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    McLaren MP124C Ups The Ante

    Just read the MP will gain 25hp for 2013 taking it up to 616bhp. Your move Maranello.

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    ...Modena. 


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    Did you watch the DRIVE special on the MP4 factory ? I love that car, but after watching that i have even more respect for it, not just the cars themselves which they go into a level of detail that is bonkers, but the factory itself, they take care of even the most minuscule of details. I also appreciate the fact that each car is built by hand and with the least possible interfence from robotics. IMO it gives it an extra special something. If McL keeps up the good work and can implement the product lines they have planned Ferrari and Lambo better watch out. 


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    There was a McLaren MP12 4C displayed inside Terminal 2 at Munich Airport for a couple of days, beautiful car but some people called it a...Mercedes. mail When I mentioned to a younger woman with her son that this is a McLaren, she replied in a quite upset tone of voice: "This is what I said...McLaren Mercedes". Again I told her that this car is not a Mercedes but a McLaren but she ignored me. Maybe I should just shut up in the future... yes

    They will get tough competition from the next generation Gallardo (Cabrera?) though...

    Still...the MP12 4C is a very interesting product and I wonder why Porsche doesn't finally enter the 458/MP12 4C/Gallardo territory with a competitor? Oh wait...they will... indecision

     


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    Re: McLaren MP124C Ups The Ante

    Heist:
    Just read the MP will gain 25hp for 2013 taking it up to 616bhp. Your move Maranello.

    This is a really smart move by McLaren to get more brand loyalty from existing owners who will get the power upgrade for free - I can't think of any other manufacturer that would do that.

     


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    RC:

     

    Still...the MP12 4C is a very interesting product and I wonder why Porsche doesn't finally enter the 458/MP12 4C/Gallardo territory with a competitor? Oh wait...they will... indecision

     

    Am waiting anxiously for more data on this car. Is it still code named 961 despite that having been used before?


    Re: McLaren MP124C Ups The Ante

    crayphile:
    Heist:
    Just read the MP will gain 25hp for 2013 taking it up to 616bhp. Your move Maranello.

    This is a really smart move by McLaren to get more brand loyalty from existing owners who will get the power upgrade for free - I can't think of any other manufacturer that would do that.

     

    Have to admit, that is noteworthy of McLaren and puts a shot across the bow of all the other exotic manufacturers. 

    In a way this is part and parcel of McLaren's ideology of total customer service. 

    The F1 for instance came with it's own modem and data cable. When owners had a problem they could have the car dial into McLaren and  a technician could run codes and diagnose the problem and make parameter changes or clear faults remotely. 


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    I don't know if this has been already posted but I really trust Tiff Needell, he is not like the clowns from Top Gear

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahsIOVx93zs

    If this is true, I haven't had the chance to drive the McLaren myself, this would be sad.

    On the other hand, the Ferrari F458 Italia really set the bar very high, I was very surprised how good and refined this car is, even compared to a 997 Turbo S. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S (at Porsche right now), BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: McLaren MP124C Ups The Ante

    I am hoping to see the Mclaren GT street version.  The 458 Scuderia is not too far off and that is going to up the ante for track cars, it will be interesting to see if Mclaren go for a pure track version or they continue with a do everything car (i have not driven but from what I see they may be able to do both).  


     
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