Great to finally have a dedicated McLaren site
You should definitely try to do the factory tour and arrange for a test drive. Think you will be impressed.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!
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.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).
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.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.
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.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!
Do you think many Rolls-Royce owners would be interested in having their own forum?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.
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.Do you think many Rolls-Royce owners would be interested in having their own forum?
That's good news, nandogh!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...)