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So that's who left the stain in the car I drove this morning (the red one)...
 

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I'm always puzzled by the people who say they don't want their supercar to be a daily driver 'cos it isn't practical. I drive my FGT every day on a 30 mile commute and the only time I don't drive it is in torrential rain. OK, its a handful when the tires are cold (particularly since installing the small pulley and tune, giving me around 650 hp), but you quickly get used to issues such as limited vision, crazy driver swerving in to get a closer look etc. Each to his own, but isn't what these cars are for - drivng! The fun I have every morning winding it up thru clear spots in the traffic is priceless. For sure the MP4 will be my commuter car once I actually get it!
 

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I plan to drive mine everyday unless I need four doors. It isnt a race car, that is what the GT3 is for. :)
 

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A good read, i thought it was an honest review. I'm not one for doing to many mods, but a turbo car is defiantly easier than a NA car..not sure about the programing, but i figure some one will find a way. Thing that would worry me is how tight everything is packaged around the rear end, lots of things that are very sensitive to heat, start messing with exhausts and turbos and we could see some sub-sequential problems, but i think another 100 hp could be achieved quite easily.
 

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The mods will happen for sure. I speculate that anothe 100hp could be gained form software alone but there will be significantly less headroom. Especially for those that can only use 91 octane. On the road it will likely not be a problem but on a road course it could cause some issues. I assume the car has a good knock control so it won't blow itself up. If you start changing hard parts you will certainly move the power curve and induce lag.
 

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The mods will happen for sure. I speculate that anothe 100hp could be gained form software alone but there will be significantly less headroom. Especially for those that can only use 91 octane. On the road it will likely not be a problem but on a road course it could cause some issues. I assume the car has a good knock control so it won't blow itself up. If you start changing hard parts you will certainly move the power curve and induce lag.
The engine has great knock control, and has a lot in reserve mechanically. I have been told the motor can rev well over K easily, I think Mac have been pretty conservative with the engine in the name of reliability for their first "production" car. Again I'm not huge on spending thousands on mods, until i can drive well enough to maximize everything the 12c has to offer, i don't need any more power. I think i would rather spend the cash with McLaren SO and have them do the mods for me.
 

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The computer is standard bosch unit similiar to 911 turbo, pretty easy to crack. The mclaren engineer basically told me that 100 hp with just software that keeps the bypass valves closed longer. Music to my ears :)
 
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