McLaren Madness: One Thousand Horsepower

We all know that McLaren is a car company that makes good looking cars. Well, for some people. I’m not a fan of any of their cars other than the MP4-12C. And we all know that the 600LT is a fast little bugger.

But what happens when you give Hennessey, a company known for creating one-off cars that break records? Well, you simply get a 600LT hypercar with 1,000 horsepower. Yep, that’s right, folks. That’s one with three zeros on it.

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Make no mistake, the 600LT is one helluva car and looks somewhat stunning; sort of like Lady Gaga going through the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show in a bikini.

However, there isn’t just one model the company is offering because my agents tell me that there’s three, repeat, three cars that Hennessey is modifying. They offer 700 and 800 horsepower along with the thousand horsepower monster.

If that’s not going to give you any chills down your spine, I don’t know what will.

To give you a bit of the madness the three cars offer, I have to be a bit boring. The 700 HP variant can do naught to sixty in just 2.6 seconds; 0.3 seconds faster than a base 600LT. The 800 HP variant can do it in 2.4 seconds but the 1000 HP variant does it in, get this, 2.1 seconds.

That 2.1 seconds is Formula One territory, for those of you who don’t know. And these aren’t one-offs like what most people think. They are actual packages each customer can avail should they choose. The 700 costs $18,000, 800 costs $35,000 and the 1000 costs $100,000.

Do I think it’s worth it?Yes , if you had the money buy the packages. Why would you not upgrade your base Mclaren by a reputable record-breaking company?

I would.

Reference: Hennessey cranks McLaren 600LT to 1,000 horsepower