Photos by EDK Media
Introduction by Dean G
“I was brought up around rallying, my dad rallied at a high level in the 70’s with competing on the RAC rally in a Mk1 Escort for a few years and also winning the motoring new road rallying championship 2 years on the run in a Mini Cooper S.
So with little option but to follow the footsteps of my Dad, I got involved with motorsport and motocross. Once I was at age of being able to drive, I then started rallying for 6 years. When the kids came along, I went to Quad bike racing (claim to fame was racing Travis Pastrana in the Weston beach race).
Still got the bikes but work overtook cars and had to put a lot of money into the business and it’s only been over the last 6 years I have been able to start going back to the cars.”
Dean’s Supercar Journey
Dean hunted around various cars before buying his first Mclaren. The shortlist was a McLaren 570s or a Ferrari 458 Italia. He settled on the McLaren 570s Spider because he felt he would get better value, more modern tech and a more up to date chassis than he would get with the now aging Ferrari 458.
The McLaren he chose had a fairly discreet and low-key colour scheme, seen below.
Having now been a McLaren owner for a couple of years, whilst he found the 570s to be a great car, he was now looking for something more raw, livelier, more track focused, even more supercar’ey.
The choice of the 600LT was an easy one, especially as the UK only has just over 200 of the spider version road registered. He settled on one of the most distinctive colour schemes available with McLaren’s Lime Green metallic bodywork with gloss black wheels.
The pièce de résistance option has to be the racing seats which are taken directly from the McLaren Senna, made of carbon fibre with prominent wrap-around shoulder supports.
About the 600 LT Spider
The vehicle is based on the McLaren 570S and was presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2018. The first series vehicles have been built since October 2018. The suffix “LT” is an allusion to the racing version of the McLaren F1 called the F1 GTR “Longtail”.
Compared to the 570S, the weight has been reduced to 1356 kg and the output increased by 22 kW (30 PS) to 441 kW (600 PS), and the 600LT has optimized aerodynamics. 100 km / h are reached from a standstill in 2.9 seconds, the top speed is McLaren with 328 km / h. 
This, the Spider weighs in at 1404 kg. On the drive side, nothing changes compared to the Coupé, only the top speed is slightly lower at 324 km / h
- Body colour in Lime Green Metallic
- Ultra-Lightweight 5-spoke forged alloy wheels
- Design 2: Carbon Black / Graphite: Carbon Black Alcantara® with Graphite Alcantara®
- McLaren Orange contrast stitching
- Interior door inserts – Graphite Alcantara®
- Sill trim in Jet Black nappa leather with McLaren branding
- Rear quarter trim in Carbon Black Alcantara®
- Rear bulkhead in Carbon Black carpet
- Steering wheel in Carbon Black Alcantara® with McLaren Orange Alcantara® 12 o’clock mark
- Seatbelt – Black
- Carbon-fibre interior components
- Carbon-fibre interior upgrade Sill trim
- Carbon-fibre with McLaren branding MSO Defined carbon-fibre extended sill finishers with LT branding Steering wheel
- Carbon Black leather with McLaren Orange leather 12 o’clock mark MSO Defined coloured seatbelts (McLaren Orange / Red / Yellow)
- MSO Defined ignition keys (McLaren Orange / Black)
- Carbon mirrors
- Carbon rear fender and diffuser
- Carbon front splitter
- Carbon sills
- Senna racing seats in carbon fibre
- MSO seating wheel
- Sports exhaust
- Rear camera
- Parking sensors
- Front suspension lift
- Security pack
- Glove box
- Bowers and Wilkins speaker upgrade
The November Reveal of Dean’s 600LT
We attempted a live video stream as we revealed his new car at the end of last year. Bandwidth gave way a little but with club members watching live, added drama to the reveal!
Review video by Chris Harris
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All photographs by EDK Media
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