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I received this communication... Did everyone else? I have a car on order...


20 April 2012

Dear 12C Customer,

I would like to thank you personally for your purchase of a McLaren MP4-12C and trust you have had the chance to experience its many impressive features. We continually seek out and listen to the feedback of our owners. Through your letters, online forums and personal meetings with customers, we have received an enormous bank of valuable feedback which will help us to improve the 12C and future McLaren cars.
One area we are absolutely focused on is the integration of Bluetooth telephony and navigation to the IRIS system. I would like to apologise sincerely for the delay in delivering this functionality of IRIS to your 12C. I am deeply mindful of your frustrations and I can assure you that finalising a quality system for your 12C is our highest priority. We are sparing no expense to achieve this goal. I have recently updated the McLaren dealership network on the latest development status, but wanted to communicate to the owners as well.
Unfortunately we have had a number of setbacks in the development of the system. It was always our intention to develop our own bespoke system for our vehicles. We are making good progress and are currently testing the latest version. The purpose of this phase is to identify and eliminate any remaining issues that could potentially cause the system not to meet customer expectations. Primary development is nearly completed. The full and rigorous testing of the system will not be completed until the third quarter.
I am fully aware that this delay remains a frustration and inconvenience to you. We know that our customers are rightfully demanding and discerning, and acknowledge that our performance in delivering a full-featured IRIS to date has fallen well below the high standards we aspire to achieve.
Please be assured that IRIS is our highest priority and will continue to receive our complete focus.
Thank you again for your support and continued feedback.
Best Regards,
Antony Sheriff
 

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Thanks,yes i think everyone has the letter now:)
I've never had a letter from anyone at Mclaren, perhaps I'm not important enough :D I did get the E mail on feed back but the reply was just a generic thankyou blah blah dissapointing.
 

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360. You have to understand Andy has bucket loads of supercar charm.

You and me, well we have to console ourselves that we have the car much more useful than a letter!
 

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360. You have to understand Andy has bucket loads of supercar charm.

You and me, well we have to console ourselves that we have the car much more useful than a letter!
Agreed, but I just keep getting lost without Iris ( perhaps Mclaren are giving a subliminal message here :D) and my wife and a map book are like mixing oil and water
 

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You drive a 12C - I suspect people would be thrilled if you pulled over and asked for directions :~)>
 

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You drive a 12C - I suspect people would be thrilled if you pulled over and asked for directions :~)>
Lol yes, perhaps this is mclarens way of stealth marketing. Have owners interact with the public.
 

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LOL! why do you guys care?
For me, the promise of the car was to have a track car that can be also driven every day with all modern luxuries without the accompanying weight penalty. I am tired of keeping 5 cars around including a dedicated track car.

If I feel like it, I want to jump in my car and drive 100 miles to the track, not getting beat-up along the way. This is the unique positioning the Mac was supposed to take over. No dice, so far.
 

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For me, the promise of the car was to have a track car that can be also driven every day with all modern luxuries without the accompanying weight penalty. I am tired of keeping 5 cars around including a dedicated track car.

If I feel like it, I want to jump in my car and drive 100 miles to the track, not getting beat-up along the way. This is the unique positioning the Mac was supposed to take over. No dice, so far.
So you didn't buy the car b/c IRIS was not ready?
 

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Agreed, but I just keep getting lost without Iris ( perhaps Mclaren are giving a subliminal message here :D) and my wife and a map book are like mixing oil and water
Im sure they are all bred that way:D,have to admit i havent been anywhere yet that i didnt know where it was,its not often they let us out of the North you know
 

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Also confused Kyrzs,is it the gt3 you are now waiting for?? as straight out of the box its not ideal for you?
No, I don't want gt3. That would be a dedicated track car. I just want a luxury, mid-engined track/dd car. It turns out it is quite hard to make one. I will have to wait.
 
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