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Hi everyone. I'm not an owner at the moment, hope to be later in the summer. Currently drive a 2012 Nissan GTR and various bikes.

Have scoured the (very useful) forum but have a few questions and haven't had time to get to Knightsbridge;
What is the current situation with Iris/Doris and what actually works in the UK? Radio? IPod connectivity? Hard drive? Satnav?
Is McLaren Orange a metallic colour?
What is actually living with the car like in respect of getting in and out? I'm 6'2" and a stocky bloke?
Thanks for your time and patience.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm not an owner at the moment, hope to be later in the summer. Currently drive a 2012 Nissan GTR and various bikes.

Have scoured the (very useful) forum but have a few questions and haven't had time to get to Knightsbridge;
What is the current situation with Iris/Doris and what actually works in the UK? Radio? IPod connectivity? Hard drive? Satnav?
Is McLaren Orange a metallic colour?
What is actually living with the car like in respect of getting in and out? I'm 6'2" and a stocky bloke?
Thanks for your time and patience.
Hi Naranja,the letter the owners had from Mclaren suggests august as the earliest time for Doris,it is finished but they have to run tests to get any bugs out,currently you have ipod and poor radio,enough to get you by imo,as for living with its easy for me(5,9) and i dont have the electric seats,i still DONT need to move my seat to get in and out .But on the electric option it moves back automactically so this would be a good option for you,and there is plenty of head room.
Without looking i would think the orange is non-metallic,but ive been wrong before so its easy to check up with a phone call.
 

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Hi Naranja,the letter the owners had from Mclaren suggests august as the earliest time for Doris,it is finished but they have to run tests to get any bugs out,currently you have ipod and poor radio,enough to get you by imo,as for living with its easy for me(5,9) and i dont have the electric seats,i still DONT need to move my seat to get in and out .But on the electric option it moves back automactically so this would be a good option for you,and there is plenty of head room.
Without looking i would think the orange is non-metallic,but ive been wrong before so its easy to check up with a phone call.
Thanks for the reply Andy. If I've got my tunes from the ipod then I'm happy!
I'm seeing one at Top555 next week so I can check out the access issues then.
 

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Pretty sure McLaren Orange is a flat paint. Welcome to the forum - let us know if you have any more questions. This car takes a bit of getting used to, for some, but when you do it will change how you think about a supercar. Or any car, for that matter!
 

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Pretty sure McLaren Orange is a flat paint. Welcome to the forum - let us know if you have any more questions. This car takes a bit of getting used to, for some, but when you do it will change how you think about a supercar. Or any car, for that matter!
Thanks for that. I thought MO was flat but have seen an advert which quotes it as metallic, easily resolved...
I'm sure it will change my thoughts on any car, can't wait! Mind you, the GTR is incredibly quick, just not low slung or exotic enough at times...
 

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Thanks for that. I thought MO was flat but have seen an advert which quotes it as metallic, easily resolved...
I'm sure it will change my thoughts on any car, can't wait! Mind you, the GTR is incredibly quick, just not low slung or exotic enough at times...
defo flat,not metallic,we were all looking at one yesterday:)
 

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Thanks for that. I thought MO was flat but have seen an advert which quotes it as metallic, easily resolved...
I'm sure it will change my thoughts on any car, can't wait! Mind you, the GTR is incredibly quick, just not low slung or exotic enough at times...
Not the outright pace I'm referring to, but rather the way the power is put down over real world road conditions. It still amazes me ever time I drive it.
 

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..... and i dont have the electric seats,i still DONT need to move my seat to get in and out .But on the electric option it moves back automactically so this would be a good option for you,and there is plenty of head room.....
andy c,
Since you have the manual seats in your car ..... Is there a manual adjustment for the seatback's angle??
Or, is the seatback fixed in one 'non-adjustable' position? (I am aware, that the manual seats do have an electric adjustment for the seat height).
 

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Since you have the manual seats in your car ..... Is there a manual adjustment for the seatback's angle??
Or, is the seatback fixed in one 'non-adjustable' position? (I am aware, that the manual seats do have an electric adjustment for the seat height).
There is a manual adjustment for the seatback angle.
 

