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Old 06-12-2019, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
Drive both, and you'll understand.
Agreed. Seat of the pants straight line performance is similar however the LT feels more special and engaging.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:52 PM
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Let's not get carried away. Plenty of people have traded away from a 675 LT to a 720s and didn't look back.

Just about every 720s owner bypassed a 675 and got a 720s instead.
If I were to guess I'd say it's because the 720S is one of the fastest cars out there, and that's very appealing to many. I drove one, and it didn't feel special beyond being fast. In fact, my friend that owns it said he wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't fast, and if he didn't have to in order to get another special car. He said his 675lt was much more fun.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Saru385 View Post
curious what made you keep the 675LT over the 720?
rarity or performance or ???
I really like the 720. It is a great car. Crazy fast. But, I feel more connected to my 675lt spider. I also was getting a crazy deal on a SVJ and wanted to try it out. I prefer cars that provide more feedback. I am anxiously waiting for the 720lt.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:14 AM
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If I were to guess I'd say it's because the 720S is one of the fastest cars out there, and that's very appealing to many. I drove one, and it didn't feel special beyond being fast. In fact, my friend that owns it said he wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't fast, and if he didn't have to in order to get another special car. He said his 675lt was much more fun.
I've had 675 coupe, spider and 720s.

A big part of my fun is to go fast and 720s does this the best in its price range (around a track or straight line).

Typical buyer of these cars value comfort over everything (non car forum people generally). East entry, good visibility, have a conversation inside the car.. They aren't going to use the speed of a 720s or a 675. They just want a car that looks good and comfortable on long drives. 720s meets the criteria of most owners who want exotic cars IMO.

If one isn't going to track and only use a car occasionally (because they have too many cars) then a 675 would meet the visceral type of criteria that those types of buyers would like.







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Old 06-13-2019, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by yesyoucan View Post
I've had 675 coupe, spider and 720s.

A big part of my fun is to go fast and 720s does this the best in its price range (around a track or straight line).

Typical buyer of these cars value comfort over everything (non car forum people generally). East entry, good visibility, have a conversation inside the car.. They aren't going to use the speed of a 720s or a 675. They just want a car that looks good and comfortable on long drives. 720s meets the criteria of most owners who want exotic cars IMO.

If one isn't going to track and only use a car occasionally (because they have too many cars) then a 675 would meet the visceral type of criteria that those types of buyers would like.
I, too, like going fast.

But that is neither a sufficient nor necessary condition to what makes a car special. If it was, a Tesla Model X would be unparalleled.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
Drive both, and you'll understand.

I drive both and ended up with 2 720's. However I wouldn't mind adding a 675 as a keeper at some point. It is a lot of car for the money they are pulling right now and I believe they will hold as they only made so many.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by reacher View Post
If I were to guess I'd say it's because the 720S is one of the fastest cars out there, and that's very appealing to many. I drove one, and it didn't feel special beyond being fast. In fact, my friend that owns it said he wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't fast, and if he didn't have to in order to get another special car. He said his 675lt was much more fun.
If the SVJ had 720 performance I would have considered it but for ~2x the cost the 720 is a no brainer. I guess I am biased now but there isn't another car in the 720 price range that comes close to the total package. Ferrari is trying with the F8, they even raised the price slightly.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by 360MVA View Post
If the SVJ had 720 performance I would have considered it but for ~2x the cost the 720 is a no brainer. I guess I am biased now but there isn't another car in the 720 price range that comes close to the total package. Ferrari is trying with the F8, they even raised the price slightly.
In hindsight- as you see where car prices are going, the 720 does seem like a relative bargain, especially if you bought it right.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Yippiekiaye View Post
In hindsight- as you see where car prices are going, the 720 does seem like a relative bargain, especially if you bought it right.
Add downpipes, exhaust and a tune and you are near 900HP and yet have the comfort to drive cross country in style. Kind of hard to beat.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:11 PM
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This has picked up traction on LT and a bit on mclife. I want to see what RL thinks.

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Old 06-25-2019, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by kingjr9000 View Post
This has picked up traction on LT and a bit on mclife. I want to see what RL thinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVJy20Zwe0E
It's because he's an *******...
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:25 PM
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His car burned and a cause was not determined. Insurance paid out and he is whole again. What should McLaren be doing? When another brand catches fire does the factory call the owner?
I don't see the issue here.
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He doesn't understand capitalism.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:34 PM
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His car burned and a cause was not determined. Insurance paid out and he is whole again. What should McLaren be doing? When another brand catches fire does the factory call the owner?
I don't see the issue here.
He wanted another one straight from McLaren at MSRP since they’re quite rare and he likely can’t get another without paying ADM. I do understand that and since the fire wasn’t his fault after only owning it for 11 days
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