McLaren Help..

McLaren Help..

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justin220

4,458 posts

162 months

Friday 26th June
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weebaws said:
Have any owners on here used a child seat in their Mclaren?

Son is 4 and keen to come out in the car but not sure if it's possible?
My boy is just coming up for 1 and seems to love it. I think he likes being beside someone rather than being in the back of a car

650spider

1,227 posts

129 months

Friday 26th June
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weebaws said:
Have any owners on here used a child seat in their Mclaren?

Son is 4 and keen to come out in the car but not sure if it's possible?
Great username!

As others haves said, lightweight car seats fit in the sculptured seats perfectly...both my young ones love cutting about in the Mac...especially when it comes tp the theatre doors...

weebaws

188 posts

163 months

Friday 26th June
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Sounds great, thanks. What brand seats are you guys using?

I had a britax advansafix in the 911 but that's isofix so don't think that will do.


scotty1

469 posts

174 months

Saturday 27th June
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Hi,

thanks for taking the time to respond to queries.

Do you or anyone know the true number of 600LTs made. I was told approx 175 coupes and 175 spiders in right hand drive globally. But then how many left handers for Europe and the rest of the world.

cheers

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Saturday 27th June
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scotty1 said:
Hi,

thanks for taking the time to respond to queries.

Do you or anyone know the true number of 600LTs made. I was told approx 175 coupes and 175 spiders in right hand drive globally. But then how many left handers for Europe and the rest of the world.

cheers
I couldn't honestly tell you a true number, however, knowing what allocations were given to UK dealers, i would suggest the number are much higher than what you have been told. I would say they are closer to 6-700 of each, worldwide.

Bertrum

428 posts

181 months

Monday 29th June
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TB993tt said:
TB993tt said:
Welcome to the forum.

Can you tell me the spec of the 720S which is supposed to weigh 1420kg DIN

Does it have F & R parking sensors ?
Does it have alarm and tracker ?
Palladium or CF bits ?
which seats ?
presume 10 spoke super lightweight wheels ?
Glass door tops or CF ?
Which exhaust ?

TIA
Did you get anywhere with this ?
Ex McLaren here, weight will be the standard car, so no options, also no carbon options as most are heavier than the standard ‘plastic’.

All of the demo cars would be optioned so expected to be heavier. Good luck finding a totally standard one to check.

PushedDover

2,038 posts

11 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Bertrum said:
Ex McLaren here, weight will be the standard car, so no options, also no carbon options as most are heavier than the standard ‘plastic’.

All of the demo cars would be optioned so expected to be heavier. Good luck finding a totally standard one to check.
Wait, what?
is that the case ?

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Bertrum said:
Ex McLaren here, weight will be the standard car, so no options, also no carbon options as most are heavier than the standard ‘plastic’.

All of the demo cars would be optioned so expected to be heavier. Good luck finding a totally standard one to check.
So does "standard car" mean cast wheels ? that's +10kg compared to the optional 10 spoke Super Lightweight wheels

Carbon options are NOT heavier than standard plastic, I've personally weighed them back to back and the front splitter, eye intakes, side spoiler vents, aerobridges, rear bumper and diffuser saves 5.74kg CF vs Palladium plastic.

Mclaren say the car should weigh 1419kg DIN so I'm going to estimate add in (or take away) extras in my car below

Standard car spec compared to mine.
Non electric seats 0kg
Non electric steering column 0kg
No lift +3kg
Standard Stereo 0kg
Cast wheels -10kg
bare Alcantara int (vs by design) +2kg
No luggage Net +0.5kg
No alarm +1kg
No floor mats +0.5kg
No tracker +0.5kg
No parking stuff +1kg
Standard exhaust 0kg
PPF +1.5kg
Glass roof +3kg
Engine bay light +0.5kg
Painted calipers +0.5kg

Total +4kg

So my car should be weighing in at 1423kg if what you say is true right ?

Mine actually weighs 1459.5kg DIN in the above spec, any ideas ?

Thanks for your input BTW.







Edited by TB993tt on Tuesday 30th June 11:21

Gnevans

20 posts

80 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Petrol weighs 775 g per litre. 72 litres is 54 kg.

