600LT v 720S

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cardigankid

8,703 posts

193 months

Friday 28th February 2020
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OK, guys.

If I were considering McLaren ownership, having read the above thread, the options are 600LT (still just possible to pick up a new one from stock) or wait for the LT version of the 720S.

What do you advise?

davek_964

7,834 posts

156 months

Friday 28th February 2020
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cardigankid said:
OK, guys.

If I were considering McLaren ownership, having read the above thread, the options are 600LT (still just possible to pick up a new one from stock) or wait for the LT version of the 720S.

What do you advise?
If the price difference doesn't bother you, I think it would be a fairly easy choice.

r o n n i e

298 posts

157 months

Friday 28th February 2020
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cardigankid said:
OK, guys.

If I were considering McLaren ownership, having read the above thread, the options are 600LT (still just possible to pick up a new one from stock) or wait for the LT version of the 720S.

What do you advise?
Not long now to the official debut for the 765LT.

I’m sure it will be immense!

WCZ

9,569 posts

175 months

Friday 28th February 2020
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r o n n i e said:
Not long now to the official debut for the 765LT.

I’m sure it will be immense!
no geneva this year so will it just be shown online etc?

anonymous-user

35 months

Friday 28th February 2020
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cardigankid said:
OK, guys.

If I were considering McLaren ownership, having read the above thread, the options are 600LT (still just possible to pick up a new one from stock) or wait for the LT version of the 720S.

What do you advise?
I suspect that by the time all the necessary options are ticked, you will be looking at shelling out in the region of £400K for a well specced 765LT. If you can justify double the price difference, go for it.

JPCGT

193 posts

126 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Whats the general consensus.........Will the 765LT be freely available to order from McLaren dealers without any previous McLaren ownership/buying history ?

AndrewD

7,303 posts

265 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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JPCGT said:
Whats the general consensus.........Will the 765LT be freely available to order from McLaren dealers without any previous McLaren ownership/buying history ?
After maybe an initial rush, I am sure anybody will have no trouble getting one, which is just as it should be.

Especially if they are near to 400k for a decent spec, in which case I personally will pass.

LordOfTheManor

1,220 posts

92 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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I've got my name down for one. BUT! at 400k it;s something that isn't going to be of interest

PS2018

323 posts

54 months

Monday 2nd March 2020
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mclaren launching another new car tomorrow?

WCZ

9,569 posts

175 months

Monday 2nd March 2020
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JPCGT said:
Whats the general consensus.........Will the 765LT be freely available to order from McLaren dealers without any previous McLaren ownership/buying history ?
yes, no problems.

at £400k I'd just wait a year and get a Senna though after they depreciate further

(unless it has Senna beating performance, which is unlikely)

anonymous-user

35 months

Monday 2nd March 2020
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LordOfTheManor said:
I've got my name down for one. BUT! at 400k it;s something that isn't going to be of interest
It was just a guess on my part.

anonymous-user

35 months

Monday 2nd March 2020
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PS2018 said:
mclaren launching another new car tomorrow?
Yes, see here > https://cars.mclaren.com/en/mclaren-motor-show-202...

cardigankid

8,703 posts

193 months

Saturday 7th March 2020
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765LT now launched, just as you suggested. That looks like the cats pyjamas.

cardigankid

8,703 posts

193 months

Saturday 21st March 2020
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ferdi p said:
Thank you, very informative...

I'm no mathematician but I'll show you how I work it out:

A. Buy 75k car with... 10k deposit, 24x1000 + 50k GFV = 84k ... or hand it back & the car cost 34k to own over the 2yr period.

B. Buy 75k car with cash, car worth 36k after 2yrs & so costing 39k to own over the same 2yr period.

Of course this is a very simplistic way of looking at it but many will be working it out this way. They will use current depreciation levels to estimate the future value.

I'm absolutely sure both McLaren & the finance company are making money just like DFS are ever time they sell a sofa with 0% interest over 50 years! smile

I'm also genuinely convinced that some of the new car finance deals being offered by McLaren will work out cheaper than buying with cash.
My philosophy on this generally is buy the £75k car for £36k at the end of the two years, and enjoy it for ten, at the end of which, if it’s the right car and has been looked after, it’s probably still worth £15k. The question is whether this works on McLaren. Plainly £75k is just a notional figure used for the exercise. You are not going to buy a McLaren for £75k. On a new car purchase it’s about how cheap you can buy, how much deposit can you put down and what’s the lowest rate you can borrow at. I agree, the manufacturer and finance house are always going to make a pile, but we don’t have access to their cost information. For sure, it’s not always the old David Brown story.

F1BHP

138 posts

91 months

Sunday 5th April 2020
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I would highly recommend the 675lt. You will not find many people who would argue against the fact that it will be a future classic and will (at the current prices) hold its value very well.
It is a great car for road and track and will never get boring.
If you are looking for holding 2 years then some kind of finance with a limited downside on a 2018 or 2019 car would be a good idea but if you are interested in a longer term ownership the. The 675lt is a no brainer.
I am biased as I own 2 675LTS at the moment and would probably pick up a coupe at the right price but I do think it is still (even with the 765) the pick of the McLaren range for value for money and longer term ownership proposition.

Crazy4557

601 posts

175 months

Sunday 5th April 2020
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F1BHP said:
I would highly recommend the 675lt. You will not find many people who would argue against the fact that it will be a future classic and will (at the current prices) hold its value very well.
It is a great car for road and track and will never get boring.
If you are looking for holding 2 years then some kind of finance with a limited downside on a 2018 or 2019 car would be a good idea but if you are interested in a longer term ownership the. The 675lt is a no brainer.
I am biased as I own 2 675LTS at the moment and would probably pick up a coupe at the right price but I do think it is still (even with the 765) the pick of the McLaren range for value for money and longer term ownership proposition.
I don't think there are any 2018 or 2019 year 675's? Last cars registered early 2017 or thereabouts.

F1BHP

138 posts

91 months

Sunday 5th April 2020
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Crazy4557 said:
I don't think there are any 2018 or 2019 year 675's? Last cars registered early 2017 or thereabouts.
I was referring to any other car he was considering on finance not the 675lt

matrignano

3,667 posts

191 months

Sunday 18th September
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Reviving an old thread as drove both back to back yesterday. Well except the 600LT shat its pants 5 minutes into the test drive and went into limp mode hehe

Values have gone up for both and they now sit at 140-150 and 170k starting prices respectively, so people who would have bought used pre pandemic would have done fairly well!

Where do we think values will go from here?


justin220

4,848 posts

185 months

Sunday 18th September
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How did you find the cars?

I think the whole market will soften, with winter, cost of living, thoughts of a recession.. although no new cars really coming out and supply being fairly limited might help somewhat

matrignano

3,667 posts

191 months

Sunday 18th September
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Can’t really say much about the 600LT.
Felt like more of an “event”, on startup the whole thing is so loud and on the move it really feels alive, yet the suspension was relatively supple (more than 720S in comfort).
Engine in limp mode wouldn’t rev past 5k and was very gutless, so no opinions there.

720s is an absolute beast! 200hp more than anything I’ve ever driven before, you really have to recalibrate your senses in it. Suspension a tad firmer despite the hydraulic system, but overall seems like much more liveable as a “daily”.
I’d just come from trying a f12 before it and you can tell the 720S is two or three generations ahead in chassis tech. Shame about the lack of V12 revving to 8500rpm though

Tough choices.
720S came out as a clear winner yesterday but I don’t know if I could live with it as an only car in central London…