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This would be more useful than waiting 8 seconds between manual to auto modes or leaning over to try to press the button, or upgrade the transmission to go back to auto without waiting 8 seconds .... like the AMG GTR BS :)
 

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This would be more useful than waiting 8 seconds between manual to auto modes or leaning over to try to press the button, or upgrade the transmission to go back to auto without waiting 8 seconds .... like the AMG GTR BS :)
Better- Maybe an update on the 750S? -Elva/Artura binnacle馃榾
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I mean come on, he doesn鈥檛 want to lean over to push a button. Oh the horror.
When i am having 'fun' in the car, on a country road, i don't want to take my hands off the steering wheel.

The steering on these car gets quite lively, during 'spirited driving'..... 'she' does not like cross winds!
 

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Get a senna . From memory ; it reverts to auto from auto/manual in 2 seconds and not 8 like the other mclarens (this is too long for race tracks and will make you stay in manual ) 鈥.

the other improvements that can be made鈥. When holding the paddle to downshift ; it鈥檒l Go into first gear (matches up gear with the speed)鈥.. the only marque that doesn鈥檛 do this is Aston Martin (among the cars that I鈥檝e tried )鈥. Aston Martin won鈥檛 go below second gear and will only go in first gear if the car comes to a dead stop .
 

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Lamborghini STO -

Trofeo (race/track mode equivalent to mclarens )鈥- it鈥檚 manual mode only (no auto )

STO mode (sport equivalent on mclarens )鈥. Auto and manual shifting is available . However , if you鈥檙e in manual and about to hit the limiter then the car will upshift for you 鈥 it does not allow you to hit the limiter )
 

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IMHO All key features related to powertrain / handling / TC etc.. modes should be on the steering wheel!

It takes a great car and makes it better!
They've solved the problem to everyone's satisfaction with the Elva/Artura design that @eMcL posted above. Steering wheels with control buttons is what put me off the competition when I was buying, the only time I notice the delay in switching back to Auto is when I'm driving my Phaeton and occasionally use the paddle shifters for downshifts. In the McLaren, the only time I drive in Auto mode is for about ten yards up the alley when I realize I've forgotten to push the Active button.
 

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IMHO All key features related to powertrain / handling / TC etc.. modes should be on the steering wheel!

It takes a great car and makes it better!
McLaren does not want to follow Ferrari with too many 鈥榗ontrols鈥 on the steering wheel. McLaren鈥檚 approach is to add the binnacle with easy finger reach controls. Perhaps you could take a test drive in an Artura to get a feel for what is coming 鈥
 

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McLaren does not want to follow Ferrari with too many 鈥榗ontrols鈥 on the steering wheel. McLaren鈥檚 approach is to add the binnacle with easy finger reach controls. Perhaps you could take a test drive in an Artura to get a feel for what is coming 鈥
I test drove an Artura a couple of months ago, great car, i guess i need to go back and look at the controls.
 

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IMHO All key features related to powertrain / handling / TC etc.. modes should be on the steering wheel!

It takes a great car and makes it better!
The suspension and transmission dials are separate.

fwiw; 99.9999999% of your miles and 100% of just about everyone else's miles would not have any type of mode change in suspension and/or transmission settings on the fly.

The biggest improvement (imo) over the years is engaging the lifter. (artura has it in the most simplest way and they would have taken feedback from past and current customers to make this change).
 
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The suspension and transmission dials are separate.

fwiw; 99.9999999% of your miles and 100% of just about everyone else's miles would not have any type of mode change in suspension and/or transmission settings on the fly.

The biggest improvement (imo) over the years is engaging the lifter. (artura has it in the most simplest way and they would have taken feedback from past and current customers to make this change).
My preference, on the street, is to control the shifting at low to mid rpm using the paddles, but at high rpm, it shifts automatically, so i can focus on driving and not bouncing off the rev limiter.

On the track, i may get used to listening for the rpm limit and changing based on sound, but i still want to focus on the road and not on any display!
 

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Lamborghini STO -

Trofeo (race/track mode equivalent to mclarens )鈥- it鈥檚 manual mode only (no auto )

STO mode (sport equivalent on mclarens )鈥. Auto and manual shifting is available . However , if you鈥檙e in manual and about to hit the limiter then the car will upshift for you 鈥 it does not allow you to hit the limiter )
Correct and I found that to be very useful when we were doing some spirited driving a few weeks back. I wasn鈥檛 familiar with the power band of the car and it was a pleasant surprise when it upshifted. I said to myself 鈥淥k, that鈥檚 the spot on the rev counter to remember鈥.
 
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