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Cool insights on c8 from mclarens 600lt spyder photos and article.

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  • Cool insights on c8 from mclarens 600lt spyder photos and article.

    https://jalopnik.com/2020-mclaren-60...ampaign=bottom

    110 pounds added for the spyder with retractable top...

    interesting top speed degradation from closed roof spyder and open roof operation..

    4 mph going from 201 mph to 197 mph for those who run top speed..

    i especially like the photo of the 600 lt open door photo showing the side scoop in open door glory...

    the exhaust out of the rear deck is off the chart wild...thats pretty interesting and i bet the aerodynamics just makes the dark bits fly off into the wind...

    i cant imagine the exhaust debris lands on the rear deck...

    just shooting the breeze for some possible insights we can extrapolate to the c8 if and when gm ever releases some more details on the c8..

    Last edited by John; 01-16-2019, 11:25 AM. Reason: Thanks JB! Added in the video here for easier viewing.

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    I was intrigued for even that McClaren Spyder (and they are the weight loss managers as we all know), was still 110 pounds more than their comparable coupe. I was not surprised that the their Spyder is as rigid as the coupe.

    Credit to even a full soft top convertible being just as rigid as a coupe goes to the Corvette team for accomplishing that feat years ago (and doing it for a soft top convertible is harder than for a HT convertible).

    Thanks JB!
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      Thats some side sill shot as well as side vent opening we can see with the door opened....

      credit to jalopnik site ...

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      • #4
        Allow me to suggest that those that are interested in and, eventually, buy a Spyder, are not interested in going 200 mph. At least, I'm not!! Personally, I think there should be some kind of credo that says one must be over 50 or 60 years of age to own one of these speed demons. Younger people seem to be the ones that crash them.

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        • #5
          Dang, 4 mph speed loss? Now I don't know whether to buy the 'vert or not!

          Regarding the McLaren, though....

          I had a passing acquaintance with McLaren's lead designer for most of their street cars. I told him, in all honesty, that I really didn't care for the designs. He's left McLaren and gone back to BMW / Mini, where he worked before McLaren, but I still don't like the styling of most McLaren cars.
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          • #6
            I'm a big fan of Lime Rock Green, but not Lime Green.

            I do love the sound of that engine, and I really like the in-your-face exhaust placement. I'm actually kinda surprised that the gov't bureaucrats allow it...

            The hardtop retraction mechanism is also well-done - hopefully the C8 mechanism will operate in a similar fashion.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
              Dang, 4 mph speed loss? Now I don't know whether to buy the 'vert or not!

              Regarding the McLaren, though....

              I had a passing acquaintance with McLaren's lead designer for most of their street cars. I told him, in all honesty, that I really didn't care for the designs. He's left McLaren and gone back to BMW / Mini, where he worked before McLaren, but I still don't like the styling of most McLaren cars.

              I like the black 570 S i saw the other day. It was pretty slick ...

              lime green not so much and the 600LT isnt a favorite as I see it here either.

              that said..i have a feeling the c8 Z51 will outperform the 570 S considering the c7 grand sport equalled its performance on the same dayon the same track in past car and drivers lightning lap

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              • #8
                i agree the 570 is the most palatable, but I still dislike the front end on all of them.
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                • #9
                  You are right..the mclarens in general are not my favorite from a front view either...

                  im not digging the 600 or the 720 as an improvement ..

                  Because its not...



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