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    Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    Spent a wonderful day last weekend just driving the Ferrari F40 and McLaren 675LT Spider.  Here's the write up on it:

    https://karenable.com/joy-of-driving-the-f40-675lt-spider/

    Thoughts and comments?

    What car do you most enjoy driving?


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    A very graphic way of writing. Puts the lecturer right in there. Very pleasing for a petrolhead. 

    I love the two cars. F40 is probably my biggest fantasy.

    On my level,with my very limited collection, the car I enjoy the most driving around my area is my 964. It has 218k km and I use it as my daily driver. The nice thing is that my 18 year old son is now also using it and it is also his favorite car to drive amongst the ones he is allowed to.


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    Wonderful piece as usual, thanks for sharing. Glad you finished your day with the Mrs on the BeneteauSmiley


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    rhino:

    Wonderful piece as usual, thanks for sharing. Glad you finished your day with the Mrs on the BeneteauSmiley

    Thanks.  Somehow the boat was a really fitting place to end the day.


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    Thanks for the very entertaining review. 

    Putting the long term value issues of F40 vs 675 aside (clearly the F40 would always win), if you had to keep just one of these two for an annual solo driving blast, which one would it be? In other words, does one give you more driving pleasure?


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    sevoman:

    Thanks for the very entertaining review. 

    Putting the long term value issues of F40 vs 675 aside (clearly the F40 would always win), if you had to keep just one of these two for an annual solo driving blast, which one would it be? In other words, does one give you more driving pleasure?

     

    This is like asking which one is your favorite child.

    I've had the F40 for over 15 years so its the one that's always going to win in that situation. That having been said, the 675LT is the more versatile usable car.


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    How did the Kevlar hold up for those years?  Kevlar, while strong in tension, has real issues when under compression and is hydrophilic. Many years ago I was involved in small aircraft manufacturer and the previous design team relied on Kevlar for the overall structure.  The manufacturing difficulties including using ruby blades to cut the cloth material paled in comparison to the other factors listed above especially when time is factored in. 


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    Great account of what sounds like a day well spent. How was the lunch at the boat? 


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    CGX car nut:

    How did the Kevlar hold up for those years?  Kevlar, while strong in tension, has real issues when under compression and is hydrophilic. Many years ago I was involved in small aircraft manufacturer and the previous design team relied on Kevlar for the overall structure.  The manufacturing difficulties including using ruby blades to cut the cloth material paled in comparison to the other factors listed above especially when time is factored in. 

     

    No issues with it that I can see.  So far its held up well.


    Re: Joy of Driving: The F40 & McLaren 675LT Spider

    Enmanuel:

    Great account of what sounds like a day well spent. How was the lunch at the boat? 

    Lunch was really good.  Had lobster rolls.


     
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