Purple 12c spider at TH jnr

Purple 12c spider at TH jnr

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akadk

894 posts

145 months

Monday 7th June
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andymc said:
how was THJ to deal with?
A gentleman

Given this was the cheapest car they had in stock, the went over and above.

I imagine selling a LaF Aperta for £3M+ sets a level of expectation, let alone the classic stuff.

Car is freshly serviced, new mot, new tyres, fresh machine polish, full tank of fuel.

Got a really nice leather bound folder with the car which lays out all the paperwork methodically. Has a lovely McLaren logo shield with the unique vehicle chassis number, also a USB drive with the high res original advert photos.

So much so I’ve ordered one myself for my Project 8

Check it out at

Motorfolios.com

R8Reece

1,148 posts

55 months

Monday 7th June
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akadk said:
A gentleman

Given this was the cheapest car they had in stock, the went over and above.

I imagine selling a LaF Aperta for £3M+ sets a level of expectation, let alone the classic stuff.

Car is freshly serviced, new mot, new tyres, fresh machine polish, full tank of fuel.

Got a really nice leather bound folder with the car which lays out all the paperwork methodically. Has a lovely McLaren logo shield with the unique vehicle chassis number, also a USB drive with the high res original advert photos.

So much so I’ve ordered one myself for my Project 8

Check it out at

Motorfolios.com
This is why I'm so sceptical of online reviews.

Based on what's been posted previously, some would've run a mile before engaging with the dealer but proves not everything you read on the internet is true.

akadk

894 posts

145 months

Monday 7th June
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It also has a Carbon rear diffuser, which wasn’t listed in the sale advert

But was fitted at the first service, as confirmed by the first service bill for £10k!

7GJR

124 posts

63 months

Monday 7th June
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Absolutely stunning. Congratulations!

Also pleased the purchasing experience was positive.

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HIS LM

1,145 posts

225 months

Monday 7th June
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Congratulations the car looks stunning, be interested to hear how it compares to the 650S ?

Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

Monday 7th June
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akadk said:
Will ceramic coat it tonight



That is stunning and one of the best looking 12C's I've ever seen. Congrats

If I was to criticise it at all it would be I personally find the front end a little bland and dated compared with the P1 style 650S lights although I do prefer 12C's side double vanes over the single ones so its seems you cant have it all

akadk

894 posts

145 months

Monday 7th June
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HIS LM said:
Congratulations the car looks stunning, be interested to hear how it compares to the 650S ?
Initial impression is on the road they are very similar

It feels like the 12C is a little softer and soaks up poor roads slightly better than the 650S.

Power wise, doesn’t seem much in it.

I would imagine on a track the differences would be more apparent, however this isn’t my track car so that’s not an issue for me

IMI A

8,532 posts

167 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Fezzamania said:
akadk said:
Will ceramic coat it tonight



That is stunning and one of the best looking 12C's I've ever seen. Congrats

If I was to criticise it at all it would be I personally find the front end a little bland and dated compared with the P1 style 650S lights although I do prefer 12C's side double vanes over the single ones so its seems you cant have it all
You could maybe ask MSO to do a CF HC front bumper. This one deserves it she has so many options but I like the original look too. Goes with £10k carbon rear diffuser yikes




sjc

11,829 posts

236 months

Tuesday 8th June
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So come on ... how many of us who thought about that car and didn’t follow up are now jealous... I am !

IMI A

8,532 posts

167 months

Tuesday 8th June
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I thought about it then gave myself a good slap after looking at my bank account!

Ferruccio

1,532 posts

85 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Fezzamania said:
If I was to criticise it at all it would be I personally find the front end a little bland and dated compared with the P1 style 650S lights although I do prefer 12C's side double vanes over the single ones so its seems you cant have it all
I’m sure that the purchaser will be chuffed to hear your criticism.

WCZ

8,496 posts

160 months

Tuesday 8th June
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sjc said:
So come on ... how many of us who thought about that car and didn’t follow up are now jealous... I am !
moi

Pheedbak

Original Poster:

679 posts

183 months

Tuesday 8th June
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i've unsubscribed from my own thread .... Maybe i'll get this https://www.projecttorqueltd.co.uk/used-cars/mclar... and a can of purple paint wink

Edited by Pheedbak on Tuesday 8th June 14:00

Fezzamania

85 posts

1 month

Tuesday 8th June
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Ferruccio said:
I’m sure that the purchaser will be chuffed to hear your criticism.
Apologies, wasn't meant to offend but just a personal opinion and looks are subjective anyway
I do hope that doesnt mean I've now offended all 12C and 650s owners alike.

As someone considering a 675LT or a 720S im sure there are some who don't love all elements of those cars either but I welcome their views, good ,bad or ugly

Northernboy

10,292 posts

223 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Fezzamania said:
Apologies, wasn't meant to offend but just a personal opinion and looks are subjective anyway
I do hope that doesnt mean I've now offended all 12C and 650s owners alike.

As someone considering a 675LT or a 720S im sure there are some who don't love all elements of those cars either but I welcome their views, good ,bad or ugly
I prefer the 650s, which is why I bought one, but the 12c continues to grow on me.

12pack

1,278 posts

134 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Northernboy said:
I prefer the 650s, which is why I bought one, but the 12c continues to grow on me.
Of course, as always styling cues are subjective, but as mine is used on track, highly appreciate the very significant improvement in front end bite for high speed turn in with the 650 vanes in front. Front end grip is the biggest performance limiter on these cars, and it’s amazing how they’ve been able to improve it without huge protuberances.

Keeping in mind I’m into Macs for their functional design and not empty styling, the 650 front end is highly appreciated.

IMI A

8,532 posts

167 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Are you sure about this? I thought 12c and 650s same car? Better turn in for 650? Are you sure you simply didn't need to lower the front tyre pressures on 12c? Try any 911 by comparison lol!

davek_964

7,538 posts

141 months

Wednesday 9th June
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IMI A said:
Are you sure about this? I thought 12c and 650s same car? Better turn in for 650? Are you sure you simply didn't need to lower the front tyre pressures on 12c? Try any 911 by comparison lol!
Er - have you looked at the front of a 12C and a 650? Even apart from the lights, they're quite fundamentally different

Northernboy

10,292 posts

223 months

Wednesday 9th June
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IMI A said:
Are you sure about this? I thought 12c and 650s same car? Better turn in for 650? Are you sure you simply didn't need to lower the front tyre pressures on 12c? Try any 911 by comparison lol!
Same car?

They aren’t the same car;

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.evo.co.uk/mclaren...

akadk

894 posts

145 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Northernboy said:
IMI A said:
Are you sure about this? I thought 12c and 650s same car? Better turn in for 650? Are you sure you simply didn't need to lower the front tyre pressures on 12c? Try any 911 by comparison lol!
Same car?

They aren’t the same car;

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.evo.co.uk/mclaren...
I sold my 650S on the Thursday and picked up the 12C on the Saturday.

I did 2,000 miles in the 650S in the last month

They are fundamentally the same, but the 650 is an evolution in many ways.

The 650 feels like it pushed the envelope more towards the supercar end of the spectrum- and so when pushing hard on the road, or on track, you will very much appreciate the evolution.

If the average man in the street was to jump in both and drive it for an hour they really would think they were driving the same car for the most part.

Ultimately, I don’t think it’s any kind of competition- the 650 is the ‘newer’ car, has the latest design language and is more ‘supercar’ perhaps to the general public.

The 12C to me is a little more understated and less in your face, and as someone who won’t track it, being that bit less hardcore suits me absolutely fine