McLaren’s illustrious hypercars sometimes bears a ‘Longtail’ (LT) designation, derived quite literally from the longer bodies the early F1 GTRs took on to retain their racing edge. The performance-focused line features beautiful cars, the fourth variant of which dropped by Singapore last year.

Well, it’s certainly attracted the attention of American tuning company Hennessey, who’ve been in the business of introducing programmes to tune up the fanciest cars for years.

The hypercar’s been tricked out with an additional 800 horsepower – a total of 208 up on the original 592. This comes with significant weight shedding and handling improvements under the hood.

There appear, too, to be some mild alterations within the car that will set it apart from the vanilla 600LT. Hennessey will also install upgraded twin turbos, high-flow filters and wastegates and a stainless steel exhaust, among other improvements.

Word is that the company’s taking lessons that’ll strengthen the design of the Hennessey Venom F5  – the first vehicle to be developed and manufactured in-house from the company. That one’s named after the fastest class of tornado on the Fujita scale rating tornado intensity. Neat.

 

written by.
Xiangjun Liao
XJ is the associate digital editor and works the F&B, tech, watch and motoring beats. Correspondingly, he's an alcoholic carnivore with a boyish fascination for all things mechanical. No prizes for guessing which Jaguar he wishes to commandeer.

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