Let me start out by saying that I love my Mclaren Mp4-12C. It is a great car and a blast to drive. What puzzles me is this. How is it possible that the 2010 and 2012 Corvette ZR1 that cost half as much as the McLaren and use manual transmissions, achieve better Nurburgring times, 7:26.4 and 7.19.63 versus 7:28 for the McLaren. The time listed for the Porsche GT2RS is 7:18. The Lexus LFA and Dodge Viper are also listed as faster around the track. I would have expected the Mclaren to set the fastest time. It supposedly has the most cutting edge technology, it is relatively light and has a very fast dual clutch transmission (this should save alot of time compared to shifting a manual). Anyone else expected a much better Nurburgring time, given the times achieved by these other cars?