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The official MP4-12C Thread

Discussion in 'British' started by Superquant, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2010
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    I asked for a December 11 or Jan 12 delivery in US.
     
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  3. NSXLuvr

    NSXLuvr Formula Junior

    Oct 3, 2006
    559
    Tx
    Full Name:
    Ritesh
    Where is he?

    I am trying to delay delivery until 2012.
     
  4. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
    Owner

    Jul 2, 2002
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    I wonder how many they are building a Week? I'm told there are only 15 (London) VIP cars ahead of Customer cars
     
  5. GT-TT

    GT-TT Rookie

    Apr 20, 2011
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    He is in the UK, ordered over 1 yr ago and is on VIP list i suspect.
     
  6. andy c

    andy c Formula Junior

    Feb 19, 2011
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    the VIP list is for major shareholders and employees and possibly some F1 owners,but not all as i think Jay leno is getting his sometime in august
     
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  8. cka

    cka Formula 3

    Oct 12, 2009
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    I am expecting mine in Nov. Just spec the car a couple of days ago. Looking forward to it.
     
  9. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2010
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    It's awfully quiet on this thread. Anyone put in their final order and want to share?
     
  10. andy c

    andy c Formula Junior

    Feb 19, 2011
    260
    Not sure if ive posted this before!
    volcano (midlife crisis) orange
    lightweight wheels in silver
    std brakes
    carbon interior pack
    iris
    carbon engine covers
    black leather/ alcantara with orange stiching
    parking sensors
    std seats
    chassis number 79
    build date 20th june
    sure ive missed somethings its been on order a long time!!!
     
  11. krzys@earthlink.net

    krzys@earthlink.net Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2007
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    Darien, ct
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    Krzysztof
    Same color as mine, but I am surprised you are going with silver instead of shadow wheels.
     
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  13. cka

    cka Formula 3

    Oct 12, 2009
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    king
    Following are my specs:

    McLaren Orange
    CF turning vanes
    CF engine bay panels
    Sports exhaust
    CF interior
    Iris(compulsory)
    Alcantara/Black Leather interior
    Contrast stitching in Orange
    Electric seats
    Orange Callipers

    My delivery is around Nov/Dec and suppose to be the first shipment
    Dealer just appointed, no price for car or options
     
  14. andy c

    andy c Formula Junior

    Feb 19, 2011
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    #961 andy c, Apr 28, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
    my wife will be driving it as well,so i thought they would look better when she kerbs it!!!! plus the only time i have seen one like this was in the background of a vid by pistonheads
    interviewing jenson button on youtube,with the silver it seemed to enhance the wider rear wheels making them look more dished inwards,wereas the colured ones hide this,i hope for my sake it isnt an optical illusion,if anyone has seen this ,your opinions please??
    if they look crap i have a mate who can match spray them in the future,not ideal but wheels always seem to be the first things to go
     
  15. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2010
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    My order: December 2011 or January 2012
    fire black
    super lightweight exhaust
    stealth package
    ultra lightweight wheel in stealth finish
    arabica brown leather dash with saddle contrast stitching
    two tone leather seats, saddle outside and arabica brown inserts
    two tone leather steering wheel saddle and arabica brown
    IRIS upgrade
     
  16. 360

    360 Karting

    Feb 27, 2004
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    Orpington Kent
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    Chris M
    Has anyone been given a definate date for the opening of the London showroom ?
     
  17. krzys@earthlink.net

    krzys@earthlink.net Formula Junior

    Oct 9, 2007
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    Darien, ct
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    Krzysztof
    Mid-May.
     
  18. ronndo

    ronndo Rookie

    Aug 18, 2005
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    June 21 grand opening.
     
  19. JCR

    JCR F1 Veteran
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    Mar 14, 2005
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    Nice column by Jay Leno in the May issue of octane. I could not find it online but worth reading for the McLaren fans. The digs at Ferrari and their owners was a nice touch too.
     
  20. Falb

    Falb Karting

    Mar 14, 2011
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    Las Vegas
    Scan it and post
     
  21. b-mak

    b-mak F1 Veteran

    Yeah, Leno is all class
     
  22. PBE624

    PBE624 Formula Junior

    Jan 18, 2005
    309
    De Panne Belgium
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    Frank
    Hi all,

    posted these questions also in Mclarenforum, but this one seems more active:

    I checked the specs for the Belgium delivered cars and had some questions on options;

    1. there are 3 standard colors(white, silver, blue): are these metallic colors or non-metallic (although can't imagine silver being non-metallic). I especially like the blue which looks a bit like Ferrari Blue Sera.

    2. Has anybody seen any pictures of body colored front splitter. Seems like most pictures show the black or carbon version, but I think that body color would make a nice break in the full black front

    3. In Belgium , floor mats are optional at 360 EUR... is this the same in other markets. Would imagine that these would come standard in this price category

    4. TPMS seems to be mandatory for track tires and low weight wheels. Can you still add these wheels afterwards for track purposes if you didn't order TPMS?

    5. One of the accessories listed is a 'fuel funnel adapter'. Anybody know what this is?

    Best regards,
    Frank
     
  23. Ferrari430F1

    Ferrari430F1 Rookie

    Aug 17, 2009
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    Lyon, France
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    Sharing some feed-back after I drove the 12c a few days ago: great in every aspect. Balance very neutral, makes the car incredibly (too?) easy to control at the limit between over- and understeering. Engine pushing in a very linear manner, unlike many turbocharged supercars. Sound much better from inside than outside, but definitely a weak point if you like the very metalic sound of modern Ferraris. I am glad I ordered the inconell exhaust, although I never heard one. Most impressive is braking: typical CC for the feel, stopping distance and dependability after repeated braking, but the greatest point is the 12c's stability under heavy braking on a bumpy surface or in a curve. This should be a great advantage on the Nordschleife.
     
  24. yimn

    yimn Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Nick Yim
    My dealer told me yesterday there is a delay in production and hence delivery time. Anyone else heard anything?
     
  25. Osiris_x11

    Osiris_x11 Formula Junior

    Oct 30, 2007
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  26. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2010
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    Thanks for sharing your driving experience. Can't wait till I get to drive one.
     
  27. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2010
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    Don't know about fuel funnel adapter. There are pictures on here of a fire black with painted splitter which I agree, breaks up the fish mouth view across the front.
     
  28. andy c

    andy c Formula Junior

    Feb 19, 2011
    260
    not sure,it might be an event from new york last week?
     

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