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post #1 of 11 Old 02-25-2011, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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458 vs. MP4

Pinched from another forum, but I thought the F-Life members might enjoy the analogy (sorry Iain )


In this months Top Gear mag Clarkson sums up the McL against the 458 with an interesting metaphor....

"Let me put it this way. The Ferrari is a pair of stockings. The Mclaren is a pair of tights. Scientifically and mathematically and practically the Mclaren is better. And yet somehow, it isn't"

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Brilliant :-) I think most of us would agree with JC on this!

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Somehow, he hit it spot on.
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It's nice to have a choice and competition is good for the breed. I am still going after the 458 as my next F-Car the more I see it, the more I love it..........Steve
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If I had the money I would buy one of each immediately and enjoy their peculiarities and personalities back to back, over and over again. The McLaren is the only head to head competitor to the 458, in soul, heart, heritage and technology.

The only really big issue I have with the McLaren is the uber-boring logotype design. Luckily, that is not a big issue.

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If I had the money I would buy one of each immediately and enjoy their peculiarities and personalities back to back, over and over again.
You're not talking about the tights and stockings now are you Capo?!

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You're not talking about the tights and stockings now are you Capo?!
Only if the tights and the stockings contain girls...

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My word - you were quick to clarify that one Capo!!!

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458 has more legroom than MP4.
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458 has more legroom than MP4.
Hence the msg from Capo about the girls needed to be added.....Hahahaha!!!!!!!!



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458 has more legroom than MP4.
Both are pretty good though.
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