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I just put down my deposit and now am a bit concerned to learn there is no front lift. For those that have driven the car in the real world..ie parking garages, over speed bumps, up driveways, etc-- have there been any problems?
 

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I just put down my deposit and now am a bit concerned to learn there is no front lift. For those that have driven the car in the real world..ie parking garages, over speed bumps, up driveways, etc-- have there been any problems?
No problems with mine so far. It's way better than certain exotics I've driven.
 

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I was with an owner today - not an issue on the whole, and the front doesn't really catch at all, but the undertray does seem to occasionally (in his case it does on the way into his road if you don't get the angle right apparently)
 

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One thing I particularly noted about the MP4-12C was the rather minimal (relatively speaking) front-rear overhang, presumably making ascent/descent angles much more manageable & navigable. Not sure if this is perception or reality.

Regardless, I've always been a fan of cab-forward designed platforms, in-particular w/ rear mid-engine sports-cars!

Some interesting figures:

MP4-12C
Wheelbase: 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length: 4,507 mm (177.4 in)

458 Italia
Wheelbase: 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length: 4,527 mm (178.2 in)

Gallardo
Wheelbase: 2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Length: 4,345 mm (171.1 in)

R8
Wheelbase: 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length: 4,431 mm (174.4 in)

Evora
Wheelbase: 2,575 mm (101.4 in)
Length: 4,342 mm (170.9 in)

Cayman (987)
Wheelbase : 2,416 mm (95.1 in)
Length: 4,376 mm (172.3 in)

911 (997)
Wheelbase: 2,350 mm (92.5 in)
Length: 4,460 mm (175.6 in)


... from Wikipedia (will verify manufacturers specs. when I get the chance)
 

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I just put down my deposit and now am a bit concerned to learn there is no front lift. For those that have driven the car in the real world..ie parking garages, over speed bumps, up driveways, etc-- have there been any problems?
If you are concerned, you should be able to get a 3rd party system fitted post production.
 

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After owning 5 x Gallardo's [all with front lifting] , and a MAC albeit for 3 weeks i personally think it definately needs front lifting !!
 

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plenty of high speed bumps in the villages around me,and not had any problem ,in normal mode it rides them better than my 997tt.just been to a friends house that he cant get a DB9 up the angled drive,and i had no problem.
the overhangs are very small,and the main help is there is no low splitter to get in the way.
 

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The roads in Squirrelville are evil and the MP4-12C is no worse over speed bumps & other obstacles than my M3... Protector blocks get scraped a bit but that's what they're there for. I don't think lifters are necessary...
 

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Squirrel. Which of your past cars would you repurchase? Lotus Carlton? no it would be............
 

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During my test drive, the front did scrape over bumps. But I don't really plan to take it anywhere with bumps so not a real issue for me.
 

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i don't think ground clearance will be an issue. I have been driving F40's for years and i cannot think of a car with more over hang and worse clearance than that, and we manage just fine. Its all about knowing your car. I don't think anyone should have a problem with a 12C
 

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I just put down my deposit and now am a bit concerned to learn there is no front lift. For those that have driven the car in the real world..ie parking garages, over speed bumps, up driveways, etc-- have there been any problems?
I'd like a front lift please!
 

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You might be able to install one of these kits:

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Ø Price range:USD1459/SET~UP
Ø Adjust the ride height by wireless controller.
Ø The speed of lowering and raising vehicle ride height is 2-7 seconds only.
Ø The features of this kit are demonstration, show-off and hookup.
Ø Shock absorbers, compressor, air bag has one year limited warranty

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There's a bespoke fabricator/tuner in the Pacific Northwest who has been doing custom "lift" kits for high-performance/exotic/luxo' vehicle owners for many, many years. I've seen the work, top-notch. I imagine that such a proprietor can be solicited for offering a solution to MP4-12C owners in their respective areas, though it'd be an interesting endeavor as the 12C has an non-ubiquitous suspension design (namely no dampers, but instead hydraulic-cylinders!).

Reference: Umbrella Auto Design - VRH Suspension

How's the rep' for this manufacturer across the pond? In the States, D2 Racing-Sport is perceived (and recognized) as a knock-off/copycat/replica manufacturer for the performance tuner & import communities.
 

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My first post gentlemen, expecting delivery in early Feb. Does anyone know the angle to the ground that would be formed if one were to slide a thin sheet of plywood up to the front contact patches, and then lift the board to meet the splitter? I don't see that angle published in any of the specs. My driveway is a rather steep decent where it meets the street and my GT-R splitter comes within 2mm of making contact. I was going to use that as a reference to see if I will need to regrade the mouth of the driveway or not. Much appreciated if anyone knows.
 
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