The LM series of cars started
life on the race track, the first car being debuted at the 1993 Earls
Court Motor Show in full racing trim, both press and public interest was
overwhelming. The car was offered in both race and road versions
The basic Marcos family shape was
retained, the track front and rear was extended, the wheel base stayed the
same, but the body was stretched to accommodate much larger wheels and
tyres. This gave the car a much more aggressive stance, the
addition of the cooling vents and ducts of the race car transformed the road going
Marcos Mantara into a formidable machine. The first cars were
marketed as the Marcos Mantara LM 500 and later called the LM 500, LM 400
with the LM 600 being the last of the series of which only 5 cars were
The LM 500 road car also sported
the race carbon dashboard with competition Stack
The LM 400, introduced in 1993 was
a scaled down version of the 500 in some respects. The engine was the same
Rover V8 but the 3.9 litre version, as used in the Mantara, the race style
dashboard with Stack instrumentation was dropped in favour of the Mantara
dash. Both the 400 and 500 were offered in coupe or Spyder format.
||Rover 3946cc to 4595cc V8
||190 bhp - 320 bhp
||Top speeds of 168 mph, 0 - 60mph
in 4.6 seconds
||4.6 Litre 250bhp engine,
contrast piping on leather upholstery, metallic / fliptone paint, CD
6 disc shuttle, fully lined / coloured Spyder hood, rear spoiler,
carbon fibre pack, uprated racing brakes, Air conditioning.
£34681.69 (June 1999 )
The LM 600 was designed primarily
as a race car using the Cheverolet 5.0 litre V8 engine. Only 3 cars were
originally built at the factory, two being race cars and one road
||V8 overhead valve LTI American
||0 - 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, Top
speed in excess of 185 mph
||5 Speed manual gearbox
||£228.000 ( 2000 )
The original LM 600 road car -
before & after ....
The LM 600 Race car ....
||5980 cc American Chevrolet V8
||Top speed in excess of 185 mph.