim option. It is a well-packed supercar with immense power under the hood and a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio. The carbon fiber monocoque is the lightest structure in the segment.

The standard package includes premium interiors with simulated leather upholstery, carbon fiber, and aluminum accents. The exterior is all worked up with carbon fiber, advanced aerodynamics, astonishing design. All of this for a hefty price of $256,500.

2020 Mclaren 600LT Engine and Performance

The 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider is powered by a 3.8L Twin-Turbocharged motor. It is a V8 motor that outputs up to 592hp of maximum power to the rear wheels. The engine revs at 5,500RPM to deliver a peak torque of 457-pound feet. The engine is mated to 7-Speed automatic seamless shift transmission that is seamless with its quick shifts that use ignition cut when switched to the sports mode

2020 Mclaren 600LT Spider driving view

With its lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque, the 600LT has a monstrous acceleration as it takes mere 2.9 seconds to reach a speed of 60 MPH where it is backed by the 600LT specific launch control that ensures linear acceleration. The aerodynamic design allows it to speed up where it completes a quarter-mile run in under 10.8 seconds. The 600LT continues to accelerate until it reaches its top speed of 204 MPH.

Models

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder

MSRP

$256,500

$287,400

$189,750

$208,100

Engine

3.8L Twin-Turbo V8 Premium

5.2L Naturally aspirated V10 Premium

4.0L Handcrafted AMG Biturbo V8

5.2L Naturally aspirated V10 Premium

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Power

592hp @ 7,500 RPM

631 hp @ 8,000 RPM

577hp @ 6,250 RPM

611hp @ 8,250 RPM

Torque

457lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

443 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

516lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM

413lb-ft @ 6,500 RPM

Transmission

7-speed automated manual

7-speed automated manual

7-speed automated manual

7-speed automated manual

0-60 MPH (seconds)

2.9

2.8

3.5

3.2

Quarter-mile (seconds)

10.8

N/A

N/A

11.2

Top Speed (MPH)

204

202

197

202

The McLaren 600LT will cost you a huge amount of money. Yet it is slightly cheaper than the Lamborghini Huracan EVO spyder. The Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is available for a tad less than $200,000 where the Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder costs $208,100. The McLaren has a similar Twin-Turbo V8 as the AMG GT R Roadster.

Audi R8 Performance and Lamborghini Huracan EVO stick with their naturally aspirated engines. Both Mercedes and McLaren deliver an RWD acceleration where Lamborghini and Audi prefer AWD systems. In terms of power, the Huracan EVO is the most powerful where McLaren 600LT takes the third spot.

With its maximum power to weight ratio, the 600LT matches the Huracan EVO with its similar 0-60 MPH figures. Moreover, the 600LT is the fastest accelerating sports car in its segment as the seamless transmission lets it cover the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds which is the fastest. With a top speed of 204 MPH is something.

How well does the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider handle?

With its sport-tuned adaptive suspension, the McLaren 600LT is all about dynamic handling. The ride control adjusts the suspension according to the road conditions. The well-balanced design adds less to weight and more to aerodynamics. You have double-wishbone suspension both at the front and rear with premium shock absorbers that ensure a comfortable ride quality. 

The 600LT has decent handling both on the straight path and corners, thanks to the electric hydraulic power steering. The mid-engined RWD drivetrain is another reason that the McLaren 600LT handles well. As McLaren cars have the lowest drag coefficients, we can expect the same from the 600LT. With its low center of gravity, the 600LT can make the sharpest turns like it is meant to and absolutely gives you the feeling of a race car behind the wheel.

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider Braking Performance

For a lightweight supercar, it is easier to stop at high speeds. Still, such cars need proper braking and equipment to stop safely from high speeds. Just like other sports cars, the McLaren 600 LT also gets massive ceramic disc brakes for the best braking performance.

The brakes are assisted by an anti-lock braking system and remain cool with the front and rear air ventilation. You have 15.3 brake rotors at the front and 15.0 brake rotors at the back. With its 2859 lbs of weight, it can stop in just 100 feet from a speed of 60 MPH.

Models

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder

Brake rotors: Front (inches)

15.3

15.0

15.4

15.0

Brakes rotors: Rear (inches)

15.0

14.0

14.2

14.0

Curb weight (lbs)

2859 lb.

3340 lb.

3746 lb.

3572 lb.

60-0 MPH (Feet)

100

105

N/A

N/A

As compared to the rivals, the McLaren 600LT has the biggest brakes in the rear. The AMG GT R Roadster has similar brake rotors. The extensive aerodynamics and the lightweight structure of the 600LT make it the fastest stopping supercar against its rivals. It is followed by the Lamborghini Huracan EVO.

2020 Mclaren 600LT Fuel Economy

3.5/10

The V8-powered cars have no regard for fuel economy. That's why brands equip them with massive fuel tanks. The Twin-Turbo V8 on the McLaren 600LT offers 15 MPG in the city, 22 MPG on the highway, and a combined 18 MPG.

