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After speaking with a factory rep, my dealer reported 7.5kg including fluids. I think this is a great trade off since many of us intend the car as a frequent or daily driver. Per my dealer it also raises all four corners. They did not comment on retrofitting. The added weight suggests extra hardware beyond just some reservoir or linkage, which could be unreasonably expensive. Thoughts? I haven't heard any woeful tales of snout dragging.

Speaking of weight, I am still on the fence about the audio and nav. Is the interior noise level as high as Ferrari and Porsche at highway speed? I recall similar decibel levels in a magazine comparison. (Carbon tub "thock" aside.)
 

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I drive mine all the time (1300 miles in 3ish weeks) and I've only scraped the front lip once when I was being 'brave' coming out of my driveway. However, unless you plan to seriously track it and be part of a race team, do you really care about 7.5kg? I've been told by both dealers and McLaren employees that it will *not* be retro-fitable to the 2012 MY cars.

Interior noise level, in normal/normal is negligible. I have conversations with passengers all the time while on the freeway. Track/track is another story ;)

I miss not having nav, but I know it's coming down the road. A lot of folks don't like the quality of the audio system, but I opted for the upgraded audio system (since I knew I'd be driving it a lot) and I've been very happy with it (aside from a few bugs that are already fixed in the next software rev)
 

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7.5 kg is barely more than a gallon of fuel or the difference between carrying last nights curry on board or not (well almost, if you get where I’m coming from).

A must have, if you are worried about ground clearance.
 

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not bad to save the car from those speed bumps. Did they say how much it lifts?
 

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7.5 kg is barely more than a gallon of fuel or the difference between carrying last nights curry on board or not (well almost, if you get where I’m coming from).

A must have, if you are worried about ground clearance.
Laxatives and diuretics will make any car a bit faster. :D Heavier options do add up though, to within 150# of a light-end 458, or so I read. My 12C won't see much track time. I think I'd be better off with a 360 Challenge or maybe a cayman r.
 
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