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OK, you fortunate owners are busy people especially as you blat about in your new show off ' I'm faster than yew' ( Tipton accent, which I love) wheels.

WHERE ARE YOUR REPORTS FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE WAITING????????

Come on guys, and girls, we are reliant upon you to feed our curiosity. NOW!

Please, as quickly as possible, like now, today.
 

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LOL! Yes, you must feed the monster... or it will eat you!!! I'm with round - put the kiddies to bed and get to typing. And snapping (pics). And shooting (videos).
 

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OK, you fortunate owners are busy people especially as you blat about in your new show off ' I'm faster than yew' ( Tipton accent, which I love) wheels.

WHERE ARE YOUR REPORTS FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE WAITING????????

Come on guys, and girls, we are reliant upon you to feed our curiosity. NOW!

Please, as quickly as possible, like now, today.
Still running in,but balistic even though im not going over 5500 revs,gearchange is instantanious and ive found i like to put it in auto in built up areas,makes it effortless in town.
The rest of the time i have it in sport handling and track powertrain at the press of the active switch,just cant stop grinning!
A couple of nice touches,when the car is warming up the water and oil are blue,when warm (2 to 3 miles)its grey,then red if too hot
On the left hand side of the dash you can set it for either tyre pressure or tyre temperature which again turn red if they get to hot,handy for track work
The car even though wider than my turbo feels smaller as you are sitting more inboard and the steering is so responsive.The only downside so far is the brake feel when driving slowly,but you soon get used to it,although for commuting some people will not like it in stop start traffic,but no worse than driving a manual car,you just have to think about it more than in a normal car,maybe a small ajustment will help.
Mclaren themselves are very keen for us to point anything like this out,and are ringing people regularly
 

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Still running in,but balistic even though im not going over 5500 revs,gearchange is instantanious and ive found i like to put it in auto in built up areas,makes it effortless in town.
The rest of the time i have it in sport handling and track powertrain at the press of the active switch,just cant stop grinning!
A couple of nice touches,when the car is warming up the water and oil are blue,when warm (2 to 3 miles)its grey,then red if too hot
On the left hand side of the dash you can set it for either tyre pressure or tyre temperature which again turn red if they get to hot,handy for track work
The car even though wider than my turbo feels smaller as you are sitting more inboard and the steering is so responsive.The only downside so far is the brake feel when driving slowly,but you soon get used to it,although for commuting some people will not like it in stop start traffic,but no worse than driving a manual car,you just have to think about it more than in a normal car,maybe a small ajustment will help.
Mclaren themselves are very keen for us to point anything like this out,and are ringing people regularly
c'mon you must have tickled 7000 rpm at least once, maybe on the overrun? we won't tell anybody.... ;)

that is interesting about the tire monitoring - first time I've heard about that, thanks.

edit: I guess there wouldn't be much overrun with a DSG, now would there? doh!
 

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Thanks Andy, I feel a bit better now.

What is the issue in town?

Is it the brake lag at low speed or the engine driving against the brakes?
 

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Thanks Andy, I feel a bit better now.

What is the issue in town?

Is it the brake lag at low speed or the engine driving against the brakes?
slighty grabbing at low speeds and engine driving against the brakes,but its just as easy putting it in neutral if you know you will be stopped more than a few seconds,or put on the park brake as that flies off as soon as you set off.
But its more of an issue at the low speeds,i have std brakes so i dont know if ceramics will be any better
 

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That's interesting as the London demo car suffers that issue and my guess is the engine management software, ie mapping or digital throttle, plays a part and presumably is curable in time.

Still dithering between iron or composite discs despite McLaren Woking and London advising iron for my intended use of no more than 3 track days per year.
 

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That's interesting as the London demo car suffers that issue and my guess is the engine management software, ie mapping or digital throttle, plays a part and presumably is curable in time.

Still dithering between iron or composite discs despite McLaren Woking and London advising iron for my intended use of no more than 3 track days per year.
I know what you mean,i sort of went with the idea that i liked the original forward thinking look at solving an iron brake problem,also i discussed this with cris goodwin at dunsfold,and he said that they had looked at the problem normal sports cars have,and as a race team its more about the cooling,which they had spent alot of time on.Also of course the fronts dont take the punishment because of the airbrake.
My turbo has ceramics ,which i can get fading on the drive home,its not about the rotors getting hot its everything else transmitting to the fluid,and porshe brakes are supposed to be the best,so far on the same route ive had no problem
From my point of view about tracking, which i want to do also a similar amount,im thinking that my body will give up from the cornering g forces before the brakes do,so while im having a rest the brakes can aswell!!
 
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