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Can all that have ordered a 12 c tell me if they specced the following on there car,

As im not sure on these,

Sports exhaust
Parking Sensors
Electric Memory seats, (im told the standard ones are electric anyways, will check if this is correct tommorrow)


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I get the impression that the sports exhaust is a waste of dosh as it does not radically alter the sound but others may disagree. There will probably be a MK2 exhaust or an aftermarket noisy one - my guess.

Electric seats ordered and parking sensors which are probably a must.
 

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Can all that have ordered a 12 c tell me if they specced the following on there car,

As im not sure on these,

Sports exhaust
Parking Sensors
Electric Memory seats, (im told the standard ones are electric anyways, will check if this is correct tommorrow)


Thanks guys

Hi Stevie!

Everything also ordered!
 

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I get the impression that the sports exhaust is a waste of dosh as it does not radically alter the sound but others may disagree. There will probably be a MK2 exhaust or an aftermarket noisy one - my guess.

Electric seats ordered and parking sensors which are probably a must.

thanks mate, agree with you on park and seats,

so i suppose the question should just be on sports exhaust.
 

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Steve ,

About the Sportsexhaust i know Larrini is taking a look at it to make a aftermarket one !!
The electric seats add some 20 kg to the car , i will not take this option .
Parking sensors i think its a wise option to order .
 

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Can all that have ordered a 12 c tell me if they specced the following on there car,

As im not sure on these,

Sports exhaust
Parking Sensors
Electric Memory seats, (im told the standard ones are electric anyways, will check if this is correct tommorrow)


Thanks guys
Sports seems to be only louder from the outside so no benefit,,and only a couple of kg lighter,so no
parking sensors yes,but i wish they had only gone for rear,as they make a big thing about being able to see the front of the car anyway.
electic (heavy seats)no,im sure the drivers seat is ajustable electrically for height only on none electic,so saves alot of weight,again i wish someone would do just heated,but not electrically ajusted seats for the DD who only drives the car himself
 

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- sports exhaust yes, they hooked me with the F1 Inconel construction but it better sound damn good for the $$ or I'll be looking for somebody to talk to
- parking sensors prob a good idea but somehow I overlooked it on the spec sheet
- heavy seats, no, as I may replace the seats altogether if they make a sport seat with harness cutouts on a future variant (GT-spec?)
 

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From the configurator:

By upgrading the exhaust, you can reduce the exhaust’s weight by a further 20%. By using Inconel, a tough material also found on our Formula 1 cars, we’ve been able to create a thinner, smaller, super-lightweight exhaust. In addition, it's resistant to temperatures of more than 1000˚C – ideal for use on the track.

We’ve also altered the super-lightweight exhaust’s geometry to deliver a more intense, amplified sound. Its distinctive, rhythmic low rumble is punctuated by powerful acoustics every time you step on the 12C’s accelerator and take it up through the gears. Loud and exhilarating, it creates an unmistakable McLaren sound.
 

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Sport exhaust, Yes, for the weight and sound.
Sensors, Yes.
Electric seats, no way: do you realize the weight of all these electric motors?
 

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From the configurator:

By upgrading the exhaust, you can reduce the exhaust’s weight by a further 20%. By using Inconel, a tough material also found on our Formula 1 cars, we’ve been able to create a thinner, smaller, super-lightweight exhaust. In addition, it's resistant to temperatures of more than 1000˚C – ideal for use on the track.

We’ve also altered the super-lightweight exhaust’s geometry to deliver a more intense, amplified sound. Its distinctive, rhythmic low rumble is punctuated by powerful acoustics every time you step on the 12C’s accelerator and take it up through the gears. Loud and exhilarating, it creates an unmistakable McLaren sound.
Only for the sound,not for the weight,6th when that was written the std exhaust was heavier,they managed to get it through homologation in a lighter spec! the inconel has the heritage but also drive by valves so allegedly its only 1 kilo lighter!!
 

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I went:

Sports Exhaust - Yes
Electric Seats - Yes (The gf really misses the heated seats in my previous Porsche)
Parking sensors - No (Unless they warn OTHER drivers where my bumpers are)
 

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Only for the sound,not for the weight,6th when that was written the std exhaust was heavier,they managed to get it through homologation in a lighter spec! the inconel has the heritage but also drive by valves so allegedly its only 1 kilo lighter!!
Good to know, thanks Andy. The heat tolerance is of some interest too, although I'm sure the std exhaust will hold up just fine under most applications. Didn't actually realize the sports was valved, learn something every day! Hopefully the car I test drive tomorrow will have it so I can report back.
 

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sports exhaust - hell yeah, performance and more sound

electric seats - yes - i like to have my seat adjusted perfectly along with the easy get in and out feature

sensors - no, would have gone for these but its only audible alerts and only at the back whereas i would have preferred proper visual alerts (a la mercedes).
 

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Do the parking sensors show on the bumpers? That is the main reason I didn't spec them. I don't want or need them on my car but if anyone else drives it I would.
 

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Do the parking sensors show on the bumpers? That is the main reason I didn't spec them. I don't want or need them on my car but if anyone else drives it I would.
only the same as any other top end european car,just slighty recessed buttons,4 on the front and 4 on the rear,they dont catch the eye as everyone has them these days.But i wished they had just a rear option avalible
 
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