Thad from HyperCar was coming though town and offered a ride in their Hyper800. I've spent some time in the tuner world and normally am not particularly interested in modifying street cars. This is particularly true in the MP4-12C in that is has plenty of power for a 3K lb street car (I know, that is sacrilegious here - sorry). Anyway, it was an interesting opportunity so I met Thad for lunch.
The Hyper800 was a pleasant surprise. Sure, its open exhaust is loud as hell but overall drivability, especially low throttle openings, was very good. The turbos spooled up much quicker than on my car (stock non-sport exhaust 2012 PM4-12C) which dramatically improved the day to day feel of the car. I did press on the right pedal hard once as well and the car goes like stink. How much of that was noise and how much was raw acceleration is hard to discern but I'm sure a Vbox or strip run would answer that question.
If you get a chance and are interested in such things, the car is definitely worth a drive. It is not a hack and remarkably well mannered.
Last edited by lolachampcar; 12-21-2016 at 07:53 PM.