This year I turned 60 and decided to rent a really nice car. I rented a McLaren MP4-12C in volcanic orange.
As is my custom, I take as many of my co-workers, friends and family as I can out for a ride during the 24 hour rental period. I slept just 5 hours so that I could spend more time in the car. The car was orange, my shirt was orange, and I gave away orange flowers too. I felt 16 not 60 if only for one day!
The butterfly doors were a crowd pleaser. Cornering was sensational, much flatter than my Elise. I also liked the door entry. There are no traditional handles. Instead you sweep your hand under the door and if you are lucky it unlocks.
I absolutely loved the speed of the car. The sound was not as entertaining as the Ferrari 360 I rented years ago. I suppose though that you could probably throw on a different exhaust if need be.
I was even lucky enough to find an orange Lotus Europa parked in a mall near my house. I'd never seen an Europa in person before. I stopped to take a photo and to chat with the owner.
2012 McLaren MP4-12C
Best - FAST with very flat cornering.
Worst - Bland sound during normal driving.
2009 Saffron Elise
1986 Toyota Tercel - RIP Oct 20/2012
Last edited by David Craig; 07-17-2018 at 12:16 PM.