991.2 GT3 to 600LT or 720S

991.2 GT3 to 600LT or 720S

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Boyd Rees

Original Poster:

108 posts

70 months

Saturday 9th October
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I’ve recently sold my 991.2 GT3 and now tentatively considering replacing it with a 600LT or a 720S coupe

I live in a fairly rural part of the U.K. and the roads aren’t the best, the GT3 was acceptable on the majority of them but did sometimes feel like you were holding on as it crashed over the poor surface even with the PASM set to “soft”

I’d assume the trick suspension on the 720S would cope with this better? I’ve driven a MP4 and was hugely impressed with the ride comfort. I’m assuming a 720S would be similar and the 600LT would be much stiffer?

I’d purchase with a Mclaren warranty so I’m not unduly worried about running costs, I’d imagine very similar to the GT3 whilst still under warranty?

95% of its use would be as a B road weekend or evening blast with the possibility of the occasional track day.

Any must haves? Luckily my old GT3 had every option ticked by the original owner. I think the carbon packs add a lot to the cars, I’d also assume nose lift would be a necessity?

Anything specific to look for? My budget would run to a 2018-19 car.

Many thanks in advance.

r o n n i e

205 posts

148 months

Saturday 9th October
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This post reminds me of myself around 3 years ago.

Try both and decide what’s right for you as both 600 and 720 are such amazing cars.

The 720 for out and out performance with amazing suspension, it really can make the most average of drivers look like a F1 star.

I ended up going from GT3 to 600 as I prefer the rawness and more dynamic and intimate feel behind the wheel.

aztec

178 posts

208 months

Saturday 9th October
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This may not be much help as only gone from a GT4 to a 600LT, my experience says I wouldn’t worry, the 600 surprised me with its compliance on normal roads, not quite the magic carpet of a 650s but still comfy enough, 600 did have comfort seats though and not buckets, good luck and enjoy

MPorsche

202 posts

33 months

Saturday 9th October
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aztec said:
This may not be much help as only gone from a GT4 to a 600LT, my experience says I wouldn’t worry, the 600 surprised me with its compliance on normal roads, not quite the magic carpet of a 650s but still comfy enough, 600 did have comfort seats though and not buckets, good luck and enjoy
Dynamically how much different is it to the GT4? Obviously straight line speed will be miles apart.. but cornering ?

Harpersax

18 posts

47 months

Saturday 9th October
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Ran a Manuel.2 and a 600 together for a couple of years.

600 had the Senna seats which once in are superb, better in my opinion than the 918’s. The 600 is more compliant over poor surfaces than the GT3 but nowhere near the levels of a 720.

Happy to try and answer any specific questions you may have.

Boyd Rees

Original Poster:

108 posts

70 months

Sunday 10th October
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Harpersax said:
Ran a Manuel.2 and a 600 together for a couple of years.

600 had the Senna seats which once in are superb, better in my opinion than the 918’s. The 600 is more compliant over poor surfaces than the GT3 but nowhere near the levels of a 720.

Happy to try and answer any specific questions you may have.
Many thanks.
If a 600 is more compliant than the GT3 then that’s pretty much made my mind up as that would be my preference.
Looking at what’s currently on the market the specs do seem to vary by quite a degree but prices are much within £10k of each other.
Would you say carbon packs are a deal breaker? Personally I think without them they look a bit cheap.
Any other options that you’d consider a necessity?

Harpersax

18 posts

47 months

Monday 11th October
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I think the only must have would be front lift, the front splitter is very low.

The rest is all personnel choice, I think on a lighter colour car carbon pack 2 looks very good as you notice the contrast, I wanted the Senna seats as it was an LT only option and for me they added to the LT experience. I also think the vented front wings look very good.

WCZ

8,939 posts

166 months

Tuesday 12th October
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720s. it rides so nicely

Boyd Rees

Original Poster:

108 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th November
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Well the decision has been made.

600LT Clubsport in Volcano Orange it is.

Deposit paid and off to sign paperwork on Saturday.

Exciting times!

tyrrell

1,572 posts

180 months

Friday 5th November
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Fantastic news enjoy in good health smile

Chappo1

59 posts

15 months

Friday 5th November
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Congratulations on your buy. You will enjoy it immensely. 3 years into my Mac ownership, they are truly awesome smile

cars4enjoying

10 posts

2 months

Friday 5th November
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All the Volcano colors are stunning, my favourite being the red, so you made a great choice smile

Boyd Rees

Original Poster:

108 posts

70 months

Sunday 7th November
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Thanks guys I viewed the car on Saturday and it’s absolutely stunning. Carbon packs 1 2 & 3 along with MSO carbon roof, mirrors etc etc.

