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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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McLaren 2nd fastest on the Top Gear test Track (MP4-12C)

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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #2
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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #4
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Fast + ugly = fail

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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #5
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I don't think it's ugly.
After that lap time it's looking better. Kind of like a slightly boring looking girl who really performs.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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It's just not that super wide tire low slung mean fucking look that I prefer. In a car. Not a woman.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 07:47 AM   #7
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Fast + ugly = fail

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I agree on the ugly part. There was a white one...WITH FACTORY MATCHING WHITE WHEELS...at C&C a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't impressed at all. You'd think with that price tag, it would have more impressive presence.

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Its kinda like a Panamera Turbo.....

You buy one so you don't have to look at it from the outside!!! Can't argue with the performance though.

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It's a me-too IMO. The market is saturated....which is both a good and a bad thing for enthusiasts
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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #10
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It's a me-too IMO.
May look (at least a bit) like a me-too, but it ran like a champ.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 04:54 AM   #11
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Amazing technology and performance + looks fairly average.

GTR anyone?
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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #13
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I agree on the ugly part. There was a white one...WITH FACTORY MATCHING WHITE WHEELS...at C&C a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't impressed at all. You'd think with that price tag, it would have more impressive presence.


The white looks good, especially with the blacked out side scallops (minus the hideous white wheels of course).

I don't care for the two side scallops on the car, reminds me of the Saleen S7 (which I think is ugly as well). Reminds me of the Pontiac Benneville...
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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #14
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I don't care for the two side scallops on the car, reminds me of the Saleen S7 (which I think is ugly as well). Reminds me of the Pontiac Benneville...
A Boneville that looks like an S7? Wholy shit, what year Boneville is that? I need one!

Agree with the white. If the same car had a Ferrari emblem on it and good looking wheels, it would get a much warmer reception, especially with that lap time.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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I'm not jumping on a band wagon either, but it ain't no ZR1. That Mclaren is science with no soul. A car designed by sci-fi geeks with a cool j.o.b.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #16
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Yeh I've seen a silver one down here and it did nothing for me, not that it's ugly, it just looks plain for a sports car and not many people paid attention to it... looks like they mixed some Ferrari 360 with whatever. 458 on the other hands looks sweet, first Ferrari I've liked in years. The MP4-12C has excellent performance no doubt, but it's been said to feel sterile/subdued vs competitors, like no character etc, even the engine note is muted.... all very odd since this is McLaren were talking about.
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Yeh I've seen a silver one down here and it did nothing for me, not that it's ugly, it just looks plain for a sports car and not many people paid attention to it... looks like they mixed some Ferrari 360 with whatever. 458 on the other hands looks sweet, first Ferrari I've liked in years. The MP4-12C has excellent performance no doubt, but it's been said to feel sterile/subdued vs competitors, like no character etc, even the engine note is muted.... all very odd since this is McLaren were talking about.
Let's be honest...most of these cars are just stupid fast now, whether it be a ZR1, ACR, GTR, 458, McLaren, Aventador...the list goes on and on. All of those cars have more than enough speed to get you in trouble. So, to me, the main thing is "How does this car make me feel when I drive it?" I think some of those cars likely just feel more alive than others and are more rewarding. Everyone who has driven a 458 has equated it to a religious experience. People rave about the savageness of the ZR1 and Viper. Reviews on the Aventador and McLaren have been more subdued saying that they are super fast, but almost too perfect. The GTR is obviously the king of fast, but dead if the reviews are to be believed.
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