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Tonight (20/11/11) at 8pm on BBC 2 is the program 'How to build a Super Car' which features the new McLaren MP4-12C ;)
 

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This is the program that aired last night on the BBC on the MP4-12C, MTC and MPC. For those of us not in the UK this is one of the few ways to view it however these clips might not last on YouTube so get there quick!





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This is the program that aired last night on the BBC on the MP4-12C, MTC and MPC. For those of us not in the UK this is one of the few ways to view it however these clips might not last on YouTube so get there quick!
Thanks for the share, gonna grab some tea+biscuits & kick'back this afternoon w/ that playing! :D
 

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just dowloaded it and watched before coming to work today. There's the odd bit of poor narration (e.g. "the fourth stroke cycle of the engine 'forces open' the exhaust valve!"), but generally a fantastic piece of positive publicity for McLaren. Lots of VO cars being assembled! Now if they'd just let me visit the bloody place when I'm in UK I'd be happy - so far I've been turned down a total of 4 times.
 

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Texas, I understand Ron did not want visitors until the MTC was completely finished which it now is ; so visitors should now be welcome.

Have you tried your dealer to get you an invite?
 

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I've tried my dealer, other dealers, the Special Ops boys, and even the Group business development man - each time I was politely advised that "we are not receiving American visitors just yet". Go figure!
 

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Texas, can you do an English accent, a bit better than Dick Van Dyke?
 

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Thoroughly enjoyed that!!!

Many incredible images throughout, but perhaps what struck me most were the various personalities - just a collection of people that know what they are trying to accomplish and working hard at it, with a healthy level of pride. A nice contrast to many of the magazine articles that would have us believe that computers and robots run the place.

What a massive undertaking. Against that backdrop, I'm actually surprised that they're even as close as they are to their original delivery targets.

Would love to have a copy for keeping, if anybody hears of a way to get a DVD or download full file to hard drive?
 

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I already have a DVD copy coming from a friend in the UK. Once it arrives I'll make some offers to duplicate it for people in the USA who are interested. :cool:

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Thoroughly enjoyed that!!!

Many incredible images throughout, but perhaps what struck me most were the various personalities - just a collection of people that know what they are trying to accomplish and working hard at it, with a healthy level of pride. A nice contrast to many of the magazine articles that would have us believe that computers and robots run the place.

What a massive undertaking. Against that backdrop, I'm actually surprised that they're even as close as they are to their original delivery targets.

Would love to have a copy for keeping, if anybody hears of a way to get a DVD or download full file to hard drive?
One other intersting fact (to me at least!) that I picked up from my trip to the MTC, which they didn't mention, was that no power tools are used. Every nut, bolt and screw are all done by hand (and torque wrench)
 

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Texas, can you do an English accent, a bit better than Dick Van Dyke?
'Ere, Guvnor, can I do yer chimminies?
How's that?
Actually, I am a Brit; I'm a Cumbrian living in Houston with dual citizenship (Texas mongrel - geddit?)
Maybe that's why Ron won't let me in - I'm not born of single-minded perfection like wot his car is?
 

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One other intersting fact (to me at least!) that I picked up from my trip to the MTC, which they didn't mention, was that no power tools are used. Every nut, bolt and screw are all done by hand (and torque wrench)
Certainly seemed that way. Very quiet working environment, for a factory! Also, that wiring loom looked very heavy as the two chaps had to carry it over to the car in the bin. The downside of all the electronics. :(
 

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I've tried my dealer, other dealers, the Special Ops boys, and even the Group business development man - each time I was politely advised that "we are not receiving American visitors just yet". Go figure!

Did you try to contact McLaren directly ?.. either in the US or in Woking ?. I'm not sure how much pull dealer staff have. I do know that MTC is overwhelmed with requests for visits and road tests, but you know the squeaky nut gets the lube.

I thought the documentary was really good, gives some scale to the immense undertaking Ron and everyone else at McLaren have taken on. Can you imagine the balls it takes to start something of this bold and big from the ground up in just a few years !!. Holy cow
 

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I already have a DVD copy coming from a friend in the UK. Once it arrives I'll make some offers to duplicate it for people in the USA who are interested. :cool:

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I would very much appreciate a dvd..pls let me know when available..
Thanks
 
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