For a 592 hp supercar, this kind of economy is really surprising. The main reason behind its amazing economy is its lightweight carbon-fiber structure. A 19.0-gallon fuel tank allows it to have a highway range of 418 miles.

Models

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder

MPG City

15

13

15

13

MPG Highway

22

18

20

20

MPG Combined

18

15

17

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.0

21.1

19.8

19.3

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) in miles

285/418/342

274.3/380/316.5

297/396/336.6

251/386/308.8

Supercars don't generally go beyond 400 miles of range. The 2859 lbs weighing McLaren 600LT is so light and aerodynamic that it delivers an impressive fuel economy in the whole segment. Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is the closest contender to the 600LT with its good enough economy but it offers more range due to its high voluminous tank that measures 19.8 gallons.

2020 Mclaren 600LT Interior

9.5/10

For the interior of the 2020 600LT, McLaren has taken ideas from both the 570S and the Senna. With simple ergonomics, McLaren has eliminated a whole lot of weight from the interior. The outcome is limited equipment and less to no unnecessary spaces. All the 600LT has is a raw carbon fiber shell that is focused on an engaging drive.

2020 Mclaren 600LT Spider front seats

The sliding dash is wrapped in lightweight Alcantara and Suede leather trim. The carbon fiber gives the cockpit a sporty and appealing appearance. The flat bottom sports steering wheel also gets Alcantara trim and a 12 o'clock mark. It is paired with carbon fiber paddle shifters. The all-digital gauge cluster gets a speedometer, a trip computer, and a center RPM meter.

2020 Mclaren 600LT Spider infotainment screen

Being a 2 seater sports car, the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider gets dual front racing seats which can be traded as lightweight carbon fiber seats, similar to the ones we saw on the McLaren Senna. The limited scope of convenience is provided by a dual-zone air-conditioning (which is optional) tilt and telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a retractable hardtop.

Models

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder

Seating capacity

2

2

2

2

Front row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) inches

36.2/53.4/43.9

32.5/52.4/NA

39.5/58.4/NA

38.5/55.1/N/A

Cargo capacity (Cubic feet)

5.3

N/A

5.8

8.0

With space for two, the front seats on a McLaren 600LT are offered not just for comfort but to keep in your spot safely while hyper riding. The rivals use the same strategy, however in a simpler fashion with limited carbon fiber. McLaren has even eliminated the floor mats, air-conditioning, navigation and shed the weight.

As it is a convertible, you have unlimited headroom, a decent shoulder room, and great legroom. There are interior color options such as Jet black and Carbon black which can be paired with Blue, Red, Gray, and Graphite color options. You can avail of interior packages such as Carbon fiber interior package and luxury package.

Other than that, the sharp edges of the lightweight 600LT won't offer much space. You are left with just 5.3 cubic feet of trunk space. For a mid-engined car, the cargo isn't the trunk, it is under the hood at the front, thus limited space. As compared with the rivals, the 600LT has a bigger trunk than the Huracan here the R8 has much better trunk space. Some Highlight Interior features:

  • Track focused cockpit
  • Raw carbon fiber interior shell
  • Lightweight carbon fiber seats
  • Alcantara and Suede trim
  • Retractable hardtop
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel
  • All digital gauge cluster

What's there to keep you entertained?

There's a center-mounted infotainment screen powered by McLaren IRIS. It is a 7-inch touch screen integrated with a navigation system and a vertical interface. The infotainment isn't as promising as it seems. Yet you get certain features to keep you connected. You can choose between SiriusXM radio or DAB radio. Moreover, you have smart device integration, Bluetooth audio and connectivity, integrated apps, voice activation, USB connectivity, and a WiFi hotspot as well.

The infotainment is paired with a McLaren 4 speakers audio system with McLaren Track Telemetry. You can avail the surround sound system that includes 12 premium speakers by Bowers and Wilkins. A satellite navigation system can be your travel assistance. Highlighting infotainment features in the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider are:

  • McLaren IRIS
  • SiriusXM or DAB radio
  • Bluetooth audio and connectivity
  • Integrated apps
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Satellite navigation system
  • 12 speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system

2020 Mclaren 600LT Exterior

9.0/10

McLaren cars offer the most practical yet eye-popping exterior design in the whole industry. The result produces cutting-edge accuracy in the aerodynamics of the car that serves its main purpose of track performance. The monocoque structure is crafted with carbon fiber that keeps the 600LT light and crisp to deliver exhilarating performance. 

To make it distinct from the 570S, McLaren has used much better aerodynamics that adds to both looks and aero management of the car. The carbon fiber components start with the front where you have an aggressive front splitter, stylish side sills, and extended side intakes mounted on the doors. The full LED headlamps are a signature touch by McLaren.

