Back in 2020 I was looking to order a 600LT but McLaren had a lot of production issues and I ended up ordering a 2022 EVO RWD Spyder instead. I absolutely love the Lamborghini but I'm curious to drive my dealers Artura demo to see how well the V6TT Hybrid manages its power and just the general drivetrain. I'm also curious to see how engaging the car will be with the V6TT compared to the McLaren V8TT's of past. Its too bad that McLaren botched the launch of the Artura as there is no hype in the car community and nobody is scrambling to get allocations like they are with the other auto makers.
Agree on the botch. I do not know about the demand. And demand is a relative thing. Will be different for mclaren. They have a different demand curve, and deal with customers in a different way from Ferrari/Lambo. Luckily to be 'good enough' the bar is lower for them.
That said, despite the botched press launch, what makes me feel good are 2 things. So far, the customer test have been really well received. Better than the 570 IMO, and that's great! Also, Mclaren shoots about 50/50 in picking a great vs awful launch color. I've seen some videos of the Artura in some blue, and it is STUNNING, vs the other colors they are showing at launch where it kind of looks meh. So despite the craptacular (per McLaren usual) marketing at launch, I think this car is going to be a hell of a hit. It seems pretty spectacular for a base
I would doubt, your having an EVO, that you'll find this as exciting as this is the base. The LT version of this probably would be more in line with your EVO. The point of this car is more to handle daily driver duties than track duties. That said, the reports for this car is it's a bit a Jekyll 'OR' Hyde personality. On the road it's very tame, but apparently on track it gets really great an aggressive. The problem is if youre only testing it on the road, it wont progressively turn from one to the other where you'll get that feel, so it will seem even more muted. Anyway, that's my read from the early reports.
Of course you should try it and make up your own mind on it.