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Are they worth the money? When I configure the car I find that I like them all and pretty soon I've run up +$50K in options. Curious what you all think...
 

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Personally I've left all the CF off.

Don't think the bling's in keeping with the car, and a lot of it is overlay AFAIK, so technically doesn't save weight.
 

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The only cf I specified were the engine covers and the interior. I couldn't bring myself to pay for wheel arches and sills. Also, I would hate to pay for the cf chin, diffuser, and side mirrors and then see gigantic chips from stones.
 

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I choose all CF options except the splitter, diffuser, and mirrors, because those will inevitably get scratched. But I love CF. Work with it often, and just love it - the look and feel is wonderful.
 

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i specced interior and engine covers,looking at the manchester car on thursday it had standard engine covers,which look really cheap,so im glad on that.
But the good news is that the standard splitter and diffusser and engine BAY covers now have a nice sublte metallic flec to them ,which looks alot better quality than the black plastic that i oringinally saw on the PP cars,so if you want to save 8k and not worry about saving 3kilos these are for you.
ps the interior carbon looks great compared to the metal,but it does darken the cabin,which i dont find a problem because the window is so massive
 

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I have engine cover,interior and vanes in CF. The engine cover looks fantastic, reminds me of the scud.the interior CF with the leather and alcantara interior looks more sporty and the CF vanes brings out the orange paint i have spec.
 

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I'll be saving my money - I like CF when it's used for a purpose but not when its only cosmetic (I don't believe any of the CF on the McLaren actually saves weight).

That said, I can see the appeal of it in the cabin where you actually get to appreciate it more of the time, but at that price I can live without it.

Cheers, Ross.
 

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The standard seatbacks are now the flecced plastic aswell,and it looks so lightweight i dought wether you will be saving more than a couple of kilos here also
I think you're right - IIRC if you spec all those which subtract weight you really don't subtract very much - those become very expensive kilos!
 

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I certainly won't be going for the electric heated seats - how often are you going to be adjusting them and how often will you need the heater??? Should save quite a bit of weight as well as costing £2.5k less.

Cheers, Ross.
 
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