2020 Mclaren 600LT Spider 

At the rear, there's an engine bay window glass that displays the heart underneath that comes to life with colored LED lights. McLaren nailed it by placing the massive dual-tip exhausts (made out of lightweight titanium) atop the tail whose exit angle is optimized to work with the carbon fiber wing spoiler to ensure better cooling, revving, and performance.

The rear diffusers cover the whole back to the signature LED tail lamps. As it is all about weight, we have lightweight front 19" and rear 20" alloy wheels. Wrapped around them is the teamwork of McLaren and Pirelli, a set of performance P Zero Trofeo R tires that are available with the sport series for the first-ever on the 600LT.

Models

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder

Curb weight (lbs)

2859 lb.

3340 lb.

3746 lb.

3572 lb.

Length (inches)

181.3

175.6

179.7

174.3

Width (inches)

76

76.1

79.0

76.4

Height (inches)

47.1

45.9

49.4

49.0

Ground clearance (inches)

3.2

3.5

3.7

4.5

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

103.1

103.5

104.3

There's no competition from McLaren in terms of making the lightest sports cars in the whole segment. As McLaren is the only brand that uses carbon fiber structures, the 600LT only weighs 2859 lbs even after having the biggest bodily dimensions. The Huracan EVO weighs around 500 lbs more than the 600 LT.

The AMG GT R Roadster and R8 Performance Spyder add a lot more weight. In terms of length, width, and even height, the McLaren 600LT is the biggest of all. However, it is a low rider with its 3.2-inch ground clearance. As it rides on a wide wheelbase, the balance and handling are some of the best. Some of the highlight Exterior features:

  • Optimized aerodynamics
  • Carbon fiber components
  • LED headlamps
  • Engine bay window glass
  • Lightweight top-mounted titanium exhausts
  • Extended side intakes
  • Carbon fiber spoiler
  • Signature LED tail lamps
  • Massive rear diffuser

2020 Mclaren 600LT Safety

Yes, McLaren makes the lightest supercars in the whole industry. But it doesn't mean they aren't safe. The carbon fiber might not contribute much to the weight but does add immense strength to the structure. With the Monocell II, the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider gets rigidity, handling, agility as well as comfort. You can count on the structure for your safety.

With a lot of reduction of weight, McLaren has also reduced the number of safety and driver assistance features with the 2020 600LT. The safety is limited to the dual front, side, and knee airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, tire pressure warning, roll stability control, front and rear parking sensors, and a backup camera that's good enough for track racing. Highlighting Safety features:

  • Carbon fiber monocell II
  • Roll stability control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Self-Leveling Headlights
  • Advanced airbags

2020 Mclaren 600LT Competition

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider vs 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

The McLaren 600LT is a whole new level of track performance. With its turbocharged V8, the 600LT is capable of doing wonders. The lightweight carbon-fiber structure brings alive the full potential of the car with better handling and agility. The Lamborghini Huracan EVO is the closest rival to the 600LT with better power output from its NA engine. However, this McLaren can outperform the Huracan with its lightweight and agile chassis. Regardless, at similar prices, both of these options can make enthusiasts equally excited.

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

The recently debuted McLaren 600LT Spider is competing with Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Roadster, a phenomenal performance car. Both the cars offer similar packages where the 600LT is ahead with its carbon fiber construction and minimal instrumentation to devote its attention towards the track. Thus it can take down the AMG GT R with its lighter weight and that too with a huge margin.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider vs 2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder

The McLaren 600LT makes good use of technology in delivering an unmatchable performance with optimum accuracy by keeping the weight figures low and allowing the performance figures to rise. As the inspiration is taken from high-end siblings, the 600LT rides on a whole other level. On the other hand, we have the Audi R8 V10 Performance that is one of the best entry-level supercars with its comfort, handling, performance, convenience, and all for $208,100. At a higher price, the 600LT adds better performance and exclusivity.

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Spyder

 

2020 Mclaren 600LT Final Verdict

McLaren did a great job with the 600LT as it bridges the gap between its Sport series and the Ultimate series cars. The talk of the town is its lightweight carbon fiber structure which is lighter than any other car in the segment. The weight reduction process may not suit everybody as McLaren has taken out the basic convenience features.

The unmistakable performance of the McLaren 600LT will make your thrill shoot out of the convertible top as there is not a single aspect that McLaren hasn't thought of. The design looks heavenly with all that carbon fiber treatment that adds up to the aerodynamics of the car. It looks like McLaren has put steroids on the 570S to transform it into an untamable beast.

The lightweight philosophy is not limited to the structure as the naked carbon fiber shell cabin is a significant contributor to the 600LT's acceleration. With satisfactory comfort levels and a track-focused cockpit, you will be seeing the true colors of McLaren that screams performance. For a price of $256,500, the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider is a fascinating piece of engineering.

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