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Ok lucky guys that are owners already, it can't be all smiles and smooth sailing. What issues, besides DORIS, have you got? Did the 8.2 mapping cure all the gremlins? How's everything else holing up? I don't want to jinx anybody, but it's eerily quiet on this front.
 

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I heard some not so nice things about the stereo recently - any comments?
 

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Ok lucky guys that are owners already, it can't be all smiles and smooth sailing. What issues, besides DORIS, have you got? Did the 8.2 mapping cure all the gremlins? How's everything else holing up? I don't want to jinx anybody, but it's eerily quiet on this front.
Mine is in today for 3 days,apart from the firmware updates im most interested in the new bolts that secure the suspension to the tub,these irradicate the creaking that ive got used to,so now the car will sound smooth aswell as feeling smooth.I will report about anything else nextweek,another thing they are doing is re-mapping the keyfob to clik open the door an inch if your in a rush or its raining by holding down the fob button,something ive never found a problem with anyway.
I Have a feeling when you guys get your cars you will realise its all been a mountain out of a molehill and a big shame for the image of Mclaren,this will all be forgotten next year(apart from the ignorant few,mudd sticks).
And people will soon see the build quality and general robustness of the car compared to the competiton,and poor build quality means you really have to be passionate about something to put up with it in the long run.
 

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Mine in too Andy - usual courteous man collected the car loaded it and will return on thursday

When is Doris coming:rolleyes:

Did another track day at Snetterton on Saturday - brilliant:cool:pics on faceache
 

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Mine is in today for 3 days,apart from the firmware updates im most interested in the new bolts that secure the suspension to the tub,these irradicate the creaking that ive got used to,so now the car will sound smooth aswell as feeling smooth.I will report about anything else nextweek,another thing they are doing is re-mapping the keyfob to clik open the door an inch if your in a rush or its raining by holding down the fob button,something ive never found a problem with anyway.
I Have a feeling when you guys get your cars you will realise its all been a mountain out of a molehill and a big shame for the image of Mclaren,this will all be forgotten next year(apart from the ignorant few,mudd sticks).
And people will soon see the build quality and general robustness of the car compared to the competiton,and poor build quality means you really have to be passionate about something to put up with it in the long run.

Andy. You should be congratulated on your mature and positive attitude to MP12 ownership.........so congratulations.......and I won't tell your wife OK!


ps Just returned from Stockholm, no Mclarens, lots of push bikes and no fat people.......just no fat people.....says a lot for pickled herrings and bicycles.
 

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The most obvious, and glaring, problem is that I don't have mine yet.

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I heard some not so nice things about the stereo recently - any comments?
I listened to a demonstrator with IRIS and it was *maybe* as good as my 3 series with premium audio - definitely not better.

At least it's better than the F430 stereo? I haven't listened to a 458...
 

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I heard some not so nice things about the stereo recently - any comments?
Sorry Hyper,i just cant comment,i dont know enough about stereo,s ,i very rarely put them on,one of the reasons my wife dosent like coming in my cars,apart from the obvious:D
 

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I finally got my car, I could only drive it for one day because of time issues.
But I think I made the most of it since I drove it for about a 700 miles to and from Dunsfold to have another go at the track. I didn't drive my car on track, by the way.
First of all, I have to say, the car I got now is bloody FANTASTIC. I drove a democar before, and I have to say I was disillusioned with it, and I drove it for a 1000 miles of which 300 on track. To be honest, everything said in the press appeared to be true. I am not going sum up all what I felt was wrong with that car, but I will say that now everything is mega. Steering is precise, pointy, maybe a bit light but that's fine for a road car. Gear changing is far better, you don't get that strange pre-cogging feel half way the gear change anymore, and it still is beefy enough, although pre-cogging still happens, which is a good thing. Throttle response is fantastic now, the engine really picks up like a atmospheric one. And you get that meaty full feeling of power and sound behind the wheel, like a V12, and it just keeps going. Maybe it's the sports exhaust, but it is mega. I could go on and bore everyone to death, but let me just say that this feels a totally different car and it's great.
One piece of advise, never drive on a wet track on the normal handling settings, not good, to be honest, never drive in normal handling mode on track. And yeah, the stereo is not that great.
Here's a picture of me and a little friend at Dunsfold
 

