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As my car sets to be loaded onto a transport in a few hours, I couldn't help but to bask in its beauty. It reminded me that just two weeks ago, I had a unexpected event with the owner of McLaren P1.
I was attending a West Chester, Pa cars and coffee and there was a P1 there. We happened to leave at the same time and while on the 4 lane 202, the owner of the P1 ushered me to stop along side of him. As I complied, he exclaimed, "I love your car". I told him that I loved his more, naturally and we giggled like a couple of car geeks. It was a simple gesture, but profound in that fact that he was actually driving the P1 at the time! As if there wasn't anything more important on his mind.
Just wanted to share.
 

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Aren't we kind of the same type of people...we both like niche car makers. Cars that are rare, beautiful, have great lines and are over priced. The main difference is that their wallets are larger.

In my case, if I had the extra cash, I would easily chose the McLaren over the "mass produced" Ferrari and Lambo. I bet Spyker owners are "like us" too.
 

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The princess and the chamber maid have the same mutual interest.
 

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It reminded me of the time I was on my way to an exotic car group drive. I saw a 12C ahead of me, and decided to chase him down for a closer look. I was so impressed as I had never actually seen one on the road. When their window came down, it was the passenger in the 12C that was taking a picture of my Evora.-eek- I'm thinking, shouldn't this be the other way around?
 

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It reminded me of the time I was on my way to an exotic car group drive. I saw a 12C ahead of me, and decided to chase him down for a closer look. I was so impressed as I had never actually seen one on the road. When their window came down, it was the passenger in the 12C that was taking a picture of my Evora.-eek- I'm thinking, shouldn't this be the other way around?
They were probably taking a pic of you taking a pic of them :D
 

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I think when you own something as silly as a p1 it is refreshing to see something a bit more accessible. Where can you really unleash a p1 anyway? Where do you
Park it.... So expensive... I would constantly be worried about it in public
 

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I was starting to wonder if I was the only one who thinks the new breed of McLarens looks a bit absurd. You can't argue with the performance, but they really are stylistically baroque. They kind of remind me of the Batmobile. I much prefer the relatively understated lines of the MP4. Not that anybody cares what I think, since I'm not about to pony up the dough for one.
 

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there was a guy at the scottsdale cars and coffee last month came up to me and said "man that thing looks badass, it must move *pointing at my turbo*" i asked him what he drives...copper p1 with gumball/goldrush stickers on it :0

in complete aww. lotus is just one of those cars that no matter what somebody drives, is into, etc, they respect them.
 

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I think when you own something as silly as a p1 it is refreshing to see something a bit more accessible. Where can you really unleash a p1 anyway? Where do you
Park it.... So expensive... I would constantly be worried about it in public
You and I would worry about those practical world things. We're in a different demographic. When you are able to afford a P1, you have little reason to worry. It's a toy.
 

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Aren't we kind of the same type of people...we both like niche car makers. Cars that are rare, beautiful, have great lines and are over priced. The main difference is that their wallets are larger.

In my case, if I had the extra cash, I would easily chose the McLaren over the "mass produced" Ferrari and Lambo. I bet Spyker owners are "like us" too.
exactly!
 

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Speaking of the company we keep, I sent to a Raleigh Cars & Coffee a few weeks ago. I was early so I just parked in an empty row and see who came over. First was an Elise, then a Gallardo. After a while, there were 7 cars, an Elise, 2 Evoras (including mine), 3 Gallardos and.... a Messerschmit. Not the plane but the 50's micro car. They all attracted a diverse set of on lookers.
 

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Aren't we kind of the same type of people...we both like niche car makers. Cars that are rare, beautiful, have great lines and are over priced. The main difference is that their wallets are larger.

In my case, if I had the extra cash, I would easily chose the McLaren over the "mass produced" Ferrari and Lambo. I bet Spyker owners are "like us" too.
Hmmm - not sure I jive with that.

I'm sure many P1 buyers aren't buying them because they dig niche manufacturers. They are probably buying them a) because they are insanely fast bonkers performance cars (ours aren't), b) the last McLaren super car is selling at about $10M more than it sold for originally and c) it's the best of the best (along with the 918, Huayra and LaFerrari).
 

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Speaking of the company we keep, I sent to a Raleigh Cars & Coffee a few weeks ago. I was early so I just parked in an empty row and see who came over. First was an Elise, then a Gallardo. After a while, there were 7 cars, an Elise, 2 Evoras (including mine), 3 Gallardos and.... a Messerschmit. Not the plane but the 50's micro car. They all attracted a diverse set of on lookers.
The Messerschmidt KR200 is an AMAZING car. I'm fortunate to have driven one (with the crazy steering wheel). Might me the most enjoyable car I've ever driven (for very specific reasons). Crazy valuable though. The one I looked at needed a bunch of cosmetic work and the asking price (about 3 years ago) was $25K.
 

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I was starting to wonder if I was the only one who thinks the new breed of McLarens looks a bit absurd. You can't argue with the performance, but they really are stylistically baroque. They kind of remind me of the Batmobile. I much prefer the relatively understated lines of the MP4. Not that anybody cares what I think, since I'm not about to pony up the dough for one.
I absolutely love what McLaren is making. Inside and out!
 

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The Messerschmidt KR200 is an AMAZING car. I'm fortunate to have driven one (with the crazy steering wheel). Might me the most enjoyable car I've ever driven (for very specific reasons). Crazy valuable though. The one I looked at needed a bunch of cosmetic work and the asking price (about 3 years ago) was $25K.
This year a nice one sold at auction for somewhere over $200,000. I've wanted one for decades but I have always been behind the price point. Same with old Vespas, Dinos...
 

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As my car sets to be loaded onto a transport in a few hours, I couldn't help but to bask in its beauty. It reminded me that just two weeks ago, I had a unexpected event with the owner of McLaren P1.
I was attending a West Chester, Pa cars and coffee and there was a P1 there. We happened to leave at the same time and while on the 4 lane 202, the owner of the P1 ushered me to stop along side of him. As I complied, he exclaimed, "I love your car". I told him that I loved his more, naturally and we giggled like a couple of car geeks. It was a simple gesture, but profound in that fact that he was actually driving the P1 at the time! As if there wasn't anything more important on his mind.
Just wanted to share.
all car people appreciate others- great community
 
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