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    Exit 458 Italia.... enter MP4-12C

    Here are a few quick iPhone shots of my new McLaren MP4-12C which replaces my 458 coupe today. I have deferred the 458 Spider whilst I run the McLaren. The car has taken a lot of flak from less than open-minded individuals, but I find it has real presence in the metal, and jaw dropping performance on the road and the track. The suspension system takes some getting used to, but the brake steer technology is very useful for those of us that are less than F1 drivers! The clarity, and  layout  of the dash, along with the user interface for vehicle settings etc are in my view unsurpassed by any other vehicle. I will post better photos in due course once the car has been detailed. In the meantime its always a pleasure to share with other Rennteamers.

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    Wow kiss Look forward to more pics...


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    Nice! kiss More pics please indecision


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    987.1 Boxster S in Arctic Silver. OZ Racing Ultraleggera Wheels, H&R Monotube Coil-Over Suspension, H&R Anti-Roll Bars, Sachs Racing Clutch, Single-Mass Flywheel, IPD Plenum, GT3 Throttle Body, Recaro Pole Position Seats, PSE, Alpine Head Unit and Amplifier, Focal Speakers


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    Very nice surprise! kiss

    The MP4-12C has really grown on me and I guess your 458 won't be missed that much.

    Awaiting your detailed report, especially compared to the 458. wink


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    cant wait to hear a real world owner report of 458 vs MP4-12C!


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    derder:

    cant wait to hear a real world owner report of 458 vs MP4-12C!

    My thoughts exactly.

    Congrats ! I've always thought the MP4 is a great car.


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    Congratulations


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    I also found that the car looks much better in the flesh then on photos. I like it very much . Congrats 


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    Very cool, congrats!

    Is the suspension indeed as bizarrely compliant as reports say?


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    Fantastic caliber,wheel color combo !!! Looking forward to yr comparison kiss


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    The GT3 variant seems to have quite an appetite for flames, I love it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Glp0Scj6GM&feature=player_embedded#!


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    Wonderful - many congrats :)


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    Porker:

    Is the suspension indeed as bizarrely compliant as reports say?

    Yes it is. In Normal mode the car can feel a little "floaty" until one gets used to it. I'll do a proper report once I have driven it enough.


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    Congrats,just got mine back form last update,lucky for you you are in the UK...


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    crayphile:
    Porker:

    Is the suspension indeed as bizarrely compliant as reports say?

    Yes it is. In Normal mode the car can feel a little "floaty" until one gets used to it. I'll do a proper report once I have driven it enough.

    Enjoy her in good health Smiley

    Also, please post some interior pictures.


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     Awesome, Congrats!


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    lovely.....congrats kiss

    if i lived in europe i would have one too. without thinking twice.


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    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone . I will be sure to post more pics / driving impressions once I have enough miles under the belt.


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    Congratulations.

    You'll be one of the rare few who can give a full and detailed experience of the difference of both the driving experience and ownership (Dealer treatment and support, maintenance, reliability).

    And fwiw, while I have not completely warmed up to the either the styling of the 458 or MP, the MP in GT3 cladding looks sexy to me. This is the way McLaren should have launched the road version.


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    Many congrats - can't wait for your next driving report and many more pics with, maybe, a video and sound track...kiss

     


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    Congrats!


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    Wow indeed! Love the color. Congratulations.

     


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    nice color and  wheel type . Congratulations .....  i love this combo


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    Congrats on the new car! I for one am really looking forward to some real world report. When I couldn't get an allocation for the RS 4.0, I thought about placing an order for this. The noise from the press at the time swayed me away. 


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    Can you compare the 458 to the M12 now that you have owned it for over a month?


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    Missed to comment in the first place but was about to ask the same? The car actually looks gorgeous in orange.

    What are your impressions after a few months of ownership, especially in comparison to the 458?

    kiss


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    nberry:

    Can you compare the 458 to the M12 now that you have owned it for over a month?

    Sorry for the delay - snowed under at work. I will post in detail with more photos in the next couple of days


     
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