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Just wanted to drop a note and say hello. Just purchased my first McLaren. 2019 720s Performance, Volcano Red nicely appointed with most of my preferred options - Bought it from Mclaren Charlotte - had 300 miles on it. Get it delivered next week. Pretty excited, have had a number of F, L and P cars in the past - and member of those forums as well. Here is a pic (from Dealer) of the 720. And a pic of my current F car. Been reading up on all the posts in the 720 section, lots of good reading and information.

Will be taking it for PPF and will likely just do a few other cosmetic modes (Rear engine cover in CF), everything else is exactly what I would have spec'd. Have been looking for a VR color for a few months, and this one marked all the boxes.

Look forward to learning about this marquee and hopefully sharing a little as well.

Here are some pics...

Rich

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Congratulations and welcome to the McLaren family!! I have had multiple exotic cars but once I went to McLaren that was it for me. I am on my fourth McLaren and have fallen in love with the brand. Let’s be real here! The 720 is one of the fastest accelerating production car on the planet. It has a carbon fiber monocage, proactive chassis control 2 , and a 4.0 liter Ricardo engine that will not quit and some say is made with black magic LOL. Nothing even close to the same price comes close. Have fun and enjoy.

PS. Sorry for the rant but man do I love this car!
 

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Also up for any recommendations on PPF coverage. Was going to do full front and side quarters.

Should I do my Glass top? Seen some do that. What about door sides, specifically lower section where the air wing thing is on the side?
 

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Also up for any recommendations on PPF coverage. Was going to do full front and side quarters.

Should I do my Glass top? Seen some do that. What about door sides, specifically lower section where the air wing thing is on the side?
I actually bought my new 720 Spider from McLaren Charlotte and they have a company close to them that does the PPF and I just had them do it before I took delivery. Also on both of my 720’s I just had the front and doors. I added the doors because of all the little rocks that come up through the screen. All the other parts seems to fair well without it but you can’t go wrong doing the whole car as well.
 

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Also up for any recommendations on PPF coverage. Was going to do full front and side quarters.

Should I do my Glass top? Seen some do that. What about door sides, specifically lower section where the air wing thing is on the side?
I did the entire car. The paint chips very easily on this car. The car also gets bombarded by rocks when it goes down the road. Plus you won't care when people touch it, PPF is peace of mind.
 

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Congratulations...you have a really stunning 720S!

I would absolutely do the doors for the rocks that make it through the screen as Timinater said. I did my entire car in Suntek and ceramic window film on the gorilla glass as well for the heat rejection. Will look forward to seeing more pics when you take delivery.
 

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Xpel Ultimate PPF all over on my 720S. The Gorila Glass upper doors have Xpel highest grade ceramic tint (50%) and the side and rear windows have Xpel's mid-grade tint (35%). Ceramic tint film is blue and not gray. Be careful because it may clash with red cars.
 

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For me it is Xpel all over the car except the 'cockpit' (roof-glas-etc.).
The guy who did it told me that the mirrors where a bit tricky though.

Like islandtrader said: it's peace of mind.

BTW the Volcano Red is a great colour, one of my favourites!
 

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Well she got to her new home today. Only drove it 10 miles, as I have a busy morning. So will do a nice compare with the F and L cars compared to the Mac. Need to put about 400 more miles on her for the break in, so will get that done this weekend :). Love the color - the Volcano Red is magnificent, such a chameleon color - changes at every angle and lighting condition. Here is some picks post delivery.

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Why do you let that F-car photobomb every one :) ? It must see the writing on the wall .. it's colour looks somewhat plain now!
 

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Put 100 miles on it so far this afternoon, it is still in break in mode, so I will need to put another ~250 on it, after todays drive, to start to stretch her legs a bit.

Initial impressions are: This thing is a precise scalpel - the front forward seating position reminds me a lot of a porsche 918 or pagani from a seating position. Not even trying, it is brutally quick. Stability is almost AWD like - the tires hook up much like my previous AWD Lambos. Compared to the F12, it is night and day - the F12 will have the backend come out with even a medium touch of the long pedal. This thing seems to just dig and go. Again not taking it above 6K rpms, so not pushing it.

