Subtle exterior upgrades come with an 88-horsepower boost to the supercar’s twin-turbo V8.
The McLaren 720S is the darling of the supercar world right now with its ability to out-accelerate just about everything. German tuner Novitec wants to remind the world that the 600LT is a delectable machine as well, and to make that happen it’s fitted the Longtail with some subtle aero tweaks. More importantly, it receives a power boost beneath the bodywork to give the 600LT a fighting chance against its hyperactive sibling.
Specifically, Novitec attacks the 600LT’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and offers three different tuning setups that range from mild to wild. The first two are entirely electronic in nature, but the third includes fresh engine mapping along with a Novitec high-performance exhaust upgrade. This range-topping tune is called Performance Stage 2, and it boosts the 600LT to 688 horsepower (506 kilowatts) at a whopping 7,450 RPM.
According to Novitec, that’s enough to send the 600LT from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph). Admittedly, those performance figures are only slight improvements over the stock 600LT, but we suspect the extra power is readily apparent on a track where you’re sprinting from corner to corner. Speaking of which, Novitec also fits its 600LT with a set of sport springs that drop the supercar 30 millimeters (1.2 inches) all around. A range of Vossen wheels are available, using a staggered setup with 20-inchers in front and 21-inch-diameter rims at the back.
Exterior enhancements are tastefully mild. Up front is a Novitec hood for the front cargo space that adds distinctive aggression to the supercar’s nose. At the rear, Novitec offers a two-piece carbon airbox that helps feed cool air to the tuned mill. Inside, 600LT owners can choose from a variety of Alcantara and leather options to spec-up the greenhouse however they like.
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