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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Kobalt:

    Damn it, and I just started saving!

    Smiley Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Mithras:

    288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, LaFerrari, 275GTB, PI, 959, '73 RS, Speedster, Zagato AM... All said about 80 cars.Smiley 

    What PI stands for? Or you meant to write P1?


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Topspeed:
    Mithras:

    288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, LaFerrari, 275GTB, PI, 959, '73 RS, Speedster, Zagato AM... All said about 80 cars.Smiley 

    What PI stands for? Or you meant to write P1?

    Smiley

    It is a very heavy MSO optioned car and quite frankly I don't like it at all. If you gave it to me I wouldn't turn it down but even though people go nuts over the car it does nothing for me. 

    Now the 275GTBSmiley and the GTOSmiley, P400 CountachSmiley but the P1 verges on vulgar in his color scheme. 


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Kobalt:

    Damn it, and I just started saving!

    I know !!

    No worries! in a month or two They'll be offering the extra CF edition  LOL


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGoGlUhTP90

     
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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    So, McLaren will be doing the first 300 720S in standard launch 'pre-config' cars, with 3 colours to choose from.

    They want the early orders to go out as smoothly as possible. Don't want missing options or wrong options on the initial cars like they do on the 650S.

    Decision now, should I get the launch cars or config my own? (the spec of the launch edition cars will come out after NY Autoshow)


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Whoopsy:

    So, McLaren will be doing the first 300 720S in standard launch 'pre-config' cars, with 3 colours to choose from.

    They want the early orders to go out as smoothly as possible. Don't want missing options or wrong options on the initial cars like they do on the 650S.

    Decision now, should I get the launch cars or config my own? (the spec of the launch edition cars will come out after NY Autoshow)

    Easy answer to this - spec your own.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    crayphile:
    Whoopsy:

    So, McLaren will be doing the first 300 720S in standard launch 'pre-config' cars, with 3 colours to choose from.

    They want the early orders to go out as smoothly as possible. Don't want missing options or wrong options on the initial cars like they do on the 650S.

    Decision now, should I get the launch cars or config my own? (the spec of the launch edition cars will come out after NY Autoshow)

    Easy answer to this - spec your own.

    Plus launch cars are not black!


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Whoopsy:

    So, McLaren will be doing the first 300 720S in standard launch 'pre-config' cars, with 3 colours to choose from.

    They want the early orders to go out as smoothly as possible. Don't want missing options or wrong options on the initial cars like they do on the 650S.

    Decision now, should I get the launch cars or config my own? (the spec of the launch edition cars will come out after NY Autoshow)

    I would order a later car - the first cars are always likely to be flawed. All OEMs need some time to get to their target quality level...


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Wouldn't buy a first year car and wouldn't pay full sticker on a random spec. A big part of used pricing is the fact that you're having to settle for less than perfect.
     


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    540 are piling up .  Big big rebates for anyone who wants one . They can't get rid of them angry

    720 are at dealers for testing now 


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    540 or 570 or GT or all 3?


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Nick, at the rate you churn cars I would get a launch edition then move on to the next best thing... a convertible one


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    SciFrog:

    Nick, at the rate you churn cars I would get a launch edition then move on to the next best thing... a convertible one

     

    I am leaning towards that, I know the 720S will not be a keeper that's for sure. If I get one early enough I might drive it for a bit then swap to the 812, especially when he market is still hot for McLarens. The Ferrari seems much more attractive as a keeper. 

    Porsche also throws in a wrench with the GT2RS which is definitely a keeper!

     


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Nick, Im more worried about parking spot you need indecision


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Nick, let's be honest, only the 918 is a keeper. You cleary can afford to churn the lastest and best in class, there is always a newer version of these coming and manufacturers will find a way to entice you to get the new ones. Unless you changed your mind and start to collect cars like you collect watches, and get a dedicated building to store them, in two years you will probably own none of the cars you have now except for the 918, even the turbo 3.6 would be gone replaced by something cooler.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Whoopsy:
    SciFrog:

    Nick, at the rate you churn cars I would get a launch edition then move on to the next best thing... a convertible one

     

    I am leaning towards that, I know the 720S will not be a keeper that's for sure. If I get one early enough I might drive it for a bit then swap to the 812, especially when he market is still hot for McLarens. The Ferrari seems much more attractive as a keeper. 

     

     

    But these are completely different cars: light and efficient the 720 - a heavy pig with a huge front-engine the 812... Does not make much sense to replace one with the other, unless you just want to try all sorts of cars Smiley But with that logic you could also replace the 720s with a  Rolls Royce...


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    SciFrog:

    , even the turbo 3.6 would be gone replaced by something cooler.

