Bought a 720s! My 1st "supercar" Wish me luck!!

Bought a 720s! My 1st "supercar" Wish me luck!!

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PushedDover

2,057 posts

11 months

Thursday 8th October
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LotusJas said:
PushedDover said:
Good to know.
Odd that one needs to trigger the flat surface, and IMHO preferable, aero-off.
Actually no.

If you never press the Aero button, it stays down when you park. It's when you deliberately use Aero On, for "enthusiastic driving", that you need to switch it off again.

It's really not an issue and works just like you would expect.
Thanks - endorses my original view them that it just vanity (of an odd sorts)

davek_964

6,966 posts

133 months

Friday 9th October
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PushedDover said:
LotusJas said:
PushedDover said:
Good to know.
Odd that one needs to trigger the flat surface, and IMHO preferable, aero-off.
Actually no.

If you never press the Aero button, it stays down when you park. It's when you deliberately use Aero On, for "enthusiastic driving", that you need to switch it off again.

It's really not an issue and works just like you would expect.
Thanks - endorses my original view them that it just vanity (of an odd sorts)
No it doesn't.

When you start the car, it defaults to everything inactive - i.e. it defaults to normal mode for suspension and engine, auto gear change and active aero off. If you want control over those things, you need to press the "Active" button - and the settings you used the last time you used the car are re-activated, and you can change them all if you wish.

When you stop the car, it does not deactivate anything - hence if you were driving around with active aero (which I'm sure provides more benefit than vanity) then the spoiler will stay up. It will default to off the next time you start the car, if you don't press the Active button after starting.

PushedDover

2,057 posts

11 months

Friday 9th October
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davek_964 said:
PushedDover said:
davek_964 said:
It's really not an issue and works just like you would expect.
Thanks - endorses my original view them that it just vanity (of an odd sorts)
No it doesn't.

When you start the car, it defaults to everything inactive - i.e. it defaults to normal mode for suspension and engine, auto gear change and active aero off. If you want control over those things, you need to press the "Active" button - and the settings you used the last time you used the car are re-activated, and you can change them all if you wish.

When you stop the car, it does not deactivate anything - hence if you were driving around with active aero (which I'm sure provides more benefit than vanity) then the spoiler will stay up. It will default to off the next time you start the car, if you don't press the Active button after starting.
Umm yes it is my view
ETA and of McLaren Owners too it seems?

if owners think driving around on the public road in day to day driving the active ero is achieving anything, well - who am I to argue.


Edited by PushedDover on Friday 9th October 08:54

davek_964

6,966 posts

133 months

Friday 9th October
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Ah - so your view is that using Active Aero at all is vanity, not parking with the spoiler up. That wasn't clear.

Everybody is entitled to an opinion - you're welcome to yours.

peeler

30 posts

191 months

Friday 9th October
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I much prefer the spoiler up look, must be because I’m from a council estate !!

WilliamWaiver

403 posts

3 months

Friday 9th October
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peeler said:
I much prefer the spoiler up look, must be because I’m from a council estate !!
My council estate only has GT3RS's and they can't even put it down

ferdi p

1,462 posts

130 months

Friday 9th October
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PushedDover said:
Umm yes it is my view
ETA and of McLaren Owners too it seems?

if owners think driving around on the public road in day to day driving the active ero is achieving anything, well - who am I to argue.


Edited by PushedDover on Friday 9th October 08:54
It's quite simple really, you cannot adjust the suspension or throttle sensitivity unless the Active button is pressed.

You can definitely have a view but unfortunately it's wrong smile

650spider

1,238 posts

129 months

Friday 9th October
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I generally drive with handling in comfort, performance in track and the active aero on, so leave it as such whenever I park up.

If have never thought that it may annoy or offend others; now that I know it does i have to say it doesn't concern me in the slightest.

Rocketreid

308 posts

30 months

Friday 9th October
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720s Airbrake is always active regardless of what setting you are in.

The actual aero button raises the rear wing a few inches which for road use probably does very little but on track through corners it helps as all wings

AstonExige

Original Poster:

533 posts

65 months

Saturday 17th October
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Another fantastic drive out, I find myself just going out for no particular reason, and sure, what petrolhead doesn’t, but this is the first car where I’ve done that and I literally disappear for hours, even with no where to go I just drive, I can’t see myself ever getting bored of this car. And I enjoy it on so many levels, in so many scenarios. In fact, it doesn’t matter where or how you’re driving, the car is fantastic, even stuck in traffic. I think that’s one of the main things that makes the 720 so unique, it does everything so well, a supercar that you really can use in any situation....... and that itself increases its value for money.

And I can’t stop taking pictures of it! It’s so photogenic, and looks great from just about any angle. I’m no David Bailey and all these are just taken on my iPhone.













I met up with some guys who are in the early days of setting up a YouTube channel, we’ve done some filming, with drones, moving shots with them hanging out the car, really looking forward to seeing the footage, I’ll be sure to post it up on here.

justin220

4,458 posts

162 months

Monday 19th October
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Such a good looking car.

I'm almost 3 years into 540C ownership now and still love it.

AstonExige

Original Poster:

533 posts

65 months

Monday 19th October
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justin220 said:
Such a good looking car.

I'm almost 3 years into 540C ownership now and still love it.
That bodes well smile So how has the experience been? Do you think you’ll buy another?

RSbandit

1,249 posts

90 months

Monday 19th October
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Really love the looks of the 720s, for me it would be the obvious car to go to after the 570s but I think I’d need to part with £ 60-70k to make the change ...will sit with then 570s for another 12 months anyway see how the landscape is then...it’s already biblically quick !

England87

173 posts

55 months

Monday 19th October
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AstonExige said:
Another fantastic drive out.
Such a great looking car OP, keep the story and pics coming! I have no car at the moment so enjoying others ownership tales...

PushedDover

2,057 posts

11 months

Monday 19th October
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Plate fell off again ? wink

AstonExige

Original Poster:

533 posts

65 months

Monday 19th October
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PushedDover said:
Plate fell off again ? wink
Oh don’t start them off again tongue out

AstonExige

Original Poster:

533 posts

65 months

Monday 19th October
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Some teaser clips being released for the filming on mine, worth giving these guys a follow:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGesYpMgFXF/?igshid=i6...

RBT0

1,336 posts

77 months

Monday 19th October
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AstonExige said:
PushedDover said:
Plate fell off again ? wink
Oh don’t start them off again tongue out
You could try a sticker plate slightly smaller than the original one and keep the latter in the boot. Definitely less noticeable and safer.

It's illegal w/o fr plate.

The Surveyor

7,267 posts

195 months

Monday 19th October
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RBT0 said:
You could try a sticker plate slightly smaller than the original one and keep the latter in the boot. Definitely less noticeable and safer.

It's illegal w/o fr plate.


Thats how I run mine, smaller plate fixed with double-sided tape with full size plate in the boot, not been challenged yet thumbup

And9s

179 posts

156 months

Monday 19th October
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Excellent.

So. Having gone to Mclaren Glasgow today to look specifically at 720S cars, I want to know how you’re feeling after a few months of ownership?

I currently drive a 2018 Lotus Exige 430 Cup. It’s the most fun you can have with your trousers on and I’m a 3 Lotus veteran, however I’m getting more drawn to this car and current prices are looking good.

Thanks for your time if you can offer any update.