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.....finally given it 5 stars but the f40 is still "better"....
Actually, the conclusion is that the 12C is in every way more advanced and better performing and even just as thrilling, as long as you are prepared to sacrifice your driver's license. Which is true.

Regarding the magazine issue on the whole, I guess Harry Metcalfe realized he better start kissing some ass if he wants to be invited to drive the F1 replacement. The Goodwood and Morocco articles were boring as shite and almost put me to sleep, though the Africa bit did seem to highlight how McLaren has moved the game on for usability of a supercar.

458 Spider inset on the 12C Spider article illustrates how McLaren out-engineered Ferrari again. Luca will not be happy and will put Harry's Miglia passes on hold until the comparo and Ferrari press car changes Harry's tune. Did notice however that Sheriff confirmed no more coupes will be built if all future orders are for Spiders.

Some nice pics but otherwise a waste of five bucks. Wait for the scans instead.
 

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What i want to know is whether the car magazines such as Evo, will show our 2011 & 2012 cars as having the 616bhp come October 2012 or will they carry on listing us at 597bhp.......
 

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I agree that the article is a travelogue, not any sort of car article, however, the writer - Henry Catchpole, (not Metcalfe) had nothing bad to say about the car, reckoned it very useable, and got himself an invite to drive the 12c (coupe) up the hill at Goodwood from McLaren, so, must have got himself in Ron's good books (Goodwood write up in "Octane").
 

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I agree that the article is a travelogue, not any sort of car article, however, the writer - Henry Catchpole, (not Metcalfe) had nothing bad to say about the car, reckoned it very useable, and got himself an invite to drive the 12c (coupe) up the hill at Goodwood from McLaren, so, must have got himself in Ron's good books (Goodwood write up in "Octane").
+1, I meet Henry recently and he had nothing but positive things to say about the 12C. Very nice guy.
 
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