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Thumbs up The new McLaren MP4-12C (New McLaren Road Car) Unveiled.









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A link to more info and hi-res pics. -- McLaren MP4-12C: First batch of details and images surface — Autoblog

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Nice, but doesn't seem too Mclaren-ie... more Honda-ie
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Weighs 3000 lbs wet... 600 hp... Twin-turbo V8 revving to 8500 RPM... Mclaren developed, too.

Not bad.

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Itīs ok. Ie been waiting for this, expected more.
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Are you sure this is not an Evora?

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Are you sure this is not an Evora?
Ya, hints of R8, F430 and Evora. Def not an awe-inspiring design.
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So disappointed. This seems so pedestrian compared to my expectations.
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Nice enough, but what's with the front grill? Reminds me of the baleen of a whale.

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Oh Dear...

Derivative exterior, Cheap looking interior.

It looks like they lowered the bar.
Bland insipid exterior that is inoffensive to the greenies and the have-nots.
Tamed down performance as well.
More weight... if they could get down to 2800#.

The package as a whole does not tell me that passion went into the design and build.
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Nice enough, but what's with the front grill? Reminds me of the baleen of a whale.
Maybe it runs on Plankton? Dual fuel vehicle?

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I have the same feeling as the rest of you. It just doesn't hit home for me. I mean its a great looking car and I am sure its got killer performence but... The best way I can describe it is that when I saw the first images of the 458. I was excited! I just kept starting at the pictures, I had to send them to friends, people HAD to see it. This, I just calmly looked over the pictures and said meh not bad.
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I think its gorgeous. I love everything about it except the automatic transmission.
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Oh Dear...

Derivative exterior, Cheap looking interior.

It looks like they lowered the bar.
Bland insipid exterior that is inoffensive to the greenies and the have-nots.
Tamed down performance as well.
More weight... if they could get down to 2800#.

The package as a whole does not tell me that passion went into the design and build.
F1 FTW.

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The F1 was a million dollar car. This is a $250k car. 3000 lbs is less than any of its nearest competitors. One article I read made it clear that Mclaren was trying to make somewhat of a GT car here; a "London-to-Monaco" car. That explains the dual clutch auto box (doesn't explain the lacking interior, though...).

The design is not good; I agree. At least not in the front.

Apparently, they're also developing a halo car to be priced way beyond this car with insane performance numbers.

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Not a fan of styling. It has no personality. Too neutral (neutered?)
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The F1 was a million dollar car. This is a $250k car.
Good point. For the price, its really a good car. Can't compare it to the million dollar F1.

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I love the exterior. To me, it looks like a combo Carrera GT and Evora. The interior sucks donkey balls though.

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I think its great. does it look a little derivative, yes, but when everything is based on wind-tunnel testing, that's bound to happen. Certain shapes and features just work better. Its supposed to be Ferrari 458, Lambo LP560 competitor not a follow-on to the F1. The F1 successor is supposed to come out in 2011 and 2 yeras or so after that, their entry-level 911 competitor car is to be released. At least, that's what I've read.

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Seems a lot of the new cars have the same designer.
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