MP4 12C questions

MP4 12C questions

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650spider

1,238 posts

129 months

Tuesday 19th May
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dank said:
I have yes, deposit being put down today!! I am sooooooooo excited, my first proper supercar, and my first Mclaren

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Nice work...you shall love it!

What colour did you go for?

Bispal

810 posts

109 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Congrats, looking forward to seeing some pics. Now you have to join the McLaren Owners Group on Facebook, A wealth of info and chit chat.

www.mclarenowners.org.uk/



speedick

116 posts

195 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Well done !

See you on the MOC hopefully.

Here's a few replies to loose ends on my earlier post

The underbody parts are aerodynamic - thee should be 6 of them - 2 "wedges" at the front and 4 hockey sticks further back. The front ones seem to cop it first, I've lost 2 so far so I've taken to fixing them with Velcro rather than screws. They are only £35 each from MCL so better to loose them than risk damage to the (much more expensive) undertray

I made a comment about a Leisure battery. To be honest it's just an Idea, but I've been around in the car industry long enough to know roughly what I'm talking about. The rough plan would be to buy a 120ah Leisure battery and if you know the car is going to stand then plug it into the cig socket in the frunk then disconnect the lithium one. The car would remain "live" on the leisure battery for a very long time, the leisure battery will withstand multiple deep discharges without damage (the Lithium one is much more vulnerable to this).

The point to remember is that the Lithium is around 13.6 to 14.0 V fully charged whereas the Leisure battery is only 12,6v at best. This is why you would need to switch the wiring over - at the same time making sure you don't disconnect the feed completely. As I said, just an idea - but I really dont see why not if it's done right.

Anyway, congrats on the new car - When you collect make sure the battery charger's there, the 2 books are in the holder above the passengers knees and the black pouch with the detachable towing ring is in the Frunk. There's 2 or 3 good Thorney videos that offer sound advice on checking a car over if youre still at that stage.

macdeb

7,586 posts

213 months

Tuesday 19th May
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12pack said:
dank said:
I have yes, deposit being put down today!! I am sooooooooo excited, my first proper supercar, and my first Mclaren

biggrin
Congrats, you won’t regret it!
clap wow! Excellent and good on you, so envious, really am. I feel your excitement and look forward to any pictures/updates. bounce


Matty3

703 posts

42 months

Tuesday 19th May
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macdeb said:
12pack said:
dank said:
I have yes, deposit being put down today!! I am sooooooooo excited, my first proper supercar, and my first Mclaren

biggrin
Congrats, you won’t regret it!
clap wow! Excellent and good on you, so envious, really am. I feel your excitement and look forward to any pictures/updates. bounce
+1 look forward to seeing the pictures - enjoy smile

likesachange

2,012 posts

152 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Congrats.

Great to see a positive Mclaren thread, without distraction.

Its a car I would love but still a little above my means at the moment!

Keep this thread going with your findings

cashewnut

31 posts

9 months

Wednesday 20th May
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dank said:
I have yes, deposit being put down today!! I am sooooooooo excited, my first proper supercar, and my first Mclaren

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+1

Deposit paid on a 12c three weeks ago, keep looking at the pictures and can't believe Im going to finally own a mclaren thorney inspection permitting!

Congrats on your purchase look forward to comparing notes.

MAC 720S

1,168 posts

105 months

Wednesday 20th May
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dank said:
I have yes, deposit being put down today!! I am sooooooooo excited, my first proper supercar, and my first Mclaren

biggrin
Congratulations.

cjcor

75 posts

195 months

Thursday 21st May
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dank said:
I have yes, deposit being put down today!! I am sooooooooo excited, my first proper supercar, and my first Mclaren

biggrin
Congrats! Looking forward to the photos

dank

Original Poster:

1,073 posts

210 months

Saturday 30th May
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update:

Finally the day came, yesterday i picked up the 12C, to say i was excited was an understatement, literally shaking with adrenaline! I'll post full first impressions, and pics asap, but all i can say is WOW, what a car, and how wrong i was about it being slower tan my 911...goodness me it's fast, and the sound it makes with sports exhaust, through a tunnel, like an F1 car..... still can't believe I own such a thing!

Am43

123 posts

41 months

Saturday 30th May
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Congratulations, looking forward to the pics.

dank

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1,073 posts

210 months

Saturday 30th May
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Desert Dragon

857 posts

42 months

Saturday 30th May
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Looks so nice 10 years on. Dare I say a beautiful clean design. Black on a 12c is the colour IMO too.

dank

Original Poster:

1,073 posts

210 months

Saturday 30th May
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agreed. Funnily enough parked up with all the 570's and 720's it looked so understated, but out in the real world it looks superb, very purposeful, i love the side profile, very streamlined...love it

650spider

1,238 posts

129 months

Saturday 30th May
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dank said:
Stunning looking 12C dank; congrats on the purchase!

Thing is, i have never thought that pictures ever do McLarens justice; in the flesh they are even more stunning.

Enjoy your new supercar and be prepared for making new friends almost every time that you stop anywhere...they do attract so much positive attention from joe public.



Crazy4557

423 posts

152 months

Saturday 30th May
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Haven't you washed it or polished yet biggrin

Lovely looking car, you'll enjoy that like no other car before, makes a Porsche feel second rate. I'm still in the honeymoon period after 5 months, I even just went for a drive last night for the sake of it, first time in decades, they get under your skin which you'll soon discover.
Join the FB Owners club very worthwhile for chat and events/info.

650spider

1,238 posts

129 months

Saturday 30th May
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Crazy4557 said:
Haven't you washed it or polished yet biggrin

Lovely looking car, you'll enjoy that like no other car before, makes a Porsche feel second rate. I'm still in the honeymoon period after 5 months, I even just went for a drive last night for the sake of it, first time in decades, they get under your skin which you'll soon discover.
Join the FB Owners club very worthwhile for chat and events/info.
The honeymoon period still hasn't worn off for me after 14mths crazy...laugh

janahan9

100 posts

105 months

Saturday 30th May
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Congrats on such a stunner! I have always been tempted by these as I think the looks are timeless. Just worried about potential bills, but with a Mclaren/Thorney warranty in place, maybe wouldn't be so bad. Enjoy!

dank

Original Poster:

1,073 posts

210 months

Saturday 30th May
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So after taking her out today i have to say how incredible a car it is. I also have no idea why people say Iris2 is bad, it seems to work very well indeed, streaming audio from my iphone, phone calls etc, haven't tried the navi, all seems very clear and easy to use. I am sure it will crash occasionally, but thats when trying to do more than one thing at a time?

Driving: The suspension is pretty hard even on softest setting, and the pot holed roads don't help, but once on smoother dual carriage ways it feel super comfortable. I am addicted already to the howl the engine makes in track mode, it's phenomenal. Coming from my 911 turbo which was very very quiet, this truly feels like a real supercar. Acceleration is brutal, and you do have to watch yourself as the numbers leap up in a blur, easy to get to silly speeds. The steering is just sublime, reminds me of an Exige, but larger, more powerful and more comfortable, like a grown up Lotus ( no offence to Lotuses meant ) - so direct and so much feedback, the steering wheel also feels amazing, and the whole instrument panel, dash layout, such an amazing car!!!!!!

Still can't believe it's mine!


IMI A

7,999 posts

159 months

Sunday 31st May
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Car looks so nice. congrats


You should have Thorney check the cars suspension out. Is the 12c not meant to be comfortable? One of its USPs.