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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Are the PZero so bad in these conditions Smiley

    The PZero's are terrible tires and I am impatient to get rid of the original factory set on my Turbo S (991.1). I thought that I was prejuduiced because of my previous bad experience with every hi-end Pirelli set that I've ever had but then a few of my 911 friends told me that they even got rid of the factory Pirelli's immediately.

    So yeah, these are bad tires and the only reason we get them is probably some cost-saving by Porsche. On the other hand, I've never had Michelin's that I didn't like...winter or summer.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    MKSGR:

    Something very strange happened to me twice over the last days driving the PZero (991.2 turbo s) on wet roads (no aquaplaning). On one day it was about 7C, the other day maybe like 10C. When braking from about 100/120kph, leaving the Autobahn the car had extremely poor grip, ABS being active immediately and the car was sliding, would not stop until very late. I am still not sure what the reason for this is but it was extremely unusual and dangerously. On Cup tires I would expect this on wet surfaces and temperatures below 10C - but in the above scenario? I am still clueless Smiley Are the PZero so bad in these conditions Smiley

    Markus,

    Are you shure that it is related only to the tires? To me it sounds like combination of tires and brakes. 


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    KresoF1:
    MKSGR:

    Something very strange happened to me twice over the last days driving the PZero (991.2 turbo s) on wet roads (no aquaplaning). On one day it was about 7C, the other day maybe like 10C. When braking from about 100/120kph, leaving the Autobahn the car had extremely poor grip, ABS being active immediately and the car was sliding, would not stop until very late. I am still not sure what the reason for this is but it was extremely unusual and dangerously. On Cup tires I would expect this on wet surfaces and temperatures below 10C - but in the above scenario? I am still clueless Smiley Are the PZero so bad in these conditions Smiley

    Markus,

    Are you shure that it is related only to the tires? To me it sounds like combination of tires and brakes. 

    You think I should probably have it checked by the dealer? I am still not sure - theoretically it is possible that the grip level at these temperatures and on wet surface is indeed very low. I did not expect this however - so I am really surprised and also a bit worried Smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    I am not sure if this is related to your problem. Last time I had a Macan as a loaner and it was one of the first "cold" days but not below 10°C. I was driving my usual way to my golf course with the Macan in Sport or Sport Plus mode. Nearly every corner ESP started to flash and the car slowed remarkable down. I did have the feeling that the tires has lost all grip. I was late so I didn´t have time to check the tires. I switched the mode to Normal and the Macan began to drive "normal". It was a very strange behaviour of the car.


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    We are going off-topic - so this is McLaren topic and with them you do not have any problems when braking or driving. Just pure pleasure smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Herbaliser:

    Are the PZero so bad in these conditions Smiley

    The PZero's are terrible tires and I am impatient to get rid of the original factory set on my Turbo S (991.1). I thought that I was prejuduiced because of my previous bad experience with every hi-end Pirelli set that I've ever had but then a few of my 911 friends told me that they even got rid of the factory Pirelli's immediately.

    So yeah, these are bad tires and the only reason we get them is probably some cost-saving by Porsche. On the other hand, I've never had Michelin's that I didn't like...winter or summer.

    I couldn't agree less, sorry to say that. The new PZero N1 for the 991.2 Turbo S is one of the best road tires available on the market (look at how it performs in various reviews) but it may not be that good in the wet at lower temperatures. Also, when it is wet, you never really know if there is something else...like a watery mix of dirt, dissolved leaves or even oil or coolant liquid. This is why I am always careful in the wet.

    Also, I can assure you that Porsche using the PZero has not as much to do with cost as you think. Pirelli is very flexible when it comes to adapting tires to manufacturer needs and this is what makes Pirelli a good partner for manufacturers.

    I also noticed that the PZero is very tire pressure sensitive and works always best with the lowest recommended tire pressure. Unfortunately this is also the so called "comfort" tire pressure which limits speeds to under 270 kph.


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    ALDO:

    I am not sure if this is related to your problem. Last time I had a Macan as a loaner and it was one of the first "cold" days but not below 10°C. I was driving my usual way to my golf course with the Macan in Sport or Sport Plus mode. Nearly every corner ESP started to flash and the car slowed remarkable down. I did have the feeling that the tires has lost all grip. I was late so I didn´t have time to check the tires. I switched the mode to Normal and the Macan began to drive "normal". It was a very strange behaviour of the car.

    Maybe it is indeed the case that the new tire generations do not work well in the wet at temperatures below 15C or so Smiley This would mean: switching to winter tires earlier than usual.


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    RC:
     

    I also noticed that the PZero is very tire pressure sensitive and works always best with the lowest recommended tire pressure. Unfortunately this is also the so called "comfort" tire pressure which limits speeds to under 270 kph.

    I also use the comfort tire pressure Smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    I had a rare and exciting encounter today on the highway .  I drove behind the car for 10 minutes, the sight was disappointing for such a car . From the side and the front it was much better .

