Mikeyb. How do you compare the steering between the two cars. Also is the seating position an issue/benefit.....oh and brakes!
Steering undeniably better in the mac... i have found the 458 to be a little wooden at times... I think it's a combo of the extraordinarily good vision up front and of course the visible wheel arches (not that the 458 doesn't have those too) which means your ability to place the car i would say almost to the millimetre is unrivalled anywhere.. i have always been a big fan of porsche steering, but i believe the mclaren is better... also i think it helps that the development was done on english roads... we have some shockers as everyone knows, but it doesn't feel like it in the mac...
brakes is a slightly different thing... the 458 lacks a little in initial feel imho, but there's plenty of power... i have standard rotors on my mac, and the initial feel is better for sure.. i am still bedding them in a bit now so difficult to say definitively they are better, but have done a couple of stops from half way through the first three figs and have no problems.. definitely the air brake helps... feels very solid under braking, particularly over bumps when the 458 could at the extreme feel like it was on the stops... (in fact now i've written that i should elaborate and say whilst the retardation was always awesome, throw a big bump in with the 458 and it got a little more interesting!)
just as an aside, i love the way the mac sounds now as well when on max chat... i drove the demo without the kits and whilst not dull, it was certainly quieter than the 458.. the 458 is a lovely noise, and so is the mac now... they are just very different... i love the gt3 rs noise as well when at full bore, but it's difficult to say which of the three is the best.. they are all wonderful things to hear!