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Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

Saturday 5th June
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AndrewD said:
Thanks folks, lots of love for 675 on here and deservedly so!

Fezza, Alastair has a napier green spider I am sure you know about. I think that’s a stunning colour. If he is looking around for you, no doubt he will find something.
Thanks Andrew, I've seen that one and whilst I like the colour the fact its had replacement seats and now has a mix of leather dash and alcantara buckets makes me nervous. Also those multi spoke wheels would be a right pain to clean and I'm not sold on them. I much prefer the 10 spokes TBH.
Price seems top end as well given the above comments.
Not got my head round some of the price disparities with these cars but I guess they are spec and colour sensitive with white ones being cheaper ??

Roof scoop cars are well rare so must command a hefty premium but really make the coupe IMHO

AndrewD

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7,230 posts

250 months

Sunday 6th June
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Fezzamania said:
Thanks Andrew, I've seen that one and whilst I like the colour the fact its had replacement seats and now has a mix of leather dash and alcantara buckets makes me nervous. Also those multi spoke wheels would be a right pain to clean and I'm not sold on them. I much prefer the 10 spokes TBH.
Price seems top end as well given the above comments.
Not got my head round some of the price disparities with these cars but I guess they are spec and colour sensitive with white ones being cheaper ??

Roof scoop cars are well rare so must command a hefty premium but really make the coupe IMHO
Ahh I can understand your reservations, didn’t realise seats had been changed. When I was looking, it was originally for a spider and I also saw a range of prices though there were/are so few for sale.

Bispal

973 posts

117 months

Monday 7th June
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AndrewD said:
I am blown away by it so far, and certainly it feels a lot more “grown up” than my 600LT spider. Faster, with even better steering, but a car that you need to be fully awake to drive fast; it sniffs out ruts and cambers especially on the Cup2’s my car has
Congratulations Andrew, your car looks stunning, a rare spec! I changed the Trofeo's on mine for MPS4S and I have no issues with ruts and cambers so I think a tyre change may help there? My Exige 430CUP has Cup 2's and it also 'sniffs out ruts & cambers' How wide are your fronts? Should be 235 on front but many fit 245, only due to availability, so if they are wider that may exaggerate the issue too?

Have you tired the game changing set up that some new owners don't know about? Car needs to be in sport / sport (at least) then one press of the ESC button and you will see 'ESC DYN' come up on the instrument binnacle. This stops any torque limiting and the acceleration goes up to another level. Only in the dry with warm tyres of course but it makes a very big difference as you don't get any small ESC interventions and full torque but you still have a safety net there.

The grip and turn in on a 675LT is like nothing else I have ever driven and combined with the perfect steering and amazing vision makes the car feel like a well built luxurious Elise with a missile strapped to the back (in other words perfect). Have fun in ESC DYN and hope to cross paths soon.


AndrewD

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7,230 posts

250 months

Monday 7th June
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Bispal said:
Congratulations Andrew, your car looks stunning, a rare spec! I changed the Trofeo's on mine for MPS4S and I have no issues with ruts and cambers so I think a tyre change may help there? My Exige 430CUP has Cup 2's and it also 'sniffs out ruts & cambers' How wide are your fronts? Should be 235 on front but many fit 245, only due to availability, so if they are wider that may exaggerate the issue too?

Have you tired the game changing set up that some new owners don't know about? Car needs to be in sport / sport (at least) then one press of the ESC button and you will see 'ESC DYN' come up on the instrument binnacle. This stops any torque limiting and the acceleration goes up to another level. Only in the dry with warm tyres of course but it makes a very big difference as you don't get any small ESC interventions and full torque but you still have a safety net there.

The grip and turn in on a 675LT is like nothing else I have ever driven and combined with the perfect steering and amazing vision makes the car feel like a well built luxurious Elise with a missile strapped to the back (in other words perfect). Have fun in ESC DYN and hope to cross paths soon.
Thanks Paul, great info and I will try the ESC DYN mode!

The car has 235 fronts. I think I will try 4S when the Cup2’s are done, I suspect that will be the optimum road choice. I love your description of an Elise with a missile strapped on! smile

Funnily enough I had an Exige 430. Hope to meet soon, are you on the chat group?

heihei

126 posts

161 months

Monday 7th June
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Welcome to the club Andrew! We should catch up soon!

