The 600LT Spider

The 600LT Spider

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Streetrod

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6,406 posts

151 months

Wednesday 9th January
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So it appears Mclaren are going to announce the 600LT Spider on the 16th Jan

Beefmeister

15,365 posts

175 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Yup. Seems a little soon to me, but hey ho.

garyhun

27,402 posts

173 months

Wednesday 9th January
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It’s not like the days of the 675LT when there was going to be no spider variant.

What I wonder about is why bother with the coupe? Unless you prefer it’s more pure lines without the shut lines of course because it’s not like it suffers rigidity issues. smile

theRossatron

890 posts

177 months

Wednesday 9th January
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garyhun said:
It’s not like the days of the 675LT when there was going to be no spider variant.

What I wonder about is why bother with the coupe? Unless you prefer it’s more pure lines without the shut lines of course because it’s not like it suffers rigidity issues. smile
Rigidity issues aside, you're still going to have a car with a 50KG weight penalty where its USP is its 100KG weight saving. I guess its WEIGHing up the pros and cons but I see an argument for both.

garyhun

27,402 posts

173 months

Wednesday 9th January
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theRossatron said:
garyhun said:
It’s not like the days of the 675LT when there was going to be no spider variant.

What I wonder about is why bother with the coupe? Unless you prefer it’s more pure lines without the shut lines of course because it’s not like it suffers rigidity issues. smile
Rigidity issues aside, you're still going to have a car with a 50KG weight penalty where its USP is its 100KG weight saving. I guess its WEIGHing up the pros and cons but I see an argument for both.
You make a good point! I’d completely forgotten about the weight smile

MDL111

3,762 posts

122 months

Wednesday 9th January
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prefer the lines, but also feel much safer in a coupe

TP321

1,132 posts

143 months

Wednesday 9th January
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theRossatron said:
Rigidity issues aside, you're still going to have a car with a 50KG weight penalty where its USP is its 100KG weight saving. I guess its WEIGHing up the pros and cons but I see an argument for both.
Easy...just eat less sweets wink

theRossatron

890 posts

177 months

Thursday 10th January
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TP321 said:
Easy...just eat less sweets wink
That would be a LOT of sweets biggrin

bertie

8,052 posts

229 months

Thursday 10th January
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That I do believe is Napier green and is the colour mine is going to be, although when I specced it I had no idea that might be the launch colour, I just loved it.

Roll on April...

LotusJas

840 posts

176 months

Thursday 10th January
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If anyone is buying any LT for track or outright performance, they would always buy the coupe of course.

However, I can see one HUGE advantage of the 600LT as a Spider…. just imagine those flames and exhaust noise behind your head....AWESOME!

Sarnie

6,174 posts

154 months

Thursday 10th January
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bertie said:
That I do believe is Napier green and is the colour mine is going to be, although when I specced it I had no idea that might be the launch colour, I just loved it.

Roll on April...
It will be awesome Bertie........love my Napier!!




Edited by Sarnie on Friday 11th January 00:04

r o n n i e

26 posts

121 months

Saturday 12th January
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And so ends the production cycle of the 600LT coupe :_(

Great cars. So raw and direct. Amazing to drive.

Beefmeister

15,365 posts

175 months

Saturday 12th January
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r o n n i e said:
And so ends the production cycle of the 600LT coupe :_(

Great cars. So raw and direct. Amazing to drive.
I don’t think that’s the case. I think the two are being produced concurrently

BoxerF50

692 posts

136 months

Sunday 3rd February
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I recently spent several days with a 600LT. Really enjoyed it.

bertie

8,052 posts

229 months

Sunday 3rd February
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Beefmeister said:
r o n n i e said:
And so ends the production cycle of the 600LT coupe :_(

Great cars. So raw and direct. Amazing to drive.
I don’t think that’s the case. I think the two are being produced concurrently
Yes I believe so also

Purple Man

45 posts

18 months

Sunday 3rd February
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I thought they said 6 months of 600LT coupe then 6 months of spider, then a last 6 months of both, where they can produce whatever sold the best.
I think the coupe will be the better seller, as the car is all about track performance, which leads me on to say, it seems funny that the couple of 600LT cars that I have seen already do not have a track specification, ie, senna seats and harness's.

But I must say, in the flesh, they look very purposeful. Maybe even enough to make GT3RS owners quiver!!

BoxerF50

692 posts

136 months

Sunday 3rd February
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Purple Man said:
I thought they said 6 months of 600LT coupe then 6 months of spider, then a last 6 months of both, where they can produce whatever sold the best.
I think the coupe will be the better seller, as the car is all about track performance, which leads me on to say, it seems funny that the couple of 600LT cars that I have seen already do not have a track specification, ie, senna seats and harness's.

But I must say, in the flesh, they look very purposeful. Maybe even enough to make GT3RS owners quiver!!
If you are looking for a car to track, I would get a used 675LT. Similar price and different level of performance.

bertie

8,052 posts

229 months

Monday 4th February
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BoxerF50 said:
If you are looking for a car to track, I would get a used 675LT. Similar price and different level of performance.
Do I not recall that the 600LT was quicker on track than 675LT according to Mclaren themselves?

garyhun

27,402 posts

173 months

Monday 4th February
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bertie said:
BoxerF50 said:
If you are looking for a car to track, I would get a used 675LT. Similar price and different level of performance.
Do I not recall that the 600LT was quicker on track than 675LT according to Mclaren themselves?
I would guess that the active aero of the 675 will be quite a differentiator on track.

bertie

8,052 posts

229 months

Monday 4th February
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garyhun said:
bertie said:
BoxerF50 said:
If you are looking for a car to track, I would get a used 675LT. Similar price and different level of performance.
Do I not recall that the 600LT was quicker on track than 675LT according to Mclaren themselves?
I would guess that the active aero of the 675 will be quite a differentiator on track.
Quote from Autocar ...

“McLaren 600LT is faster than 488 GTB, plus exclusive pictures
New Longtail model can also beat its higher-ranking sibling, the 675LT, on some tracks; it's taken to the Goodwood hillclimb for its first outing”