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    Mc Laren Track Day

    I had the pleasure of going to a Track Day with Mc Laren with my son on Wednesday at Monticello Motorclub. First, the facility is teriffic! They had 7 Mc Larens and 10 Instructors. The car is amazing! It has so many electronic gadgets that it would be hard to get in trouble with a 660 HP, 2900 Lb. vehicle.
    We really enjoyed the day.

    Joe
         

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    How very cool. Must have been enlightening to say the least. Gonna get one?

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    Not if my wife has anything to say about it!

    Joe

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    What a fun event, good for you!! :-)
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    Nice Joe. Well done. LMK if you would ever like a membership to MMC. Id like to sell mine.

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    The Press was there in the Morning.

    http://jalopnik.com/the-mclaren-mp4-...life-518290725

    Joe

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    Nice! Sometimes that website is a little off the wall but this is a nice writeup.

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    I gave in and purchased a 2014 Spider in Volcano Red. I am getting it today!
    Very excited!!!!

    Joe

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    Congratulations! I think the spider is the better version of the 12C and the volcano red color looks absolutely stunning on the 12C. Post up some pictures- Id love to see them. Its a fantastic car.

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    I didn't realize that the Designer, Frank Stephenson, had also done the Ferrari F430, Fiat 500 and Mini. Quite eclectic!

    Joe

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    Oh yeah. You saw that thread on F Chat too huh!

    I think he did a good job on the 12C. Some people act like its a bad design. It's not. I think it suffers a little when you compare it to the 458 which I think really is a next generation design whereas I see the 12C as a design thats got a lot of the design language of the 430 in it. The nice thing about the 12C spider is the CF construction. The 458 spider exhibits way too much structural flex and on our roads would drive me crazy.

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    Awesome news, can't wait to see the pix and hear how it is!:-)
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    Same here. I really want to see some great pictures. I've been coming to the conclusion (just my own) that the coupe to get is the 458 and the spider is the 12C. Thats just such a wicked car. Very happy for you. What's the interior color?

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    Congrats, can't wait to see the pictures and hear how it drives.
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    Attached are some pictures from unloading. The interior color is Carbon Black with Red stitching on the Dash. I will drive it in about an hour.

    Joe
         

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    OH YEAH OH YEAH~~~~~~~~~~ OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You got it today? You just missed the driving force club maclaren get together from Greenwich to Monticello. Last week they had 7 12C's and a F1 as well.

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    2002 Silver Black/Red

    Dinan stage 4 software
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    performance package
    custom short shift linkage
    cdv modifacation
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    Custom crossdrilled/slotted rotors
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    Dinan pedal set

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    Great color! Congratulations!
    My Best,

    Ed

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    I love it, it's absolutely gorgeous in that color. Congratulations, enjoy and post more pictures!!
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    That's beautiful! I can't wait to see more. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshB View Post
    You got it today? You just missed the driving force club maclaren get together from Greenwich to Monticello. Last week they had 7 12C's and a F1 as well.

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    I saw that. I was very disappointed. I bought it on Thursday from Long Island Sports Cars, Miller's sister company, and got it delivered yesterday.
    The first 8 miles I drove it last night, I was in stop and stop traffic. It was killing me. I finally got it up to speed on my way home from my meeting. Drives really well, but it will take me weeks to figure out all the gadgets.
    To be continued....

    Joe

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    Very happy for you.