Bispal

973 posts

117 months

Monday 7th June
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AndrewD said:
Thanks Paul, great info and I will try the ESC DYN mode!

The car has 235 fronts. I think I will try 4S when the Cup2’s are done, I suspect that will be the optimum road choice. I love your description of an Elise with a missile strapped on! smile

Funnily enough I had an Exige 430. Hope to meet soon, are you on the chat group?
Hi Andrew, yes I am on the chat and saw your car there too. Funny how many 675LT owners own or have had Exige Cups :-)

Change your tyres now is my advice, the transformation on the road is massive.

Cheers

Paul


ForumLurker

9 posts

1 month

Wednesday 9th June
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That is a stunning LT you have got yourself their Andrew, and I also cannot endorse Alastair Bols enough.

McLaren appear to have taken a good look at what went wrong and have taken huge strides to turn it around.

720 production until 2025 at a vastly reduced rate which hugely helps residuals.

Artura being coupe only until late 2023 before introducing spider, again hugely helping residuals; they have also delayed deliveries to try and ensure quality is correct first time.

The 675LT was and shall remain one of the highspots of McLaren, both in abilities and build quality

Prices are at a historical low, but cannot see them remaining as such.

If you were in the fortunate position, buying a 675 now shall most likely prove to be win/win; a car like few others and shall most likely increase in value quite quickly back to where they were 18mths ago.

Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

Wednesday 9th June
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ForumLurker said:
That is a stunning LT you have got yourself their Andrew, and I also cannot endorse Alastair Bols enough.

McLaren appear to have taken a good look at what went wrong and have taken huge strides to turn it around.

720 production until 2025 at a vastly reduced rate which hugely helps residuals.

Artura being coupe only until late 2023 before introducing spider, again hugely helping residuals; they have also delayed deliveries to try and ensure quality is correct first time.

The 675LT was and shall remain one of the highspots of McLaren, both in abilities and build quality

Prices are at a historical low, but cannot see them remaining as such.

If you were in the fortunate position, buying a 675 now shall most likely prove to be win/win; a car like few others and shall most likely increase in value quite quickly back to where they were 18mths ago.
Just out of interest where were they 18 months ago if your typical good spec low miles spider is £210k now ? Ive seen you tube videos from 2017 saying they were £400k ?????

Scud16M

36 posts

97 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Good spec Coupes were £300k new, and Spiders £330k. Both fetched premiums for some time, so I think you are correct and Spiders were up at (or above) £400k.

MDL111

5,464 posts

143 months

Wednesday 9th June
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That looks great - pretty much my dream spec
Enjoy and let us know how you get on with it

Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

Wednesday 9th June
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Scud16M said:
Good spec Coupes were £300k new, and Spiders £330k. Both fetched premiums for some time, so I think you are correct and Spiders were up at (or above) £400k.
That's ridiculous money surely ? Can't see them appreciating to that ever again as that will be 765LT territory and its a 5 year newer car.

I would be buying to drive and not as an investment so if they stayed around £200k that's more than fine, ( as my Range Rover must have done £30k in a year ) and anything else is a brucey bonus. I do like the thought of depreciation free motoring though on a toy and its definitely switching my interest from the initial new 720S spider.

A kind MOC member is meeting up with me in the Pennines this Sunday so I hope to physically see and go in a 675LT for the very first time in less than a week. After all the hype I hope I'm not disappointed

SSO

1,088 posts

157 months

Fezzamania said:
A kind MOC member is meeting up with me in the Pennines this Sunday so I hope to physically see and go in a 675LT for the very first time in less than a week. After all the hype I hope I'm not disappointed
and the verdict?

davek_964

7,538 posts

141 months

SSO said:
Fezzamania said:
A kind MOC member is meeting up with me in the Pennines this Sunday so I hope to physically see and go in a 675LT for the very first time in less than a week. After all the hype I hope I'm not disappointed
and the verdict?
Er - it's only Friday wink

Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

davek_964 said:
SSO said:
Fezzamania said:
A kind MOC member is meeting up with me in the Pennines this Sunday so I hope to physically see and go in a 675LT for the very first time in less than a week. After all the hype I hope I'm not disappointed
and the verdict?
Er - it's only Friday wink
Lol, thats what I was thinking.