CharlesElliott

452 posts

240 months

Tuesday 30th June
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DIN weight includes a 90% full fuel tank though.

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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CharlesElliott said:
DIN weight includes a 90% full fuel tank though.
That's it although it is hard to know if you've got 90% so I brim and drive the 2 miles to weighing so a kg or so tolerance there.

Rocketreid

308 posts

30 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Mines in at 1,442 kg, with 3/4 tank

Has B&W, electric seats, PPF, Tracker, spacers, but has mostly carbon elsewhere, except roof, bonnet and aero brake, also has Superlights/Corsas

If seats and B&W etc are taken out I guess it would get well below 1,430 but not with 90% tank

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Rocketreid said:
Mines in at 1,442 kg, with 3/4 tank

Has B&W, electric seats, PPF, Tracker, spacers, but has mostly carbon elsewhere, except roof, bonnet and aero brake, also has Superlights/Corsas

If seats and B&W etc are taken out I guess it would get well below 1,430 but not with 90% tank
Rocket, compared to mine at 1454kg with CF exterior bits, your seats are about +11kg the pair compared to non electric see link below (the electric seat are leather in the link so I've adjusted so it's alcantara v alcantara)
https://www.mclarenlife.com/threads/dropping-weigh...

Your B&W is what,+ 2 extra kg ?

Your Corsas probably save 2kg

So you should be 11kg heavier than mine so 1465kg which is 23kg or 30l of fuel which is maybe feasible with the "tolerance" of the fuel gauge.

mikey k

12,722 posts

174 months

Tuesday 30th June
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PushedDover said:
Bertrum said:
Ex McLaren here, weight will be the standard car, so no options, also no carbon options as most are heavier than the standard ‘plastic’.

All of the demo cars would be optioned so expected to be heavier. Good luck finding a totally standard one to check.
Wait, what?
is that the case ?
Dirty little secret of the car industry that!
Most CF you see is a veneer on a composite or plastic substrate to enable them to extra some more coin from.
It is heavier than a full autoclaved CF piece.
All CF is not what it seems wink

PushedDover

2,038 posts

11 months

Tuesday 30th June
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For my benefit - is there so
Ethi gni am missing on the importance of the weight aspects being discussed above ?
Is this a legislation or a track class thing ?
It seems to be the finite end of the fun scale to worry about 1% of a cars weight.
Does one weigh / calculate the big and fly collection on the car whilst in use, or the PPF it gathers on ?

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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mikey k said:
Dirty little secret of the car industry that!
Most CF you see is a veneer on a composite or plastic substrate to enable them to extra some more coin from.
It is heavier than a full autoclaved CF piece.
All CF is not what it seems wink
Errr....... well Mclaren CF parts are lighter than Mclaren palladium plastic parts, I've weighed them. If you want to know specific differences please ask.

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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PushedDover said:
For my benefit - is there so
Ethi gni am missing on the importance of the weight aspects being discussed above ?
Is this a legislation or a track class thing ?
It seems to be the finite end of the fun scale to worry about 1% of a cars weight.
Does one weigh / calculate the big and fly collection on the car whilst in use, or the PPF it gathers on ?
Mate, it's pure pedantry anorakism combined with not liking being lied to......most manufacturers lie about this but I hoped Mclaren would be different, like you say 1 or 2% makes F all difference smile

Ferruccio

1,315 posts

77 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Easiest, cheapest way to lose 5-10kg is to eat less!

This equation is especially true as regards motorbikes and bicycles.

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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Ferruccio said:
Easiest, cheapest way to lose 5-10kg is to eat less!

This equation is especially true as regards motorbikes and bicycles.
This is usually the line trotted out by our American fiends, not everyone is a powerfully built company director/semi obese flash supercar owning stereotype. I don't have 5kg to lose hehe

Ferruccio

1,315 posts

77 months

Tuesday 30th June
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TB993tt said:
Ferruccio said:
Easiest, cheapest way to lose 5-10kg is to eat less!

This equation is especially true as regards motorbikes and bicycles.
This is usually the line trotted out by our American fiends, not everyone is a powerfully built company director/semi obese flash supercar owning stereotype. I don't have 5kg to lose hehe
Please provide photo with a large packet of chocolate biscuits.