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Thanks for that. I thought MO was flat but have seen an advert which quotes it as metallic, easily resolved...
I'm sure it will change my thoughts on any car, can't wait! Mind you, the GTR is incredibly quick, just not low slung or exotic enough at times...
Naranja, I own both an '09 GT-R and a 12C. My GT-R has had some 'enhancements' which make its output about the same as the 2012's, maybe a litle higher. I have tracked both cars, and just this past Thursday had them at the track side by side. I love my GT-R - it's wonderful car on a circuit and an awesome acheivement by Nissan at its price point. However, after putting down some laps in the 12C, the GT-R felt absolutely corpulent. I frankly didn't expect the 12C to outshine the GT-R on the track by as much as it did, but it wasn't even close. If you decide to get a 12C, you won't be disappointed. Also, from a ride quality and fit and finish perspective, the 12C wins hands down. Kids still snap pictures of my GT-R from time to time, but kids snap pictures of the 12C every time it's out.

My 12C is Volcano Orange, darker and more metallic than M.O. I like both colors, but V.O in the sun is something to behold. Be aware though that all of the other orange bits you can order like calipers, leather inserts, interior stitching, etc. seem to go better with MO than with VO (IMHO). So I only got the stitching in orange, went with black everywhere else.
 

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Naranja, I own both an '09 GT-R and a 12C. My GT-R has had some 'enhancements' which make its output about the same as the 2012's, maybe a litle higher. I have tracked both cars, and just this past Thursday had them at the track side by side. I love my GT-R - it's wonderful car on a circuit and an awesome acheivement by Nissan at its price point. However, after putting down some laps in the 12C, the GT-R felt absolutely corpulent. I frankly didn't expect the 12C to outshine the GT-R on the track by as much as it did, but it wasn't even close. If you decide to get a 12C, you won't be disappointed. Also, from a ride quality and fit and finish perspective, the 12C wins hands down. Kids still snap pictures of my GT-R from time to time, but kids snap pictures of the 12C every time it's out.

My 12C is Volcano Orange, darker and more metallic than M.O. I like both colors, but V.O in the sun is something to behold. Be aware though that all of the other orange bits you can order like calipers, leather inserts, interior stitching, etc. seem to go better with MO than with VO (IMHO). So I only got the stitching in orange, went with black everywhere else.
Great post and answers there Admiral, thanks! I know exactly what you mean about the GT-R on the track, it's very heavy on consumables too. Stunning car, as you say, I'm actually on my second one because, in the price bracket, there's not a lot to compete.
I see you have an S1000RR, I had one out for the afternoon a couple of weeks ago (2012 model) and it's just stunning but I felt uncomfortable on it as I'm 6'2". It felt like a 250! So, I didn't buy one but might give it another go as I'm always drawn to them when I see one...
 

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...I see you have an S1000RR, I had one out for the afternoon a couple of weeks ago (2012 model) and it's just stunning but I felt uncomfortable on it as I'm 6'2". It felt like a 250! So, I didn't buy one but might give it another go as I'm always drawn to them when I see one...
The S1000RR is the fastest thing in my garage by a wide margin. I'm about 5'11'' and 190lbs so it fits me ok. I'm pretty sure that the seat height is adjustable, or at a minimum, could be customized to better suit you. But alas, sportbikes are are really designed for guys built like, well, Valentino Rossi. It's a lot like the GT-R and 12C with its confidence-inspiring electronics. 0-100 mph in 5 seconds (all in 1st gear!) however is something no car can touch.
 

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The S1000RR is the fastest thing in my garage by a wide margin. I'm about 5'11'' and 190lbs so it fits me ok. I'm pretty sure that the seat height is adjustable, or at a minimum, could be customized to better suit you. But alas, sportbikes are are really designed for guys built like, well, Valentino Rossi. It's a lot like the GT-R and 12C with its confidence-inspiring electronics. 0-100 mph in 5 seconds (all in 1st gear!) however is something no car can touch.
Yes, indeed, sometimes I wish I was Rossi's size!
The RR's acceleration was clearly impressive but the staggering things (to me) were the brakes, I nearly went over the 'bars when I gave them a firm tug for the first time!
In the mean-time, I'm going on a diet, it might help.
 
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