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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    I think the color is the problem, as weird as this may sound for a hypercar. yes


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Indeed the rear view is not the best angle 


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    RC:

    I think the color is the problem, as weird as this may sound for a hypercar. yes

    Exactly, a McLaren or Porsche is much nicer in understated colors. A Lambo is perfect in lime green or acid yellow Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Bright colors are perfect for a McLaren, that orange P1 I see very week is just stunning. Black should be reserved for Mercedes class S and limos... My next two cars will be red with black roof and volcanic orange smiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    http://www.motor1.com/news/127495/bac-mono-faster-mclaren-p1/

    The best part is, its street legalSmiley


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    kingjr9000:

    http://www.motor1.com/news/127495/bac-mono-faster-mclaren-p1/

    The best part is, its street legalSmiley

    In UK maybe.... over here? Smiley


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    4trac:
    kingjr9000:

    http://www.motor1.com/news/127495/bac-mono-faster-mclaren-p1/

    The best part is, its street legalSmiley

    In UK maybe.... over here? Smiley

    Under the kit car law its available for the US, much like the Atom and SCG003 are.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    https://youtu.be/4kCd1JIEBis

    McLaren P1 (Trofeo)  Chris Harris  1:51.78
    McLaren P1 (Corsa)  Chris Harris 1:53.57
    Porsche 918 Spyder  Chris Harris  1:53.98
    Ferrari LaFerrari  Chris Harris  1:54.25


    McLaren 675LT  Peter Soderbergh 1:54.7


    Ferrari 458 Speciale  Chris Harris  1:58.20
    Ferrari F12 Berlinetta  Chris Harris  1:59.00
    Honda CBR1000RR  Miguel Praia  2:02.20
    Porsche 911 GT3 (991)  Chris Harris  2:03.02
    Porsche Cayman GT4 (981)  Walter Rohr  2:03.88
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage S  Chris Harris  2:08.40
    Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy R  Chris Harris  2:10.20
    BMW M3 (F80)  Chris Harris  2:10.70


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    This can only mean one of two thing:

    1. Chris Harris is an overrated and sucky driver
    2. The 675LT is nearly as good as the P1, 918, Laferrari

    Take your pick. Mine is 1


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    kingjr9000:

    https://youtu.be/4kCd1JIEBis

    McLaren P1 (Trofeo)  Chris Harris  1:51.78
    McLaren P1 (Corsa)  Chris Harris 1:53.57
    Porsche 918 Spyder  Chris Harris  1:53.98
    Ferrari LaFerrari  Chris Harris  1:54.25


    McLaren 675LT  Peter Soderbergh 1:54.7

    You are aware that you cannot really compare times because you don't know if road conditions were comparable? Asphalt temperature can be a bitch, same goes to humidity (incl. the air).

    Last but not least, the 675LT is friggin fast...this is no secret. Some chassis setups also go well with certain track setups, others don't. 


    Ferrari 458 Speciale  Chris Harris  1:58.20
    Ferrari F12 Berlinetta  Chris Harris  1:59.00
    Honda CBR1000RR  Miguel Praia  2:02.20
    Porsche 911 GT3 (991)  Chris Harris  2:03.02
    Porsche Cayman GT4 (981)  Walter Rohr  2:03.88
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage S  Chris Harris  2:08.40
    Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy R  Chris Harris  2:10.20
    BMW M3 (F80)  Chris Harris  2:10.70

    Same here... Chris Harris may not be the best driver in the world but he definitely isn't slow (yes, drifting skills don't say much about driving skills...this may surprise many...but looking at Chris Harris' videos, I consider him to be a very capable and skilled driver).


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    RC:
    kingjr9000:

    https://youtu.be/4kCd1JIEBis

    McLaren P1 (Trofeo)  Chris Harris  1:51.78
    McLaren P1 (Corsa)  Chris Harris 1:53.57
    Porsche 918 Spyder  Chris Harris  1:53.98
    Ferrari LaFerrari  Chris Harris  1:54.25


    McLaren 675LT  Peter Soderbergh 1:54.7

    You are aware that you cannot really compare times because you don't know if road conditions were comparable? Asphalt temperature can be a bitch, same goes to humidity (incl. the air).

    Last but not least, the 675LT is friggin fast...this is no secret. Some chassis setups also go well with certain track setups, others don't. 


    Ferrari 458 Speciale  Chris Harris  1:58.20
    Ferrari F12 Berlinetta  Chris Harris  1:59.00
    Honda CBR1000RR  Miguel Praia  2:02.20
    Porsche 911 GT3 (991)  Chris Harris  2:03.02
    Porsche Cayman GT4 (981)  Walter Rohr  2:03.88
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage S  Chris Harris  2:08.40
    Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy R  Chris Harris  2:10.20
    BMW M3 (F80)  Chris Harris  2:10.70

    Same here... Chris Harris may not be the best driver in the world but he definitely isn't slow (yes, drifting skills don't say much about driving skills...this may surprise many...but looking at Chris Harris' videos, I consider him to be a very capable and skilled driver).

    First: How did you break up the quotes like that? Next, yeah, i know about the different factors, especially temp.  But its still funny to see it so close to the P1 regardless, especially when you factor in the power and aeroSmiley


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    This will be interesting to see how far they've advanced their hybrid tech.

    http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2016/11/14/EXCLUSIVE-Reborn-McLaren-F1-Confirmed-For-Production-7736425/


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Okay, new info on P14: 720hp, 50kg less than 650s, and potentially 4liter engine.

     

     


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    One member on here would know most about a 3 seat mso car. Maybe he'll chime in. I've never heard anything official about it.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Ron Dennis steps down as McLaren Technology Group boss http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mclaren/97725/ron-dennis-steps-down-as-mclaren-technology-group-boss




    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    Did McLAren just offered the possibility to have up to 12 years warranty on its models? If true that just adds to the consumer friendly and constant updates that they are doing. I would seriously consider a 4 seater car from them...


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    I just Googled at and apparently so. That's pretty nice I guess, though the warranties aren't exactly cheap. Another 9 years on top of the first 3 will run you about $40-50K. It's good though for resale and those who want to buy used.


    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    What does the warranty cover? And do you still have to pay for regular service at the dealer?
    Isn't that pretty expensive? You have your regular maintenance and on top op that you pay roughly 5k per year in case something extraordinary might fail? And on top of that you still have to insure it!


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    Re: McLaren on a winning streak

    McLaren unveils 675LT with 40 percent more carbon fiber

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1107737_mclaren-unveils-675lt-with-40-percent-more-carbon-fiber

     

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