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458 Italia has some competition - MP4-12C

How will the new McLaren stack up against the 458I ?

YouTube - MP4-12C PROTOTYPE DRIVE FOR MEDIA.wmv

This is a very exciting contender. McLaren claims iron brakes can be lighter than CCBs
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IMHO the 'Mc' doesn't really engage the 'wow' factor like the 458. Maybe in the flesh it is different but when the first images/videos of the 458 came out, one absolutely knew it was stunning without even seeing it in the metal.

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I've seen the Mclaren a couple of times now and wasn't personally taken by it's looks. To my eyes had it worn a Lotus badge I could easily have seen this design as the new Lotus Esprit. It looks dated to me next to the simplicity of the 458.

The performance stats being quoted on the Pistonheads link are a bit naughty as well. I received an e-mailshot from Mclaren on Monday and they quote the 0-62 figure as 3.3 seconds on standard tyres and 3.1 on the Corsa tyres. Ferrari's time is for standard tyres.
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Iain's Lotus comment hit it right on the head for my judgment in its styling. Great comparison!
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