Mclaren 600LT

KISSED BY LE MANS

Wheels (Australia) - - Feature / Great Tv8s -

Mclaren’s 90-de­gree, flat-plane V8 ar­chi­tec­ture orig­i­nates from Nis­san’s VRH35L en­gine from the R390 GT1 race­car used in the com­pany’s 1997 Le Mans cam­paign. But the en­gine was so com­pletely re­worked by UK en­gi­neer­ing heavy­weight Ri­cardo for Mclaren’s road-car ap­pli­ca­tion to be­come the M838T, that vir­tu­ally ev­ery com­po­nent is spe­cific to the Wok­ing sports car man­u­fac­turer. Hits its peak at 4.0-litres in the Senna, where it makes 597kw/800nm.

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