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Welcome to McLaren Life, please introduce yourself and anticipated delivery dates if you've ordered one.
 

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Hi, I have been an McLaren F1 fan for over a decade. Good to see them finally on the pace this year. Not sure about the new road car yet. will need to see and drive one first.
 

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I am stoked to join the community of likeminded car guys interested in racing and the upcoming car lines. Looking forward to it!
 

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Hello,

I m Belgian, working in Lithuania.
Currently driving Lotus and TVR, I dont thank Ron Dennis to produce a car i really want but which is in the price bracket ine step higher of the other cars i usually want.
Still, i really want one so i hope to be able to buy one in maybe 2 years, hope we will have feedback of the first owners in the meantime:)
 

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Welcome. I just posted a link to the dealers listing in another topic. Please do keep us posted on when your dealer opens.
 

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Hello!

I like good sports cars with F1 cred, driving only Ferraris so far. Very curious about the new McLaren. All the best to all members!
 

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Sure he will. Some of the salesperson that were in my training were also Ferrari dealers, and they said me that the car was even better than the 458 (I have driven the 458 only in town, not in circuit, so I can not tell).
I would love to see how such a factory is laid out and how such an exclusive high performance car is being taken from raw material stage all the way to finished supercar.

Nandogh, it is quite interesting that apparently a Ferrari dealer can also represent McLaren. I would have thought that neither Ferrari nor McLaren would like such head to head competition products to be sold on the same premises. I'm looking forward to seeing the MP4-12C taking its place on the market.

I believe the new MP4-12C is the best thing that could happen to McLaren, to Ferrari and most of all to us as clients of such cars. To me there has not until now been a true contender to what Ferrari is producing today. McLaren has the pedigree, technology and F1 knowledge to achieve the same or higher desireability as that of a Ferrari. Lamborghini and Porsche don't cut it on desireability and refinement and Ferrari risk losing some of its desireability by making too many less fantastic cars like the California. This is going to keep Ferrari even higher on their tip toes and vice versa for McLaren. For us aficionados that is just marvellous. The next battle is likely due when it is time for the successors of the Enzo and the F1. Another dream battle for me would be Ferrari making a new small high performance Dino and McLaren making the equivalent contender. Competition is good!

Interesting times ahead, indeed!
 

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Capo,

Welcome to the site. Glad to see you on this side of the automotive world. I think a lot of Ferrari owners are going to be interested in testing these cars out. Good things to come I'm sure.
 

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Capo,

Welcome to the site. Glad to see you on this side of the automotive world. I think a lot of Ferrari owners are going to be interested in testing these cars out. Good things to come I'm sure.
Thanks a lot! I'm glad I was directed here via a link posted by Boxer at FL. Being a passionate Rolls-Royce owner as well it would be fabulous to have a similar site for Roller owners.

Regarding McLaren and Ferrari ownership, I could consider owning a Porsche and a Lambo but it would not give me the same combination of utmost performance PLUS exclusivity and refined elegance. McLaren and Ferrari both do it for me in that respect and I see no conflict in owning and pampering both cars. The same reasoning as with the Porsche and the Lambo goes for a big MB S-Class. Great car, wouldn't mind owning one but I'd rather cruise the surroundings in one of my Rollers.
 

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I believe the new MP4-12C is the best thing that could happen to McLaren, to Ferrari and most of all to us as clients of such cars. To me there has not until now been a true contender to what Ferrari is producing today. McLaren has the pedigree, technology and F1 knowledge to achieve the same or higher desireability as that of a Ferrari. Lamborghini and Porsche don't cut it on desireability and refinement and Ferrari risk losing some of its desireability by making too many less fantastic cars like the California. This is going to keep Ferrari even higher on their tip toes and vice versa for McLaren. For us aficionados that is just marvellous. The next battle is likely due when it is time for the successors of the Enzo and the F1. Another dream battle for me would be Ferrari making a new small high performance Dino and McLaren making the equivalent contender. Competition is good!

Interesting times ahead, indeed!
I agree. McLaren is the one F1 competitor which has the heritage and history to give Ferrari a good run for its money. The fact that McLaren built the F1 back int eh mid 90's only adds to its credibility.

Neither Williams or Sauber would be able to pull this off. Also don;t think anyone would buy a Force India or Red Bull road car.
 

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Do you think many Rolls-Royce owners would be interested in having their own forum?
It's a little difficult for me to say since I haven't been the typical type to enroll in owners' clubs before. My only experiences of community belonging and activity apart from signing up to FL in Dec last year have been organized track days by Loris Kessel Racing and by Ferrari.

This spring however, I did sign up for membership at the Swiss RR and Crew-era Bentley club. I suspected their average age would be rather high and from photographs from their gatherings it does seem a bit like Jurassic Park. They sent me lots of information and flash newsletters and seem to be very organized and active. I haven't been to any of their get-togethers but they seem to have something cooking frequently and on a regular basis. I must say though that I'm really not the type to use my Rollers as a means of "getting new mates". I would probably go to see the Swiss vintage RR fleet exposed but never to the other social type of events. Nevertheless, I don't think it is harmful to have the contact established.

The Swiss RR club do have their Swiss web site as well but what I have seen from FL is how good it is to have an international web forum. I don't know if that already exists for RR in a form like how FL is working but I would be much more interested in such a web forum rather than what a socially oriented club has to offer. It is nice to have a global forum when you are looking for special parts, information on era correct umbrellas or gadgets for a specific model, etc. A very good advantage is that you can remain rather anonymous if you like. I think that would be attractive to many Roller owners. It would seem to me that there are two kinds of Roller owners: the ones who enjoy it from the inside of the car and the ones who enjoy it from the outside of the car. The first already have a social life and buy the car as a good daily transport. The latter need to build a social thing around it and take the car out only on special occasions. Since I belong to the first category I think that like me, others from the first category would never join the latter category but they might be interested in a global forum.

That's how I see it. I hope it is of some help for whoever considers starting a RR forum.
 

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Capo, as McLaren is aiming for the best -not only in sales but aftersales-, I suppose that is why they are accepting Ferrari dealers as a McLaren dealers also. Obviously the same person will not sell both brands, and I think that some Ferrari salesmen will start selling McLaren, and some new salesperson will start selling Ferraris.

In fact, some of the Ferrari salesperson in my training course also worked with Bentley, Aston, Bugatti, Pagani, etc. I think that nowadays a single Ferrari dealer cannot survive unless it is part of a bigger group (for instance C. de Salamanca, the Marbella Ferrari dealer has also Bentley, Maserati, Jaguar, Range Rover...)

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That's good news, nandogh!

My local Ferrari dealer in Switzerland also sells Bentley and considering Bugatti. I hope they get McLaren as well. By the way, do you know the Ferrari dealer on Nunez de Balboa, Madrid? I used to have my office next door and bought my first Ferrari from them 11 years ago.
 
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