McLaren very much want to make sure they are not seen as just following Ferrari. Hence I doubt we will see a direct response to the 458 Scud/CS/Massa (Massa would be a good name for it as the 12C will still be faster). I would expect something a bit different that just a stripped down light weight version of the 12C to emerge out of Woking.I am sure they are waiting for Ferrari to reveal the hardcore 458 Scuderia / MC. Then we might hear some things. No use revealing anything until after the showing in September IMO.
I actually expect just the opposite -- just a more stripped down 12C with some new aero pieces and a small hp bump.McLaren very much want to make sure they are not seen as just following Ferrari. Hence I doubt we will see a direct response to the 458 Scud/CS/Massa (Massa would be a good name for it as the 12C will still be faster). I would expect something a bit different that just a stripped down light weight version of the 12C to emerge out of Woking.
That theory doesn't really hold up.Interesting Comments
IMHO, The biggest problem, is not a doggy IRIS, who really cares if it is not up to scratch, Others have got away with this for years.
This lot have to sort out the residual problem , unless they address this and soon, I just can not see the way forward. Same as any business without sales ,there is no business
Lamborghini has realised this, in so much as I hear that the Lamborghini G, replacement will be not much over 200k full spec. Not sure if this is for SP or Coupe.
Exactly. I was at a car show yesterday and saw the new Aston for 355K sticker. In less than two years it will be on the lot for less than half of that, just like the DBS before it. Hasn't stopped Aston from pricing at a premium. This idea that McLaren could easily protect resale doesn't make financial sense. Only Ferrari has the brand equity to do that. And the equity was built by decades of mystique and supply that was truly limited by hand built manufacturing.That theory doesn't really hold up.
Bentley, RR, AM, AMG -- all lose insane value very quickly yet they stick around. Tons of luxury brands, from cars to watches, continue to exist even with horrendous resale value. In fact, tons of stuff in the world has pretty bad resale value and could be bought at significant discounts after a year, but for whatever reasons people just like to buy new.
The guy who lost $100K on the 12C I bought had no issue paying top dollar for the Spider her replaced it with. Resale value doesn't hurt as much as some might think. There really is a lot of people who couldn't care less about the resale value and will just buy it if they want it.
I highly doubt a Gallardo replacement will come in at $200K full spec. The current bare bone 550 is $200K. I expect $250-300K just like the competition. I expect the R8 however to be price $170-200K.
There you go so I'm not the only one who has had no issues with iris, well one minor exception the crackly sound of bluetooth which is no biggie. Cheers....??I think Mclaren will begin to enter other markets very conservatively.
There is no rush - the MP4 set the stage and good bad or indifferent RD won't be going anywhere soon.
Also - this IRIS thing is out of control.
My daughter accompanied me on a drive and used all the IRIS tech - it worked flawlessly!