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      01-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #45
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Really awesome car. I never really warmed to the looks of MP4-12C (worst name ever) and I see them daily as my office is on the same road as the dealer prep/inventory center. They literally have 6-10 of them on the lot at any given time. This, however, is a very different beast. It looks fantastic!

Are you guys giants or is the car pretty small?
The normal Mclaren F1 was not to pretty either



The LM's & GTR's were badass though

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Is that Mclaren molded into the tires?
It's not. It actually says Pirelli.
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interesting to note the Rims aren't flush with the body (like we have a tendency to do with our cars a la spacers), but subtly tucked in...must help with lowering wind resistance at high speeds.
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It's not. It actually says Pirelli.
The tread says McLaren, you're looking at the sidewall.
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interesting to note the Rims aren't flush with the body (like we have a tendency to do with our cars a la spacers), but subtly tucked in...must help with lowering wind resistance at high speeds.
Function vs. trendy design; function won out.
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The tread says McLaren, you're looking at the sidewall.
You're right. Those letters are pretty large though. It's a meaningful reduction of contact patch. Unless they are actually not molded but actually just using a diffferent color compound to achieve the effect.
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You're right. Those letters are pretty large though. It's a meaningful reduction of contact patch. Unless they are actually not molded but actually just using a diffferent color compound to achieve the effect.
I'm sure these tires are just meant for show
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You're right. Those letters are pretty large though. It's a meaningful reduction of contact patch. Unless they are actually not molded but actually just using a diffferent color compound to achieve the effect.
I'm sure that's just the show car tire, the production car will almost certainly come on some form of Michelins, possibly with a Big Mac specific compound, but regular PSS or Pilot Cup tread.
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its going to be one hell of a car!! n i think it looks great
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its going to be one hell of a car!! n i think it looks great
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You said you got to see the interior. Was it center seating like the F1? Also I take it you don't have any pictures of the interior do you?
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Holy balls, I can't wait to this the non-show version.
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You said you got to see the interior. Was it center seating like the F1? Also I take it you don't have any pictures of the interior do you?
I wasn't allowed to take pictures of the interior, but it is the same seating as the mp4-12c, There is a lot of matte carbon fiber and alcantera and my favorite part is the section of roof both of the drivers side and passengers side is see-through from the inside out. I liked being able to see the ceiling or what would normally the sky.
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The normal Mclaren F1 was not to pretty either

The LM's & GTR's were badass though
The F1 LM is one of my all time favorite car designs but I also love the "plain McLaren F1" as well.
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