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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    MKSGR:

    I am very excited about the first reviews and tests Smiley

    You do seem excited!  But I'm curious as to why, as I seem to recall you were a bit lukewarm to the last McLaren you got to drive?  On the other hand, with your GT2 ownership you are one of the few here who has no real bias against turbo engines.  


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    4trac:
    MKSGR:

    I am very excited about the first reviews and tests Smiley

    You do seem excited!  But I'm curious as to why, as I seem to recall you were a bit lukewarm to the last McLaren you got to drive?  On the other hand, with your GT2 ownership you are one of the few here who has no real bias against turbo engines.  

    That is correct. I hope they got it much better this time Smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Nice drifts kiss

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWtdzPA2iS/?taken-by=mclarenauto


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    I hate that clicking on each gearshift - never understood why they do this on all cars.....


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Topspeed:

    Nice drifts kiss

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWtdzPA2iS/?taken-by=mclarenauto

    I never understood why people are that fascinated by drifts. It looks cool indeed but they ruin lap times and they destroy tires and put immense stress on the drivetrain. Smiley I am more interested in stability and how well the TC works on the 720S. Drifts in a 720 hp monster are no big deal.


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    RC:
    Topspeed:

    Nice drifts kiss

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWtdzPA2iS/?taken-by=mclarenauto

    I never understood why people are that fascinated by drifts. It looks cool indeed but they ruin lap times and they destroy tires and put immense stress on the drivetrain. Smiley I am more interested in stability and how well the TC works on the 720S. Drifts in a 720 hp monster are no big deal.


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    I agree!  Show me a good lap time from a car with great feedback for the driver instead!


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Eh, you can never really tell anything from a video anyway.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    noone1:

    Eh, you can never really tell anything from a video anyway.

    Meh!


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    bluelines:
    noone1:

    Eh, you can never really tell anything from a video anyway.

    Meh!

    Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Well, it's true. Car videos are more or less pointless. 


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    noone1:

    Well, it's true. Car videos are more or less pointless. 

    And boring...and pointless...and meh, we get it. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    I rarely watch a car video. Reading an article is much more informative.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Had to be posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAdjWhCwkXg

    Smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    SciFrog:

    I rarely watch a car video. Reading an article is much more informative.

    Some car videos are worth watching but drifting videos are more for the kids than adults in my opinion. Smiley 

    I love a good combo between driving and presenting a car. Not easy to find but there are some gems out there.


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Cool kiss

    It'll be interesting to see the laptimes for this thing start to come in!


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Youtubers a bit dissapointed. Too much of a GT car. Well, it replaces the 650S so...

    Specially Mr.JWW(675LT owner) at 4:17.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Pm6SFEuRA

     


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    ""Haydn Baker, the man who led development of the 720S, said his baby is quicker around a circuit than the 675LT was—exceeding the original engineering brief for the project—and admitted that it’s actually faster than the almighty 903-hp P1 around most tracks. That fact alone pretty much justifies the $290,000 price of admission.""


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Topspeed:

    Youtubers a bit dissapointed. Too much of a GT car. Well, it replaces the 650S so...

    Specially Mr.JWW(675LT owner) at 4:17.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Pm6SFEuRA

     

     

    These guys are trying to describe what I felt when driving the 650s: in the end, with the experience of driving other cars, you just feel if the package is right or not. On this level the equilibrium between all these fine qualities a super car needs is very difficult to achieve. The turbo s has it. The 488 has it. But these two cars operate on a very high level.

    I am still very excited to try the 720s. Maybe I will like it more than these two guys? Also, I am excited to see the lap times as this was a problem in the past as well. Paper preformance and real life performance are not necessarily the same... I am very excited about the news flow of the next months Smiley The design of the car looks very good in these videos.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Topspeed:

    Youtubers a bit dissapointed. Too much of a GT car. Well, it replaces the 650S so...

    Specially Mr.JWW(675LT owner) at 4:17.