Its got huge expectations to live up to now after the LT love in and hype and also after how impressive the 720S spider was.
Seems silly that as a 60 Yr old man I'm getting excited about a test drive

mk1coopers

500 posts

118 months

Fezzamania said:
Lol, thats what I was thinking.

Its got huge expectations to live up to now after the LT love in and hype and also after how impressive the 720S spider was.
Seems silly that as a 60 Yr old man I'm getting excited about a test drive
It is absolutely not silly, fair play to you for being at a point where you can buy and enjoy one, I saw two 675LT's down at Goodwood last weekend, a white one and a light blue, both looked great, spent a while looking around them, must resist selling off the fleet to fund one laugh

heihei

126 posts

161 months

Stunning spider coming to Collecting Cars soon

Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

heihei said:
Stunning spider coming to Collecting Cars soon
Thanks for tip off. Is it yours ?
Looks awesome in that colour and spec as long as you are not a shrinking violet
Don't see many with louvres. Seems to have all the right bits and with that mileage its got to be a £225k car i would of thought. Its better than the Alistair Bols car IMHO.
May need to keep an eye on that, it looks very tempting if I could live with all the attention

Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

ForumLurker said:
The Alastair Bols car had louvres also, and whilst it had the electric comfort seats fitted, the original spec carbon buckets were being reinstalled to take it back to original sale spec of when the owner purchased from new.

After reading SSO's thoughts on the comfort seats over the bucket seats, I managed to get the comfort seats also included in the sale just incase the buckets don't work for me.

I have pursued this specific car because of its 1 owner status and spec for about a year.

To say I am excited is an understatement!
Have you purchased the Alistair Bols car already then ? Congrats if so
Its only been advertised for a week.

Terminator X

10,987 posts

170 months

What a wonderful thing, thanks for sharing!

TX.

SSO

1,088 posts

157 months

Saturday
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AndrewD said:
Thanks folks, lots of love for 675 on here and deservedly so!
an excerpt with bit more on the 675LT Spider love front.....

With the Ferrari F40 keys becoming the McLaren 675LT Spider key fob, it was back out to the garage again. Like the F40, the first step in getting the 675LT Spider on the road, is unplugging the battery conditioner. Once that’s down, you swing the driver’s side door up and forward, put your right foot in the driver’s footwell, then then basically drop as elegantly as possible into the driver’s seat. Once in, the left leg gets lifted over the large sill and slides under the steering wheel. With the right foot firmly on the brake pedal, you press the starter button in and the 675LT Spider roars into life before settling almost immediately into low rumble of an idle around 1000 rpms. Next raise the small left hand stalk twice to activate the nose lift and then pull the roof button up on the central consul to let nature in. Poke the reverse button on the center consul, touch the gas pedal lightly and the gloom of the garage is replaced by bright sunlight. Once well clear of the garage, it’s a quick pull on the right hand paddle, steering wheel all the way over to the left, give it a bit more gas, and we are off down the driveway.

Once out into the wild, the transmission setting gets moved to “Sport”, and we follow a very similar route as per the one taken in the F40. As the 675LT Spider is also a twin turbo V8, I tend to follow the same pattern of slow in, fast out in the curves, but with the big carbon ceramic brakes, braking comes later, and we are back on the power earlier. The steering is razor sharp and gives great immediate feedback which just builds confidence. Get it all right and you get a nice big “bang” on each upshift. The 675LT Spider is another rhythm car. When driver and automobile are in sync and flowing smoothly down the road, it’s a wonderful deeply rewarding feeling.

Driving the same roads provided for a wonderful comparison between these two iconic cars. One of the things I did notice was that I was driving the 675LT Spider 3-5 mph faster in almost all locations. In neither case was I trying to push the car, but that bit of extra confidence of having massive ceramic brakes, modern traction control and ease of drivability just naturally turned into carrying a bit more speed. That having been said, I do believe that fitting ceramic brakes and a modern low lag turbo set up on the F40 would utterly ruin it.