McLaren's 600LT Spider is a peerless supercar

GQ - 02-20


The eldritch bark that signals the starting procedure of the McLaren 600LT Spider is accompanied by the imaginary chords of Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone. GQ is outside Phoenix, Arizona, where F-16s and stealth F-35 fighters are blasting off the Luke Air Force Base runway right next to our rented race track. The noise of the jets is awesome, especially as we have no roof. The McLaren has competition in the audio-stakes, but in terms of speed and manoeuvrability it more than holds its own. Will it shake off any rival car’s missile lock? Time for a classified debrief.