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RE: New McLaren 12C Spider - Time for tea?

RE: New McLaren 12C Spider - Time for tea?

Thursday 12th July 2012

New McLaren 12C Spider - Time for tea?

Touring car ace Mat Jackson puts the new open-top McLaren through its paces



You'll probably have seen the new McLaren 12C Spider by now. You'll also have seen how the 625hp roadster adds a mere 40kg in weight over the coupe version.

What you won't have seen is the new car on the move, a situation that's remedied by this lovely-looking video of the new open-top McLaren.

Behind the wheel is BTCC driver and McLaren test driver Mat Jackson, proving rather definitively that yes, the 12C will slide. And we thought racing drivers didn't like sliding...

 

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charltjr

Original Poster:

3,013 posts

119 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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cloud9

"Want" doesn't even come close.

KingOfSnake

5 posts

67 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Feel dirty and naughty at the same time. Bit like when the missus catches you staring at another woman's norks....

The Danimal

178 posts

79 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Looks like the vid was shot at Klaas Zwart's place in Spain.

Mostyn

13 posts

92 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Looks nice but no BRG option, not even a shocking Volcanic green version. I'd like to know what it would look like, even if I can only own it virtually.

LotusOmega375D

3,578 posts

77 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Looks like McLaren are trying hard to shed that rather robotic soulless image they have acquired over the years. Maybe a bit too hard, judging by the film.

Lovely car though. It will surely encourage a few night-club owners to part with their drug money.

NB: I didn't know it was actually an F1 car under the body panels
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Krikkit

11,050 posts

105 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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KingOfSnake said:
Feel dirty and naughty at the same time. Bit like when the missus catches you staring at another woman's norks....
Haha, so true! Can't say this floats my boat, but with a manual cloud9

Frimley111R

8,119 posts

158 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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And I bet he even got paid to drive that, like that!

PastorOfMuppets

485 posts

90 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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I think I may have beaten you to it...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

No comments on my thread though. frown

Mermaid

21,492 posts

95 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Silverbullet767

9,537 posts

130 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Anyone got a spare 3 million??

I know it doesn't cost that much, but I'd like to live comfortably too.

y2blade

56,027 posts

139 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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KingOfSnake said:
Feel dirty and naughty at the same time.
Same...The MP4-12C is the only Current production supercar I lust after cloud9
I Love the look of this Spider.

cool

Stunning.
I need to go and lay down in a darkened room for a while.



MogulBoy

2,324 posts

147 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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At 1:22 "Authentic Formula 1 Feel - 7 Speed SSG Transmission"

I can't quite believe that Ron is prepared to sign-off on such pish.


ukmike2000

476 posts

92 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Awesome car - but my money would go elsewhere (if I had any)

MOB1

49 posts

86 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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I'm starting to really warm to the mclaren and I think I prefer the spider to the 458 spider..... not that I'd be unhappy with either but I think I'd have the 12c spider GORGEOUS

Mini1275

11,098 posts

106 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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I'd take it over a 458 anyday.

Fantastic cloud9.

Limpet

2,472 posts

85 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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The joy of working 5 minutes down the road from the McLaren factory is getting to see quite a few MP4-12Cs, as they are often seen buzzing around on the local roads clad in protective sheeting on the nose and other stonechip prone areas. I guess they are customer cars on shakedown drives, and their test route coincides with my journey into work smile.

Even with all the protective gubbins in place, it always strikes me how much prettier and more menacing these cars look in the metal, compared with the photos. They sound good too.

If the same holds true for the Spider, it must be astonishing in the metal. Sadly, I haven't see one yet. frown

The Danimal

178 posts

79 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Limpet said:
The joy of working 5 minutes down the road from the McLaren factory is getting to see quite a few MP4-12Cs, as they are often seen buzzing around on the local roads clad in protective sheeting on the nose and other stonechip prone areas. I guess they are customer cars on shakedown drives, and their test route coincides with my journey into work smile.

Even with all the protective gubbins in place, it always strikes me how much prettier and more menacing these cars look in the metal, compared with the photos. They sound good too.

If the same holds true for the Spider, it must be astonishing in the metal. Sadly, I haven't see one yet. frown
You're absolutely spot on, they look quite a lot different in the metal. i was a bit 'meh' until i saw one on the road. Now I love them... just need a manual option...smile

Thejimreaper

3,178 posts

129 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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Have to agree with the above comment on how they look in the metal. So much nicer than the photos. I normally hate soft tops but this is really nice.

The Wookie

11,211 posts

152 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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PH said:
And we thought racing drivers didn't like sliding...
Pffft, you want to see some of the angles we got out of an n/a Elise earlier...

monthefish

19,024 posts

155 months

Thursday 12th July 2012
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I finally want one.