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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    KresoF1:


    MP4-12C use biturbo engine in midengine layout and most of its coolers are at the back-design here follows the function...


    Well, the good old F355 already featured such layout. Smiley


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    Rossi:
    KresoF1:


    MP4-12C use biturbo engine in midengine layout and most of its coolers are at the back-design here follows the function...


    Well, the good old F355 already featured such layout. Smiley


    BTW, F355 is still one of my favourite designs. Somehow I still like it a lot.

    JUST... F355 did not feature biturbo engine.


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    palenimbus:

     F1 looks so much nicer!

     

    The MP4-C12 has such a clean and simplistic design, it is a real beauty.

    If I could afford it... Smiley


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    RC:
    palenimbus:

     F1 looks so much nicer!

     

    The MP4-C12 has such a clean and simplistic design, it is a real beauty.

    If I could afford it... Smiley


    Christian,

    I am positively supriesed with your positive opinion about MP4-12C.SmileySmiley

    This car is IMHO best news for world of sportscars.


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    RC:
    palenimbus:

     F1 looks so much nicer!

     

    The MP4-C12 has such a clean and simplistic design, it is a real beauty.

    If I could afford it... Smiley

    If only the rear wasn't so heavy, or the front more in proportion Ahhh and the wheels filled the wheel arches more.

    1269441080455mclaren-mp4-12c-2011-754478.jpg


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    to me , it lack a little ....TABASCO!


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    Repost? I hope not.

    The McLaren boys liked the car !


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    reginos:
    The McLaren boys liked the car !

     


    Is that really a surprise? Smiley
     

     


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    Rossi:
    reginos:
    The McLaren boys liked the car !

     


    Is that really a surprise? Smiley
     

     

    I'm sure that Ron Dennis put the exact words spoken,  in their contract.


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    Rossi:
    reginos:
    The McLaren boys liked the car !

     


    Is that really a surprise? Smiley
     

     

          As much as Michael used to love Ferrari.....but today he loves the SLS even more!
     


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    A great shot that show's off the F1's classic, not dated shape

     

    post mclaren.jpg


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    Dated? No way. Just timeless design

    mclarenf1.jpg

    mclaren-f1-supercars.jpg
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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    reginos:

    If only the rear wasn't so heavy, or the front more in proportion Ahhh and the wheels filled the wheel arches more.

    1269441080455mclaren-mp4-12c-2011-754478.jpg

     

     

    To me the best word to describe this design is "uninspired". It lacks imagination and identity.

    It looks like a design by a the typical tuner wanabee manufacturer that grabs and engine here, a chasis there, designs an exterior and seels it like a new car to try to compete with the big boys. Mayor "fail" designwise IMO.

     

    Their McLaren F1, now that was special and with character, instantly recognisable and still looks good to this day.


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    The F1 LM is just beyond words! No car has ever looked that good in orange.


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    Smiley at those pictures...

     

    on the mp4-12c: yes, the exterior design it's a little blunt but I would still buy one over the 458 Smiley but that's just me Smiley


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

     Hey Reginos - any idea what the Black car at the back is in that pic?  Not one I've seen before..  a prototype?


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    DaveGordon:

     Hey Reginos - any idea what the Black car at the back is in that pic?  Not one I've seen before..  a prototype?

     I'm pretty sure its a F1 GTR race car but without the livery or the wing. correct me if i'm wrong. Smiley


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    I believe that is a longtail version homologated for racing.


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    Yep, longtail... [link]


    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

     Thanks - interesting.  I remember reading that one of the design priorities of the F1 was short overhangs (the term low polar moment of inertia rings a bell..).  Intruiging that they compromised that goal for improved aero.


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    DaveGordon:

     Hey Reginos - any idea what the Black car at the back is in that pic?  Not one I've seen before..  a prototype?

    F1-GTR Long Tail.

    In race trim below in 1997.

    Fina_McLaren_F1_GTR.jpg


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    I really really want to like the MP4... but something just seems off to me... F1 still looks amazing after all these years.


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    Re: Side by side: McLaren F1 / MP4-12C

    IMO comparing this car to the F1 is not fair. McL already said they are planning a few models not just this one, and the MP4 is the bottom of the line not the F1 succesor, its meant to me downplayed to let the other top model be more impressive.


     
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