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Potentially adding a 720 to my garage

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  1. noone1

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    The reality is all of these cars are barely exploitable on public roads. I wanted to get a 720, but I wasn't seeing the spec I wanted, and they weren't depreciating much (yet). I figured I would wait until I found what I wanted. I got a chance to drive a 570 and was hugely impressed and decided I would go that route (if the right car came along). It did, and over the past few months, unless I am in the middle of nowhere, there is no place to explore that car's capabilities. The 720 or GT2RS must be even worse. I don't know where (or if) it is going to stop, but performance cars just keep pushing the envelope.

    I have been an HPDE instructor for a long time and I am not a cruiser by any stretch of the imagination. Also, based on my on track experience, unless drivers have some how magically gotten hugely better, there has to be a lot of stained underwear! :) I am amazed that there hasn't been more of these cars that have ended up wrapped around trees... and since every knucklehead with a cell phone camera seems to follow us around. You know any dumb move ends up on the web.

    I do have a track day scheduled and I can't wait to see what I can do with this car.
     
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    #353 IPO1, Nov 8, 2018
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    I think the 570 is a great car. Heck I might end up buying a used one and wait until Performante comes in...or grab 720.

    As to RS I had a 16 as well and loved it on and off track. The sound and feel I get when driving just makes me smile like no other. 19 is even faster around track so I hear...we'll see. I'm no Lewis Hamilton, just a car nut that goes to track a 3-4 times a year when time allows.

    Certainly either Mac makes a better daily.
     
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  5. SoCal to az

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    My 16 rs was great and I put about 2000 miles on it in a year. But the seats are tough to get in and out of- not impossible by any means but not the most ideal.
     
  6. SoCal to az

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    Man I’m jonesing to get home. Got the car, and now am in Charlotte from wed to Sunday. Good news is car is getting the clear bra done right now as I’m on the road. I took Monday off and gonna go do some spirited driving. I’m amazed at how much I miss the drive.

    I’m a convert to mclaren. Thoroughly impressed!
     
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    No doubt they are awkward to get in and out due to how high the lip is on them, but once in they are the most comfortable buckets my butt has ever touched. I can do hours and no issues.
     
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    Agree!
     
  9. SoCal to az

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    I had bucket seats in my 18 Touring which are supposedly the same as the rs seats but the touring seats felt so much more comfortable than even the rs.
     
  10. Ingenere

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    So, I'm guessing short skirts are tough to have any dignity on entry/exit! :)
     
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  11. IPO1

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    Depends on how you define dignity ;)
     
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    Weather will be extra cool. Even better !


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  13. SoCal to az

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    Yes. Going to enjoy Monday! Dino- coffee??
     
  14. Ingenere

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  15. SoCal to az

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    Nope. Been in the east coast since wed. Back tomorrow night.
     
  16. SoCal to az

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    Nice mclaren orange 720 in the pic! :)
     
  17. Ingenere

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    God! Those things are a dime a dozen! :)

    What time on Monday were you thinking?
     
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    Ive got the day off. You tell me. I’ll make it work.
     
  19. Ingenere

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    Let me check my schedule...
     
  20. IPO1

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    You all really should just exchange numbers rather than using forum for personal schedules :rolleyes:

    Makes life easier...
     
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    Man- I dont know if im the only one experiencing this but never have I had so many people take videos, selfies etc at stoplights, driving etc. Ferrari 488 got some good attention, bbut this is another level.
     
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    All the time, young, old, men, women - people freak out. I had some guy chase me down in a moving truck, I saw him driving like a maniac to catch up. Next thing you know he is hanging out the window to shoot video on his mobile.

    I've even had several cops pull up next to me and give thumbs up.

    These cars seem to make people happy. I think part if it is that they are relatively rare and they look like hyper cars.
     
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    Maybe it's the wife's new Patek ;)
     
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    Unreal. Some dude almost got into an accident trying to take a video of me. Never seen anything like this with Porsche and Ferrari
     
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