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I was at the Manchester launch tonight and managed to talk to Greg Levine who is Global Sales & Marketing Director for McLaren Automotive

http://media.mclarenautomotive.com/release/67/

He told me that the radio and media player part of Iris is working and it was on the Manchester car. The Satnav and other functions are not yet working and therefore they have decided to include IRIS for free on early cars until all the functionality is available. These cars will be upgraded when the other functions are available.

I also asked about the 458 comparison tests but I'll post those comments on the appropriate thread!
 

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Thanks for your feedback and interesting to note that the real part/point of IRIS still not working and ages away from being fixed.

Considering all of the other R & D that the car has undergone over the last two years, surprised that such an apparently innocuous feature is holding everything up?

Is IRIS more than it makes out to be (probably not given the £5100 option/essential/obligatory component that it is) and will it be the Achilles heel?

My deliver wasn’t originally until Q4, but probably like me, you are getting embarrassed every time someone asks when you will be getting your car.

The McLaren Birmingham demonstrator has been up and running for some time now and even seven weeks ago it has covered over 5000 miles in ongoing pre-production tests!

Doesn’t look at the moment that any actual “real” customer/dealer cars have been produced.

Hope this is not observed as a criticism, as I want McLaren to succeed as much as most posters.

Just taking stock of exactly where we are at and that delivery appears about three months behind the originally planned schedule.

At B'ham luanch next Tuesday and will push for more.
I understand that the Manchester Orange car is production spec. They had a drama to get it there for the launch - it only arrived in the last couple of days and its not been PDI'd yet. I saw it on the line in Woking in April when it was 2/3 finished so think they have recently decided to stop waiting for full IRIS and get them out of the door.

It should be on the road in the next week - will be getting a road test soon :)
 
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