It’s been barely a month since we witnessed the arrival of the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider. So, imagine our surprise to discover the existence of the 2019 HPE800 McLaren 600LT by Hennessy Performance. Everyone is aware that the stock model is nothing short of a beast, but upgrades are always exciting. Therefore, let’s go on a tour to explore the changes that elevate the everything the supercar has to offer.
Just like in recipes, adding some special sauce can really enhance the flavor. Essentially, we are referring to a bump in power. As such, the existing 592-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine gets a significant nudge up to 800 hp. This project is far from the insane overkill of the 2,000-hp 2005 Ford GT from the folks over at Heffner Performance. We still can’t fathom how the staggering number of ponies under the hood can still make it a street-legal ride. Nevertheless, let’s get back to what makes this British number so special.
While details surrounding its upgrades are scarce, sources claim that the existing carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis is now lighter. Experts from Hennessey Performance wants to make the 2019 HPE800 McLaren 600LT ready for the track and at home on the streets. Given that the stock vehicle is already a masterpiece of design, it’s good to see minimal changes to its appearance. Aesthetic-wise, the exterior is immediately recognizable as the latest longtail. Likewise, the cabin flaunts plush Alcantara upholstery that oozes opulence all the way. We can’t wait to learn more about this custom in the future.
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