Needs one piece of PPF replacing then I’ll either collect myself or have it transported to me, the drive to Ascot from Essex on Saturday was a nightmare after the police closed the QE2 bridge when we were around a mile away with no way of getting off the M25 resulting in us sitting stationery for an hour and a half.

Boyd Rees

Original Poster:

108 posts

70 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Well it’s here! Spent a couple of days detailing and coating it and half of yesterday driving it.

So much more torque than the GT3 and pulls all the way to the redline and then it all happens again!

Rides over poor road surfaces way better and with more compliance than the GT3 did even in sport.

Lots to learn, just wish I’d bought it in the spring when the roads are drier.

Boyd Rees

Original Poster:

108 posts

70 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Spec on it is pretty outstanding. Hats off to who specced it from new.

MSO Clubsport Pack
Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade 1
Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade 2
Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade 3
MSO Defined roof Carbon Fibre
Door Mirrors in Carbon Fibre
Bowers and Wilkins 12 Speaker audio System
Front Splitter in Carbon Fibre
Rear Bumper/Diffuser in Carbon Fibre,
Rear Bumper Aero in Gloss Carbon Fibre, Rear Deck/Engine Cover in MSO Defined Gloss Carbon Fibre,
Plenum in Carbon Fibre
Exterior Door Inserts in MSO Defined Carbon Fibre with Palladium Rear Wing
SoftClose Doors,
Sill Finishers in MSO Extended Carbon Fibre
Super-Lightweight “Senna”Seats Standard Size
Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade,
Steering Wheel in Carbon with Black Alcantara 12 o’clock marker in orange
Orange, Branded Floor Mat Set, Car Cover Parking
Sensors Front and Rear with Rear Parking Camera,
Security Pack
Vehicle Tracking System
Vehicle Lift
Spoke Ultra Lightweight Wheels Diamond Cut
Ceramic Brakes with Black Calipers White Logo,
Pirelli P ZERO tyres
Titanium Wheel Bolts

RSbandit

1,619 posts

104 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Congrats cracking looking car and big spec must have been well north of £200k new...I'd prob prefer diff wheels but that's a subjective thing...health to drive!

Wheelspinning

36 posts

2 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Boyd Rees said:
Spec on it is pretty outstanding. Hats off to who specced it from new.

MSO Clubsport Pack
Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade 1
Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade 2
Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade 3
MSO Defined roof Carbon Fibre
Door Mirrors in Carbon Fibre
Bowers and Wilkins 12 Speaker audio System
Front Splitter in Carbon Fibre
Rear Bumper/Diffuser in Carbon Fibre,
Rear Bumper Aero in Gloss Carbon Fibre, Rear Deck/Engine Cover in MSO Defined Gloss Carbon Fibre,
Plenum in Carbon Fibre
Exterior Door Inserts in MSO Defined Carbon Fibre with Palladium Rear Wing
SoftClose Doors,
Sill Finishers in MSO Extended Carbon Fibre
Super-Lightweight “Senna”Seats Standard Size
Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade,
Steering Wheel in Carbon with Black Alcantara 12 o’clock marker in orange
Orange, Branded Floor Mat Set, Car Cover Parking
Sensors Front and Rear with Rear Parking Camera,
Security Pack
Vehicle Tracking System
Vehicle Lift
Spoke Ultra Lightweight Wheels Diamond Cut
Ceramic Brakes with Black Calipers White Logo,
Pirelli P ZERO tyres
Titanium Wheel Bolts
Stunning car with an even more stunning spec!

You forgot the mention the wing louvres which were a £9960 option alone.
yikes

RBT0

1,420 posts

91 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Stunning spec! Congrats!

Yes, miles better than GT3, McLarens are a league above. smile

Send me a dm with your mobile if you’d like to join the 600LT UK Owners Group on Whatsapp. smile

Boyd Rees

Original Poster:

108 posts

70 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Wheelspinning said:
Stunning car with an even more stunning spec!

You forgot the mention the wing louvres which were a £9960 option alone.
yikes
I believe they’re part of the Clubsport pack

RBT0

1,420 posts

91 months

Wednesday 24th November
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RBT0 said:
Send me a dm with your mobile if you’d like to join the 600LT UK Owners Group on Whatsapp. smile