Obviously not as loud as the F12 or the L's. But it is not quite either. I am fine with the sound, albeit not going to turn heads like the F12 as that is pure music. Interior is very nice, never had alcantara before - it is nice and subtle (I did not go with anything wild interior wise). Normal carbon fiber and simple color scheme. Thank God for normal turn signals and easy use controls. I am a little tired of everything being a button on steering wheel of the Ferrari. Specifically turn signals, since every other car in the world has a stock you push up or down to activate the turn signals, your muscle memory goes for it. Nice that this is at least easy to remember - oh and the horn is in the middle of the steering as well - normal is sometimes good.

The outside is so much different, it is a spaceship. The color is magnificent - changes colors in every angle and light. It is not a classic looking of course as the F12 and my other F cars over the years, but man it is certainly different and futuristic looking.

I do have to say the ingress and egress of the car with the dihedral doors is outstanding. This is just as easy to get in as the F12, easier than the L cars.

Also with the doors open, it looks pretty cool :)

Looking forward to the next few drives when I start to see what this thing is like, post break in period.
 

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You are starting to realize how special this car is!
Enjoy the ride.

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Congratulations and welcome to the McLaren community! Your garage is just as nice as the cars. I love the faux wood look of the cement floor to match the beams. First time I have seen a modern garage with an open beam ceiling. What year is the F12?
 

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Congratulations and welcome to the McLaren community! Your garage is just as nice as the cars. I love the faux wood look of the cement floor to match the beams. First time I have seen a modern garage with an open beam ceiling. What year is the F12?

Thanks!

The F12 is a 2014..

Not that you asked, but I love my garage - we just finished it about a year ago. I had wanted to build it for years, should have done it sooner. Having just a 3 car attached was killing me (Have 2 of my 3 kids driving age as well). The garage design matches the house - we wanted it to look (though detached) like part of the house design, so the ceiling is 26 foot, but what you don't see on the other side is a loft area that is the back 20 foot of the garage, so it has a fun loft area (poker table and some video games and seating) which looks down on the open area below. It is a fun area to hang out! My kids love it as well. An old barn was torn down (close to where we live in Cincy) and we used the beams you see in the pics, and also the siding of the barn is part of the attached (to the garage) pool house/cabana we built the bar, siding, etc. using the 107 year old barn wood. For scale. Garage is 28 wide by 50 long. Cabana is 40' long X18 deep. Here are a couple of pics.

The stamped concrete was molded from an old cover bridge that had the floor planks being replaced. The company I worked with did 8 molds from different pieces (this was one of the first usage of it - you can now get the molds as they are now being sold) The molds are so detailed you see the nail pops, and old saw marks in the molds. It looks as real as I had seen. The depth of the molds was one selling points - it is deep grooves. We did match the cement to the color of the beams (Utilized Greys, black and Browns/Tans), but also if it gets oil or dirt, it will blend in! We also had the concrete based brown/beige color we used the whole depth of the foundation, that way if any chips happen down the road, the concrete would be the same color. Where most stamped concrete is a surface layer (the outside pic of the pool area with a traditional stamped look, is only surface color.

I was looking at doing a high polished floor with coloration almost like a marble look. I went to see a few samples of work this particular company did, they were really cool. But... Slippery when wet. We are in ohio, with snow and rain and I use this garage for my UTV and other cars (jeep) - slippery was no going to be good.

Underneath the loft (you could park 2 more smaller cars if needed) but I use it for a workshop area. Has a large workbench, built in cabinets, etc. I pull the cars up there for oil changes, we are rebuilding a motorcycle, etc. So a nice area for general work, but far enough away from the 4 cars in the open area. There is also a 3rd garage door which is leads to a concrete pad (car washing) and also out to the back yard. Makes getting the UTV out and cars easy when there are cars in main part of the garage.

Turned out well, and very functional.


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