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Strait to the point. Good review. The reference to MacLaren is funny.
 

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What IS Car & Drivers reputation for testing in the USA, easy read, keep it simple? Does it sway Sports car buyers?
 

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What IS Car & Drivers reputation for testing in the USA, easy read, keep it simple? Does it sway Sports car buyers?
Round, C&D mag already published their full comparo vs. 458 and GT2 RS, called Chariots of the Gods: http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2011-ferrari-458-italia-vs-2011-mclaren-mp4-12c-2011-porsche-911-gt2-rs-comparison-test

I'll let you click through and discover which Dead On Arrival supercar won. ;)

This short piece is from their 2012 Buyer's Guide, which is on news stands, now. (hint: there is a clue re the comparo test in the top right corner of the image).

Also note C&D mag average circulation = 1.3 million readers worldwide, vs. 60,000 for EVO!
 

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Yes, that's an entertaining comparison. Love this comment about the Porsche which is expanded upon later in the article,

'We had suspected that the true intention of the GT2 RS was to kill its driver. Or if not that, then at least to bring about a state of euphoria from escaping a near-death experience'.
 

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Yes, but I would reckon a higher percentage of the 60,000 EVO readers can afford and would be inclined to purchase a car like the 12C. Car&Driver tests a lot of commuters and soccer-mom mobiles.

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Yes, but I would reckon a higher percentage of the 60,000 EVO readers can afford and would be inclined to purchase a car like the 12C. Car&Driver tests a lot of commuters and soccer-mom mobiles.

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Sure. Circulation comment added only for emphasis and to point out that people who think McLaren is failing based on a few UK rags early reviews will need to recalibrate their expectation of demise.
 

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Early reviews is right. EVO even picked the MP4 as a close 2nd in eCOTY - beating out cars like the Aventador. Of course, it could never win COTY, there was a manual 911 released this year!:p

I think all this backtracking by EVO is highly amusing. They're even patting themselves on the back for causing McLaren to modify the MP4, when in reality it was largely due to customer feedback.
 

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Early reviews is right. EVO even picked the MP4 as a close 2nd in eCOTY - beating out cars like the Aventador. Of course, it could never win COTY, there was a manual 911 released this year!:p

I think all this backtracking by EVO is highly amusing. They're even patting themselves on the back for causing McLaren to modify the MP4, when in reality it was largely due to customer feedback.
Here,here!!
 

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Here,here!!
I second that.

The people I talk to in Woking think the Journo's are a bit of a joke, but understand they have to deal with them, and realise they are just trying to increase circulation. They have to find fault with something i guess
 
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