Sounds like it is well worth doing. I got a call from McLaren last week and hope to also do the factory tour in the not to distant future.Hi all first time post , i did the factory tour lastnite we were well looked after was kept well topped up with fizz, there were maybe 30 to 40 there at a guess including Mike Brewer and Edd from Wheeler Dealers. They had 2 MP4 Cars there which are looking fantastic, going to be well worth the wait.
Nice pictures, Boxer!
BTW, I've tested the car at Millbrook, and I can only say that IT IS AWESOME! The active dynamics system really works, and you can even change the engine noise that enters the cockpit.
The engine is a development of an USA racing V8. The development has been done by McLaren and Ricardo. They said us that no standard engine fitted the requirements of low weight, low height and high revving ability that McLaren looked for.
The story of the engine has been mentioned on forums and backed up by people who say they either work at Mclaren or know someone there. So it's not 100%, but it seems to be the best one out there.It might be an LS6. Very hard to say though.
The story of the engine has been mentioned on forums and backed up by people who say they either work at Mclaren or know someone there. So it's not 100%, but it seems to be the best one out there.
I heard that Mclaren bought a stillborn IRL engine design from Menard and had Mahle adapt it to their purposes. During the initial development with Mahle, engines kept breaking, so Mclaren went to Ricardo to iron out their problems. Now Ricardo will make the engine.