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post #1 of 4 Old 05-18-2012, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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1st round with the enemy, Mclaren....

with only a handful locally, im already anticipating this new kid on the block, expecting it to be all over my mirrors from now on.

Today, no winner yet, due to both still in break-in, both with couple hundred miles.

but i drove the enemy for a few short blast stints in different modes and was really surprised they have much more modes than 458s, and u can really play with it like an air craft or video game. pretty fun. I prefer both tuggles in "T" and minus the active, which give the optional exhaust a nice bellow thats "almost" as good as a ferrari's.

Now, whoever designed the seat controls in the mac should be shot in the head.
and the guy who put the annoying parking distance buzzer there should be shot between the eyes. And why do i have to use all my might to close the doors??

ingress and exit in real life is cumbersome to say the least. Unlike what i felt when its in a showroom. we were all taking turns joy riding or driving and its worse than an aventador to get in and out.
didnt go too fast but it feels totally different from any car i know, the power is there, the brakes strong, cornering surgical, its like a big go kart. For those who say it aint fun, i dont know what ur talking about, u must not be going fast enough.

Of course, im used to the fcars slide in slide out feel, but the mac has this carving race car driving style thats very interesting.

will have to rack more miles to know more, but i think we will be seeing a lot of these, just like the dime a dozen 458s now.





















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post #2 of 4 Old 05-18-2012, 09:11 AM
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John- Beautiful photos of your Spider. When do you get the new wheels installed? Have to look and see if your originals will fit a California. Might be a market for that.

Yup, looks like they will fit fine and would be an extra 1/2" wider F&R for a California.

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Good read and look forward to more seat time experiences.

Hopefully be test driving the Mclaren on Tuesday up in Chicago.

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