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I just placed my order and the dealer sounded pretty confident that the IRIS system would be working when I take delivery in late July / early August (waiting for construction to start for firm date). Does this line up with what you current owners have been told to expect for a "fix" to your current non-functioning system? Should I take my dealer to task for a written yes or no that I can hold them to at delivery?

Thanks, and holy crap waiting until August is going to suck (at least I'll get a taste in July at the driving program at Goodwood).
 

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Hi, does this mean you have just ordered now and the delivery will be in August ? That would mean a waiting time of only 4 to 5 months :eek:
This shocked me as well, I went in fully expecting 1yr+.
 

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I just placed my order and the dealer sounded pretty confident that the IRIS system would be working when I take delivery in late July / early August (waiting for construction to start for firm date). Does this line up with what you current owners have been told to expect for a "fix" to your current non-functioning system? Should I take my dealer to task for a written yes or no that I can hold them to at delivery?

Thanks, and holy crap waiting until August is going to suck (at least I'll get a taste in July at the driving program at Goodwood).
Wow you will be able to get it that quick? 8-9 months is what seems to be the latest wait time if you order now.
 

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Lol wow you must be one of the quickest orders I have seen. I had to wait well over a year lol. As for the iris system were still being told summer time is its expected release date so were all keeping our fingers crossed!
 

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When you say placed order, is that Final Spec, or you've just put an initial deposit down?
I was originally deposit April 2011, final spec confirmed mid-February 2012 for mid-May anticipated delivery.

If it's from deposit that's a massive fast forward. Combination of backlog clearing and factory getting up to speed behind that I'm guessing.

From Spec to Delivery is pretty reasonable, it was just the waiting to get a build slot that's been killer.
 

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I placed my first deposit (to get my name on the list) on 3-12. I placed the second deposit with my final spec on 3-27 and the dealer was pretty adamant that I should receive my mp4 in July or August. I was pretty shocked by this as well.

It makes me feel better that "the word" is that it'll be ready this summer, so hopefully this means mine will actually arrive functioning.

Can't wait to see, and I hope I haven't already made a bunch of enemies with this crazy order speed.
 

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I placed my first deposit (to get my name on the list) on 3-12. I placed the second deposit with my final spec on 3-27 and the dealer was pretty adamant that I should receive my mp4 in July or August. I was pretty shocked by this as well.

It makes me feel better that "the word" is that it'll be ready this summer, so hopefully this means mine will actually arrive functioning.

Can't wait to see, and I hope I haven't already made a bunch of enemies with this crazy order speed.
No, no enemies... McLaren must just be filling orders where ever the demand is greater since this turn around is so quick. So what is your spec?
 

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I heard that Iris is already working in 'beta' form and being tested and tweaked to be customer ready in June. Apparently getting Bluetooth to work properly has proven to be an issue...
 

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Carbon black, super-light wheels (red calipers / steel brakes), stealth pack, sport exhaust, black/red dual-zone interior, IRIS (hence the concern). Pics will be forthcoming of course when they are available.
 

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I heard that Iris is already working in 'beta' form and being tested and tweaked to be customer ready in June. Apparently getting Bluetooth to work properly has proven to be an issue...
That's fine, I won't mind an excuse to not answer my phone :D
 

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Carbon black, super-light wheels (red calipers / steel brakes), stealth pack, sport exhaust, black/red dual-zone interior, IRIS (hence the concern). Pics will be forthcoming of course when they are available.
Very nice spec, saw one in one of the tests that had the same and it looked killer!
 

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All US cars get IRIS so you are not alone. As for holding the dealer to task you could possibly force MPC to hold your car until IRIS is done? That would be a bad desicion, trust me. The car is so good that you need it ASAP.
 

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Thank you all for the reassurances. I'm sure that, at this point, very little can stop me from getting this car as soon as I can. From all the other posts/pages I had read about IRIS and production delays were making sound pretty "amateur hour" and that didn't sound at all like the McLaren I grew up adoring. It's good to hear that while it's a frustrating bit (having an integrated component not working as promised), it's a minor bit of the car and the rest of it more than makes up for it.
 

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Thank you all for the reassurances. I'm sure that, at this point, very little can stop me from getting this car as soon as I can. From all the other posts/pages I had read about IRIS and production delays were making sound pretty "amateur hour" and that didn't sound at all like the McLaren I grew up adoring. It's good to hear that while it's a frustrating bit (having an integrated component not working as promised), it's a minor bit of the car and the rest of it more than makes up for it.
It also helps to remember the scope of this venture that McLaren has undertaken. Not only the design and manufacture of a new car (and subsequent models already in the pipe), but the construction of a world-class manufacturing facility, the genesis of the McLaren GT racing program, now also the Pure McLaren Driving program, the MSO group, etc., etc., all while keeping their eye on the ball in their current lines of business (there are several) including Formula One, where they are currently leading the Constructors championship!

Just the HR/staffing needs alone of these projects must be mind boggling- I can hardly fathom how they can hire people fast enough. And, as I posted in another thread, they have only now hired a global branding and marketing firm. This is not directly in defence of the IRIS delay, but it's going to take a while before all aspects of the business are up to McLaren's own very high standards. Whenever I feel frustrated that information is not available as readily as I'd like, I remind myself that this is no ordinary feat that McLaren is pulling off. And still, they are finding the time to engage owners for feedback and send regular updates down the pipe to the early cars. It's mighty impressive.
 
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