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  1. 12 hours ago, Ian_C said:

    My advice is message someone like Bison before this forum disappears off the internet forever.  The old photo galleries are backed up I believe during the last big platform / server change, but all the old links are broken, so nothing embedded in old forum posts works.  So it is impossible for mere mortals to view them?

    I find it really quiet, I’m guessing everyone has migrated to another form of social media or just grown up!

  2. Hi all. Between 2003 and 2006 I must have put dozens of pics of my old beloved R32 , Reg HX03VYB and yet I don’t have a single one today which is incredibly sad. I had put pics in the original forum gallery, I am not sure if that still exists? 


    If if anyone could find me a picture I would be incredibly grateful :)

  3. Well my dealer is still saying I get the grey car at the start of next month but I can tell by the hesitation in his voice he does not quite believe what the computer is telling him. Meanwhile a press car is out there with virtually my spec, just wrong wheels and I have a glass roof. Getting very excited now





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  4. 9 hours ago, Andrew said:

    Let's suppose you don't like it, can you cancel the one you are ordering for keeps?

    I don't think there is a chance I won't like it to be honest but I haven't got my confirmed build slot for second car and only a refundable deposit so theoretically yes although it really wouldn't go down well for my reputation at Mclaren! I will like it I'm sure. 570 was a hoot, 675 owners would die for their car and the P1 is a seething manic beast of a car. From what I hear this will be nothing short of fantastic, the press should get their cars just before I get mine I think. Touch wood, fingers and toes crossed....

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  5. 5 hours ago, Rachel said:

    Isn't that just beer money for you?  :P

    Nice collection of modern road rockets you are accruing...

    where do you buy beer! :o;)

    thanks.. after a few years of relationship building with the manufacturers and dealers plus growing the IG account (by chance) hopefully the opportunity to get some nice metal and carbon directly will come. :)

  6. 13 hours ago, Scotty said:

    Doesn't a price that high mean it's got bigger chance of more appreciation potential? 

    How much of your purchasing is done in the head and how much in the heart?

    I am quoting market price as the list of around 3m euros is kind or irrelevant considering only 200 of their best customers were able to buy them. i don't think we will see many for sale any time soon as Ferrari are very diligent on who gets a car. we are only just seeing coupes really hit the market in a big way because its been out long enough for Ferrari not to be too bothered... 

    I look at all my cars with head and heart. My simple rule i abide by is if the market goes pop, where do i think it could it drop too and would I be comfortable sitting on that particular car with that hit. I don't buy any car I am not passionate about. I take an educated guess at what looks relative "value" in the market but the car must come before the deal. I make decisions quicker than the old days but none are taken lightly lol!

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  7. 21 hours ago, Andrew said:

    Wow. Just wow. Was this the special project thing you hinted at when selling your GTO? I wondered if it was an F40 or 50. Or LaF Aperta. Or a classic. In short, I had no idea!

    Plan has developed for this since I first saw the car in November last year. it really is very advanced and an incredible bit of kit, press get hold of it in a couple of weeks, looking forward to hearing their thoughts!


    laf aperta would be lovely but £5m !?

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  8. On 08/04/2017 at 10:20 PM, max_b said:

    The stuff dreams are made out of +++ Well done mate.

    Just so we are up to date, what's currently still in the fleet and what will be left once the McWOP's arrive?

    Lol a few bits and bobs - 918, P1, 720Wop, FF, Speciale, 991.1GT3RS Wop, 991.2 GT3 Manual, and hopefully a GT2RS

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  9. Haha. - just to be clear I won't own two at once. The mso car will take a bit of time to develop and the factory will only take it on when it's ready - basically end of year earliest but I'm prepared for start 18 to be honest. I'm hoping the grey car comes start June as was lucky enough to get allocation for one of the very first. I'll be putting it through its paces and offering an honest review of course chaps :);)

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  10. So without being silly I have two 720S Mclaren's coming. The first batch of cars are all pre specced by the factory in order to get them on the road as quickly as possible. I took what I considered to be a safe spec, one I can run for the summer then hand back to the dealer when the second car comes. Cad attached. The grey up close is actually really special the best tier of paint mclaren do and very pearly. The interior is safe black and carbon. 


    The second car is the one to keep. The velocity and spending time with the MSO team just inspired me. I got so much joy from the rs project and I believe this 720 really is the best thing to come out of Woking. The quality, attention to detail and I have little doubt the performance is going to put everything to shame. A brilliant all rounder that will also destroy all completion on track. The cabin is incredibly luxurious and spacious, the roof glass, visibility like nothing else. The infotainment system seemed slick, sharp and clever. Not like the Mclaren's of old.

    the scheme I am going for is personalised , there will be blends of up to three red paints, one of which will be bespoke to me. Lots of carbon and maybe some Wops sign offs just for fun. 

    I am not giving anything away as I don't want it copied. All I will show is this for now I'm afraid! Bare with me, I so hope it will be worth it!

    I do need to come up with a name for the new car!










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  11. 50 minutes ago, CarMad said:

    I like the noise the V10 makes its hard not to but agree on the styling and substance, few liked the handling of the base model lets be honest. 

    Yes I have been told this, bit too much understeer too. Friend had one of the first took it straight to Silverstone . No denying it was quick, but he sold it pretty much straight away as found it dull