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Can´t wait for MP4-12C results. I hope they did full performance test of all also, having such a nice lineup.

SLS didn´t do well. 2 secs slower than R8 V10. It seems GT2 RS did 1:29 with its cup tires.

What to expect from MP4-12C ? In the video it is shown both with superlightweight wheels (+corsa tires?) and lightweight wheels (+normal P-zero?). I would expect 1:27 with corsa tires.
 

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Can´t wait for MP4-12C results. I hope they did full performance test of all also, having such a nice lineup.

SLS didn´t do well. 2 secs slower than R8 V10. It seems GT2 RS did 1:29 with its cup tires.

What to expect from MP4-12C ? In the video it is shown both with superlightweight wheels (+corsa tires?) and lightweight wheels (+normal P-zero?). I would expect 1:27 with corsa tires.
Is the GT2 RS time posted there somewhere? I didn't see it.

The narrator saying "prepared to be shocked" at the end has me nervous. Either the 12C didn't win, or it won by a huge margin.
 

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Is the GT2 RS time posted there somewhere? I didn't see it.

The narrator saying "prepared to be shocked" at the end has me nervous. Either the 12C didn't win, or it won by a huge margin.
if you watch the 50 sec intro there is a inside view of the gt2 rs with a lap timer saying fastestlap 1:28.9,bugger caught myself being an anorak yet again!!!!!!!
 

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if you watch the 50 sec intro there is a inside view of the gt2 rs with a lap timer saying fastestlap 1:28.9,bugger caught myself being an anorak yet again!!!!!!!
Oh, I see it now, thanks. Hmm... could be that the RS's next lap was faster though....
 

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if you watch the 50 sec intro there is a inside view of the gt2 rs with a lap timer saying fastestlap 1:28.9,bugger caught myself being an anorak yet again!!!!!!!
That could also simply mean fastest lap of the GT2RS.

What is the time of the GT2RS on the Top Gear Track? I'd be more than shocked if the GT2RS beats the 12C
 

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Is it going to be available on E-media(i.e - Ipad)?
 

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Is it me ,look at the way they have positioned the cars on the grid ,is that not telling,why not in a straight line?
 

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Caution ***SPOILER***

Seems the full video is available on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/25352861

***SPOILER: DON'T READ PAST HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING THE VID***






12C is fastest with 1:28 dead, with a caveat: They had hydraulic issues and had to return to Rockingham with their own driver (Chris Goodwin?).
 

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So the tuned 458 time is tossed for being a cheat. That leaves 12C faster than the monster GT2 RS by 7 tenths, which is a massive gap. Good enough for me- well done McLaren.

edit: closer to 8 tenths. Impressive indeed.
 

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So the tuned 458 time is tossed for being a cheat. That leaves 12C faster than the monster GT2 RS by 7 tenths, which is a massive gap. Good enough for me- well done McLaren.

edit: closer to 8 tenths. Impressive indeed.
Where are you getting those times from? It was 1.30.1. It's slower than Lambo Convertible! How's that good? Don't get it
 

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He's getting it from this ridiculous final still at the end of the film. If Ferrari had tried this trick you'd all have derided them for cheating. Mclaren had the same pretest notice to be able to provide a fully functioning test car but say their's went wrong. Funny how all the other manufacturers managed it and didn't ask to go back with their "own" test driver who's done literally thousands of test miles in the car to get a better result.

They might as well just have strapped a nitrous kit onto it and be done with it :D

CAR evidently didn't even feel comfortable adding a verbal end note to this film to explain that which speaks volumes.
 

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you gotta watch the vid right to the very end.
Sorry, that does not work at all. McLaren said so? We are watching independent tests to confirm promises. I am very sorry to say that, but they have failed. Failed big time. My deposit will probably not survive that. I will wait for AMS times, but it's not looking good at all.
 

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He's getting it from this ridiculous final still at the end of the film. If Ferrari had tried this trick you'd all have derided them for cheating. Mclaren had the same pretest notice to be able to provide a fully functioning test car but say their's went wrong. Funny how all the other manufacturers managed it and didn't ask to go back with their "own" test driver who's done literally thousands of test miles in the car to get a better result.

They might as well just have strapped a nitrous kit onto it and be done with it :D

CAR evidently didn't even feel comfortable adding a verbal end note to this film to explain that which speaks volumes.
You wish. The 12C is fastest at Rockingham until proven a cheat. That's a fact.
 

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You wish. The 12C is fastest at Rockingham until proven a cheat. That's a fact.
Sorry, I understand your frustration, but I don't trust mfr's times. Any mfr. Ferrari obviously cheat, so I ignore their times, but slower than a convertible? It's just not good at all.
 

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Sorry, that does not work at all. McLaren said so? We are watching independent tests to confirm promises. I am very sorry to say that, but they have failed. Failed big time. My deposit will probably not survive that. I will wait for AMS times, but it's not looking good at all.
Suit yourself. If you are re-allocating the funds, might I suggest you avoid a 458. You will never get one that can lap even close to the RS in real life. Lucky 12C buyer behind you on the waiting list. So long! :)
 
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