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I finally got my car, I could only drive it for one day because of time issues.
But I think I made the most of it since I drove it for about a 700 miles to and from Dunsfold to have another go at the track. I didn't drive my car on track, by the way.
First of all, I have to say, the car I got now is bloody FANTASTIC. I drove a democar before, and I have to say I was disillusioned with it, and I drove it for a 1000 miles of which 300 on track. To be honest, everything said in the press appeared to be true. I am not going sum up all what I felt was wrong with that car, but I will say that now everything is mega. Steering is precise, pointy, maybe a bit light but that's fine for a road car. Gear changing is far better, you don't get that strange pre-cogging feel half way the gear change anymore, and it still is beefy enough, although pre-cogging still happens, which is a good thing. Throttle response is fantastic now, the engine really picks up like a atmospheric one. And you get that meaty full feeling of power and sound behind the wheel, like a V12, and it just keeps going. Maybe it's the sports exhaust, but it is mega. I could go on and bore everyone to death, but let me just say that this feels a totally different car and it's great.
One piece of advise, never drive on a wet track on the normal handling settings, not good, to be honest, never drive in normal handling mode on track. And yeah, the stereo is not that great.
Here's a picture of me and a little friend at Dunsfold
Very nice to hear. Sounds like McLaren really has been improving the car and not just paying lip service.

May you indulge a small request? Can you take a video or sound recording of your sports exhaust, preferably hitting redline through consecutive gears? I'm dying to hear how it sounds when somebody is really getting after it.
 

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The F1 is not mine, cannot tell anything more. Strange thing is, I have never before been on a forum or anything like this. I would really like to have some privacy, so do not be offended if I cannot answer everything. For me, doing this is already way out of my comfort zone.
And I will try to find someone to make the video, but this could take a week or two because of organisational problems.
 

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The F1 is not mine, cannot tell anything more. Strange thing is, I have never before been on a forum or anything like this. I would really like to have some privacy, so do not be offended if I cannot answer everything. For me, doing this is already way out of my comfort zone.
And I will try to find someone to make the video, but this could take a week or two because of organisational problems.
Believe it or not MAX,neither have I,but i have found it helpfull talking to like minded people and being a part of something that is unlikly to happen again in the auto motive world.
I hope you get to feel more comfortable in the future and keep posting,as for me i feel happy in this community ,anywhere else and i would have been taken to pieces for my dyslexia,quite enlightening i dont even do facebook or twitter:eek:


Sorry for the above post,rather a long liquid lunch,didnt mean to get emotional!buisness meetings among friends should be banned mid-week
 

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The F1 is chassis #043 - quite good to see it having a day out. :cool:

This car spent all of its life in Japan up until this year. It was originally owned by Motokazu Sayama, the man behind 'Ueno Clinic' which was the title sponsor for the the McLaren F1 GTR that won Le Mans in 1995.

He leased GTR #01R from McLaren in order to provide a drive for Japanese driver Masanori Sekiya, in an attempt to make him the first Japanese driver to ever win at Le Mans. That attempt was successful, but part of the lease contract for #01R stipulated that if it won the race that McLaren would keep the GTR. Shortly after their victory this F1 road car was built for Mr Sayama and was painted in similar colors to the Le Mans winner - black on top and grey on the bottom.

There aren't many great photos of the car in the public domain as it remained fairly well hidden during its many years in Japan, but here are a couple of the better ones.





Maxendeddy - really appreciate you sharing the photo and the great experience you are having with your new car. I would hope that you will continue to participate. :)

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Peloton is an F1 freak! Great observations and insight into a very special F1. Thanks!
 

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Thanks - I just pay attention more than most other people care to do. ;)

Actually this F1's current owner contacted me a few months back and we had some nice and at times comical exchanges via email. He definitely appreciates the history this particular car holds and it was a factor in his decision to purchase the car. I am hopeful that he'll keep it as it was originally built. :)

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The F1 is not mine, cannot tell anything more. Strange thing is, I have never before been on a forum or anything like this. I would really like to have some privacy, so do not be offended if I cannot answer everything. For me, doing this is already way out of my comfort zone.
And I will try to find someone to make the video, but this could take a week or two because of organisational problems.
Are you based near the owner?

I know the owner (in fact I've done a shoot of the car for him) and could help out with video if you'd like. I'm in surrey. If you'd like to take it private, please email me:
[email protected]

(and if you speak to the owner of the F1, mention George the photographer)
 
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