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web has sited first crash of 12C occuring in Seattle. reason sited on web was that rear wheel came OFF:eek: and some siting mechanical malfunction:confused: neither is the case: test driver lost control hitting curb with driver side rear wheel. damage caused car to be flat bedded away. investigation by McLaren found NO mechanical malfunction or wheel SEPARATION. car has been repaired and is again on the road testing:) i see Ferrari starting those RUMORS;)
 

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The IRIS system software is a Microsoft product and Microsoft is everywhere in that city. It's Microsoft, they probably applied SP1 and it bluescreened the car! LOL
 

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Anyone got anymore info on the possible 12c crash at the ring today?some info on www,bridgetogantry.com
It seems to have been an industry day were the 12c was going for a fast lap ,apparently it had easily taken a carrera gt earlier on in the day,before going for a fast one,could be just rumour though,cant find anything else on the net.
hope everyone is ok
 

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Hoping that somehow this turns out to be false. Would like to assume that the driver is okay, since we have not heard additional reports? Fingers crossed. :(
 

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Interesting that this car has carbon ceramic brakes and the carbon fibre turning vanes (first car I have seen with the carbon vanes). I assume that we know it is a factory car and not a customer car?
 

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Interesting that this car has carbon ceramic brakes and the carbon fibre turning vanes (first car I have seen with the carbon vanes). I assume that we know it is a factory car and not a customer car?
Yes, the carbon turning vanes appear to be unpopular. When I started using the configurator, they invariably made any car I specced look similar to an Audi R8 from the side. I wonder if that is the reason that most are foregoing them.

This white car would appear to have the lightweight options befitting a lap record attempt (minus the carbon mirror casings). Although, in the bridge to gantry photo of the car running on the Ring track, I think the wheels were standard w/stealth finish.
 

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Interesting that this car has carbon ceramic brakes and the carbon fibre turning vanes (first car I have seen with the carbon vanes). I assume that we know it is a factory car and not a customer car?
factorycar john,no customercars yet,and its a 2010 car,but it you are right ive never see any carbon vanes,maybe pelton25 might have a picture of one??
 

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Yes, the carbon turning vanes appear to be unpopular. When I started using the configurator, they invariably made any car I specced look similar to an Audi R8 from the side. I wonder if that is the reason that most are foregoing them.

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I just think it does not work well on most colors.
it really needs a colors in full contrast with it to make it look good. White is obvious, it makes like a "black pack"; with wheels and splitter like many car makers propose on white cars.
I think on yellow or even blue, it might be ok too.
 

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They have had to redo the entire suspension for the race version. I have heard that they were testing different set ups.
The Race version has a very different suspension set up because of regulations.The brake steer system is not allowed, so they had to add LSD and ARB.
 

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Hmm. That white car at the Ring still looks like a road version to me. Not sure why they would be using that car to test race suspension setups, especially absent the extra aero, roll cage, etc.

Perhaps they were testing something for a future road variant?
 

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Hmm. That white car at the Ring still looks like a road version to me. Not sure why they would be using that car to test race suspension setups, especially absent the extra aero, roll cage, etc.

Perhaps they were testing something for a future road variant?
I think you need to think out of the box a bit, it may not have been production spec per se ie even the fitting of a roll cage or extinguisher would make it non standard.
 

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I think you need to think out of the box a bit, it may not have been production spec per se ie even the fitting of a roll cage or extinguisher would make it non standard.
Fire extinguisher is a factory option. :)

It stated that it was a lightweight optioned car. Obvious from all of the carbon parts. I do not think that was close to any race variant.
 
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