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Discussion in 'McLaren Discussion (Not Model Specific)' started by Ingenere, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. IPO1

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    #126 IPO1, Jan 20, 2019
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    Is that the border behind you on the highway?

    Need track photos from you. You keep talking track--let's get it!
     
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    Which track Dino?
     
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    #130 Ingenere, Jan 20, 2019
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    Wild Horse Pass East. Used to be called Firebird, but the Indians took it back!

    I have no idea what times I was running. I was just out there for a bit of fun. My days of worrying about lap times, went away with my Indycar! I will say that McLaren have done an incredible job with the car. Handling wise, it works with you. Even when I thought I may have outbraked myself and overcooked it, the nose would just turn in and hunt for the apex. Not a hint of understeer. The carbon tub is such an incredible platform to start with. It provides stiffness and feel. Acceleration wise, there was nothing there that it couldn't reel in or pull away from.

    I tried to upload a short video that my wife shot, but it wouldn't load. Basically, I'm leading a 3 car pack onto a short back straight, and the gap that the 570 pulls in such a short space is quite phenomenal.
     
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    Ah..... The joy of keeping a black car clean!

    The last black cars I had were a TR, 928S4 and a Lotus Esprit Turbo. They looked amazing....... for the 15 mins after I cleaned them. I was far to neurotic... but they did look great.
     
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    I wash my black cars the same as any other color ( I owned ). Once a week. With PPF and quartz it's easy peasy---not like yester year.
     
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    Don't tease me! I love black.

    I know that PPF is pretty amazing on Orange.
     
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    It’s a great looking car. I didn’t get a chance to get behind the wheel- will do that next week. His is fully loaded and frankly the carbon was over the top in a good way. I think his msrp was 310k.

    It’s quick- he was keeping up with me in my 720 but it’s not a daily cruise mobile. The seats are snug- much more difficult to get in and out of- which is to be expected cause it’s a race car.

    I think in the 250k Range it’s the best car out there. I’d take this over any Porsche. With his 310k price tag- man, you are in 720 territory. Tough call at that point. I’ll post a more detailed review once I get some wheel time.

    Need to contact Schumacher so he can teach me to drive properly first.
     
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    Ended up meeting up again yesterday. Car drives great. No lag like the 570 in the lower rpm, but you Still need to keep the reps a bit up. Louder than my 720. It was impressive. But at 310k msrp for the fully loaded one- tough for me to pass up a 720.
     
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    Both cars cleaned and on the lift with trickle chargers plugged in. I’m off for 2 weeks for a European and east coast work trip. Part of the trip includes a trip to the mclaren factory. Can’t wait!!


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    Where on the east coast? If near DC, let me know. Have a great trip and we look forward to pics.
     
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    Charlotte. Not technically easy coast- kinda the south I guess. Lol.
     
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    Yeah, that's a good 4 hours or so from DC. I am eager to get your take on the factory trip. I really want to do this as well. Just maybe see my car on the line. You might get Amanda doing your tour BTW.
     
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    I will do a full report from London.
     
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    BTW, I got a reply form the factory regarding the delivery. They will do it for a cost but no driving.

    "We do offer factory handovers, and it would be great to welcome you to our factory. There is a cost associated with the factory handover, and for US customers the handover is a ceremonial one (ie: you cannot drive the car away) as the car cannot be registered in the UK before being shipped to the USA. If this is the type of handover you are interested in, let me know and I will happily send you details about how to book and the pricing."
     
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    Got the CS out today. It is a very special car, but McLaren has really moved things on.

    SoCal, I'll be expecting a text. Have fun and stay safe!

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