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What’s this? Our first taste of the McLaren 600LT. There’s something so exciting about this car, so rich in potential. Why is that? Well, here’s a few reasons: the first LT, the 675LT, was an utter belter (my favourite McLaren road car of the modern era), the 570S this is based on is already a complete honey and as a concept it’s easy to get your head around because it’s not too complex. Now, I want to concentrate on giving you a flavour of what it’s like to drive the 600LT, so if you want to know more about the technical details, let me point you in the direction of Paul Horrell’s superb piece. In short, here are some highlights: £185,500, 205mph, 23 per cent new parts, 96kg lighter than a 570S (1,247kg dry), faster lapping than the 675LT and 0-124mph in 8.2secs (we’ve timed a 720S at 7.4, a 570S at 8.7secs). Does it feel faster? Wrong phraseology – it feels more urgent. Much. I haven’t yet had the chance to dig into exactly what has been done to the engine, but throttle response, turbo lag, the way the revs flare and die when you blip the pedal, the noise it makes… this all speaks of considerable engineering focus.