    Objection, the 3.6 is very cool Smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Cooler


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    SciFrog:

    Cooler

    Nothing is cooler than "very cool" ... There are just other forms of "very cool"...


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Nick's COOLEST car is his GT4 CS. 


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    The problem with Nick's cars is that they are all cool angel


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    SciFrog:

    The problem with Nick's cars is that they are all cool angel

    +1 Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    MKSGR:
    Whoopsy:
    SciFrog:

    Nick, at the rate you churn cars I would get a launch edition then move on to the next best thing... a convertible one

     

    I am leaning towards that, I know the 720S will not be a keeper that's for sure. If I get one early enough I might drive it for a bit then swap to the 812, especially when he market is still hot for McLarens. The Ferrari seems much more attractive as a keeper. 

     

     

    But these are completely different cars: light and efficient the 720 - a heavy pig with a huge front-engine the 812... Does not make much sense to replace one with the other, unless you just want to try all sorts of cars Smiley But with that logic you could also replace the 720s with a  Rolls Royce...

     

    Among my cars, only the F12 is 'expendable', so to speak. Maybe even the 911R at some point in time. So realistically right now without extra storage something has to go. I really loved the Huracan Spyder dearly right now, so that unearned it's place to stay, hell I turned down a Performante yesterday. 

    Maybe I will like the 720S a bit more and decide to order another one in my ideal spec after. But with McLaren's track record I really don't see a point in keeping a McLaren for a long period of time. Yes it is light and powerful and fast, but I can surely find the next Mclaren to be from the same genre, that's pretty much a given.

    The 812 will replace the F12, why? Both are extremely comfortable and competent GT car that's also extremely fast. A jack of all trade so to speak. A 720S cannot possibly remotely touch that. Unless I lived on the track then the little extra weight really means nothing. And if I do I have a race car just for that purpose. 

    And come on, who wouldn't take the fantastic Ferrari V12 sound over some non-descript twin turbo V8?

     

     


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    noone1:

    540 or 570 or GT or all 3?

    Mainly 540


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Whoopsy:
    The 812 will replace the F12, why? Both are extremely comfortable and competent GT car that's also extremely fast. A jack of all trade so to speak. A 720S cannot possibly remotely touch that. Unless I lived on the track then the little extra weight really means nothing. 

    Now I get your logic: The 720s would be just to test it but the GT character of the 812 is what you are really looking for Smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Gnil:
    noone1:

    540 or 570 or GT or all 3?

    Mainly 540

    If you could get a 540 for very low money or a good lease go for it - the car feels almost the same as the 570.


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Whoopsy:
    MKSGR:
    Whoopsy:
    SciFrog:

    Nick, at the rate you churn cars I would get a launch edition then move on to the next best thing... a convertible one

     

    I am leaning towards that, I know the 720S will not be a keeper that's for sure. If I get one early enough I might drive it for a bit then swap to the 812, especially when he market is still hot for McLarens. The Ferrari seems much more attractive as a keeper. 

     

     

    But these are completely different cars: light and efficient the 720 - a heavy pig with a huge front-engine the 812... Does not make much sense to replace one with the other, unless you just want to try all sorts of cars Smiley But with that logic you could also replace the 720s with a  Rolls Royce...

     

    Among my cars, only the F12 is 'expendable', so to speak. Maybe even the 911R at some point in time. So realistically right now without extra storage something has to go. I really loved the Huracan Spyder dearly right now, so that unearned it's place to stay, hell I turned down a Performante yesterday. 

    Maybe I will like the 720S a bit more and decide to order another one in my ideal spec after. But with McLaren's track record I really don't see a point in keeping a McLaren for a long period of time. Yes it is light and powerful and fast, but I can surely find the next Mclaren to be from the same genre, that's pretty much a given.

    The 812 will replace the F12, why? Both are extremely comfortable and competent GT car that's also extremely fast. A jack of all trade so to speak. A 720S cannot possibly remotely touch that. Unless I lived on the track then the little extra weight really means nothing. And if I do I have a race car just for that purpose. 

    And come on, who wouldn't take the fantastic Ferrari V12 sound over some non-descript twin turbo V8?

     

     

    It's futile comparing a 720S to an 812 - completely different ethos behind their raison d'etre.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Gnil:

    540 are piling up .  Big big rebates for anyone who wants one . They can't get rid of them angry

    720 are at dealers for testing now 

    True but still a very nice alternative to other brands. 

    My Audi guy told me yesterday that the owner of the wrapping company they work with just got himself a 570S for 999 EUR per month (excl. VAT) without(!) down payment. 36 months, 10k km per year. Wow. Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Fastest McLaren ever  kissindecision

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg4X9EdhCn8

     


     
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