    These guys are imbeciles. JWW is just an objectionable narcissist, and frankly doesn't even have that great a collection unlike my other love figure Mr Cartu Smiley.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO4mLNpcY1o

     


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Stupid question: Putting aside the power and expected performance of this engine...has anyone else noticed the crappy exhaust/engine sound? yes Wasn't there supposed to be some improvement? I watched various videos with the 720S in it and it always sounds the same and not very good (to me).


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    RC:

    Stupid question: Putting aside the power and expected performance of this engine...has anyone else noticed the crappy exhaust/engine sound? yes Wasn't there supposed to be some improvement? I watched various videos with the 720S in it and it always sounds the same and not very good (to me).

    You might be surprised but what I like about the 720s is exactly that it has quite a modest exhaust note... Good for daily use Smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    MKSGR:
    RC:

    Stupid question: Putting aside the power and expected performance of this engine...has anyone else noticed the crappy exhaust/engine sound? yes Wasn't there supposed to be some improvement? I watched various videos with the 720S in it and it always sounds the same and not very good (to me).

    You might be surprised but what I like about the 720s is exactly that it has quite a modest exhaust note... Good for daily use Smiley

    There is a button for that...on my R8. Smiley

    Anyway: Do you really think that a modest exhaust note sound matters when you look at how the 720S looks? This car basically screams "I'm an exotic supercar and expensive like hell...". Smiley Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    RC:
    MKSGR:
    RC:

    Stupid question: Putting aside the power and expected performance of this engine...has anyone else noticed the crappy exhaust/engine sound? yes Wasn't there supposed to be some improvement? I watched various videos with the 720S in it and it always sounds the same and not very good (to me).

    You might be surprised but what I like about the 720s is exactly that it has quite a modest exhaust note... Good for daily use Smiley

    There is a button for that...on my R8. Smiley

    Anyway: Do you really think that a modest exhaust note sound matters when you look at how the 720S looks? This car basically screams "I'm an exotic supercar and expensive like hell...". Smiley Smiley

    That is a good question... Maybe in black? Then the car might look small and few people could tell what it is?


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    The "problem" (if you are looking for a stealth super sportscar) with the 720S is: People usually don't have a clue how much a McLaren costs. Many have the price of the F1 in mind and whenever I talk to ordinary (non-petrol heads) people about McLaren, the first thing they say is "but this costs half a million, right?"...we were discussing the 570S of my jeweler. McLaren has the perception of a very high priced product with many people and this can be a serious problem in "our" social circles.

    Would I care (if I were you)? No. Not at all. 


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    RC:

    The "problem" (if you are looking for a stealth super sportscar) with the 720S is: People usually don't have a clue how much a McLaren costs. Many have the price of the F1 in mind and whenever I talk to ordinary (non-petrol heads) people about McLaren, the first thing they say is "but this costs half a million, right?"...we were discussing the 570S of my jeweler. McLaren has the perception of a very high priced product with many people and this can be a serious problem in "our" social circles.

    Would I care (if I were you)? No. Not at all. 

    Smiley Complicated...


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    MKSGR:
    RC:

    The "problem" (if you are looking for a stealth super sportscar) with the 720S is: People usually don't have a clue how much a McLaren costs. Many have the price of the F1 in mind and whenever I talk to ordinary (non-petrol heads) people about McLaren, the first thing they say is "but this costs half a million, right?"...we were discussing the 570S of my jeweler. McLaren has the perception of a very high priced product with many people and this can be a serious problem in "our" social circles.

    Would I care (if I were you)? No. Not at all. 

    Smiley Complicated...

    Not really. Depends on what you want. You don't have kids, so you don't have to worry about school, friends, etc.. This would be my major concern now, neighbors don't really matter anymore.


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    When I visited Whoopsy a couple of years ago and we drove around in his MP4-12, most people seemed to thnk it was a Lamborghini... angry


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