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post #1 of 51 Old 02-14-2017, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool 675LT or 720S? That is the question!

With the imminent release of the 720S :

1.Would you add a 720 S keep you 675LT as is such a special and limited car?
2.Sell your 675LT because the new 720S has presumed better technology and performance?
3.If you have neither car would you purchase 675LT at better price or hold out for new car?
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1. Would not add.
2. Would sell 675 LT for 720S before prices drop.
3. Would get a 720S over the 675 LT.

And special option 4. Would sell my 675 LT now, then wait for the 720S to depreciate $50K+ and buy it used after a year.
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What he says (you know that) minus the wait thing.
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675 LT prices are already dropping...so better get to selling fast (and there a bunch for sale in US already and quasi new (200 milers).

Go buy something to tie to you over until 720 tanks after year one, then grab one.

Best of all worlds IMHO.
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With the imminent release of the 720S :

1.Would you add a 720 S keep you 675LT as is such a special and limited car?
2.Sell your 675LT because the new 720S has presumed better technology and performance?
3.If you have neither car would you purchase 675LT at better price or hold out for new car?

1) yes
2) N/A because of answer #1
3) depends on waiting time for p14. 675 LT is a very special car IMO. Straw poll from a few of the owners I know said they aren't going to get rid of 675 LT to either go into P14 (have both) or just not buy p14 and stay with 675.
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I'm speculating that the majority of McLaren owners would prefer a 720S over a 675LT. Once the 720S is on the street, I just don't see who would be willing to pay more for the older car. I expect 675LT coupe prices to tank hard.
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I'm keeping both 675's because I love the car. I'm getting a 720 as a short-term car in anticipation of the later spider and lighter/street sport versions.

I love the opportunity for others to realize the greatness of the 675 by all these flippers. If your intent is to beat the depreciation curve, perhaps buying McLarens is not your best option? I'm still baffled by people driving a 675 and saying, yeah, I could do without this. I mean, I've got a freaking P1 and I don't feel that way!
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I'm keeping both 675's because I love the car. I'm getting a 720 as a short-term car in anticipation of the later spider and lighter/street sport versions.

I love the opportunity for others to realize the greatness of the 675 by all these flippers. If your intent is to beat the depreciation curve, perhaps buying McLarens is not your best option? I'm still baffled by people driving a 675 and saying, yeah, I could do without this. I mean, I've got a freaking P1 and I don't feel that way!
+1 I'm right there with you in the thinking process.
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1) yes
2) N/A because of answer #1
3) depends on waiting time for p14. 675 LT is a very special car IMO. Straw poll from a few of the owners I know said they aren't going to get rid of 675 LT to either go into P14 (have both) or just not buy p14 and stay with 675.
You can add me to your straw poll. Last I looked Challenge Stradales were worth as much as 488s.
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I'm speculating that the majority of McLaren owners would prefer a 720S over a 675LT. Once the 720S is on the street, I just don't see who would be willing to pay more for the older car. I expect 675LT coupe prices to tank hard.
So far mclaren owners are the ADD demographic of super car buyers. I would not be surprised for mass exodus in all current cars for the new shiny. I don't say this as a**holey as it sounds. A lot of techno's in the group, the new shiny is a good thing. Plus, if you got the $, it's not a bad thing to keep experience the new. But the I'd bet the turnover rate for macheads is way higher than other brands.
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the 675 experience gets old? If it gets old, you are driving it too slow
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I'm keeping both 675's because I love the car. I'm getting a 720 as a short-term car in anticipation of the later spider and lighter/street sport versions.

I love the opportunity for others to realize the greatness of the 675 by all these flippers. If your intent is to beat the depreciation curve, perhaps buying McLarens is not your best option? I'm still baffled by people driving a 675 and saying, yeah, I could do without this. I mean, I've got a freaking P1 and I don't feel that way!
Totally agree. The 675LT is a very special car and the P14 is designed to replace the more sedate, fast, luxurious 650S, not the more raw, aggressive, loud 675LT.
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1.) Yes, I would keep the 675LTS. If I get a 720S, it would be as a holdover car until I can get my next generation LT and then I may still keep my current one. The 675LT is an amazing engineering feat for such a young product.
2.) No, the first lineage of LT is special...can not see Mac build the next LT as raw is this one. Everything is not just performance. I have a 16M and Speciale Aperta and the 458 Spider is faster than the 16M and the 488GTB Spider is faster than the Aperta...would I sell either to get just the faster nextgen model...HELL NO!
3.) I would still purchase the LT if I did not had one...the 720S is certainly nextgen, but run of the mill IMHO.





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With the imminent release of the 720S :

1.Would you add a 720 S keep you 675LT as is such a special and limited car?
2.Sell your 675LT because the new 720S has presumed better technology and performance?
3.If you have neither car would you purchase 675LT at better price or hold out for new car?
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I consider 675LT a completely different car from 650s. Many of the Mc family here may disagree but I do not consider 675 as the old gen of 720s. 675 will only be an old-gen car once 7XX LT or its equivalent is unveilled. I have 650s and 570s with 720s ordered (Hopefully I get my car during the first delivery as I am pretty front in the line). While my 650s is in the Service Center for the motor replacement, I missed driving my car, so I have driven a consigned 675, and what a blast. It was unforgettable. 675 is better than 650 in almost every way. Not only it looks better, it goes and stops faster, it reacts to steering and gearshift quicker, it corners like how the track machines are supposed to corner, and it power slides more beautifully. Given all that, it is a pure track specialized car that you can enjoy driving on normal pavement, go to the grocery, pick up your kid, take your girl out to the night out. Considering how great the 650s was, Mclaren did not have to overkill and make this monster, but again, it shows how relentless Mclaren is and we can clearly see the willingness of pursuing for the better. 675, although it was only an hour experience, is a masterpiece, and the every dollar spent and every penny depreciates, it will be well spent and no regrets. Unfortunately, there are only four 675LT and five 675LTS delivered to Korea. The one that I have driven was a Napier Green one. There are one of each 675LT and LTS out in the market. I have poked an owner of a white one(5k KM) to buy his for the MSRP but did not get a response yet. He is an avid track abuser, and I only say the word abuser because he is an astonishing driver with a lot of time spent at the track; thus, I see slim chance of him selling his vehicle. If I do not get an answer in a week, I will definitely buy the green one that is consigned. One hour of driving has convinced me that I MUST have one and it has nothing to do with the upcoming 720s.

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