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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    When I was younger, the trifecta as me and some close friends called a trio of supercars was the CGT, Enzo, and SLR. Now, we have a new trifecta, and to be properly absorbed, the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren T'McLaren, and Porsche DiePorsche must be compared all together in a comparo.

    And what a comparo it'd be. Also, the nicknames of the three cars is ™Kitdy.
    I remember those times, I was in the first years of high school during that era of cars. Swap out that SLR for a Ford GT and that was my favorite issue of Motortrend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    Unlikely, considering the P1 is ~6-700lb lighter than the 918, even with just gas engine the power to weight ratio is almost matching 918s(0.249 bhp/lb for 918 vs 0.243bhp/lb for P1, per Wiki figure)

    Its a matter of how much faster the P1 is.
    Well, the GT-R does have a worse power to weight ratio than the ZR1, doesn't it?

    I personally couldn't care less, but after all the hype, the DNF status of the P1's Nurburgring lap is, at least, suspicious...
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    McLaren P1: How I Set The Motor Trend Production-Car Record - Motor Trend


    Frankly, I don't see this car being slower than much of anything in the near future...
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    Jay Leno just took delivery of his in the states.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqOLMtZufsI#t=494"]2015 McLaren P1 - Jay Lenos Garage - YouTube[/ame]

    I forgot he also owns all of the most recent McLarens...

    Also just noticed, the McLaren does not have center locking rims like Porsche does- it's a lot easier to change tires that way.

    A bit of a side note- he loves Italian cars but he doesn't seem to own any Ferraris. I wonder why that is. He has Lamborghinis and owns a few Maseratis, but just doesn't seem to own a Ferrari.
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    Some sort of tryst with a Ferrari dealer that's he's still sour from prevents him from buying them, I think. It's a shame, because, as the consummate car guy, Leno would get good ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    McLaren P1: How I Set The Motor Trend Production-Car Record - Motor Trend


    Frankly, I don't see this car being slower than much of anything in the near future...
    LaFerrari?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    Some sort of tryst with a Ferrari dealer that's he's still sour from prevents him from buying them, I think. It's a shame, because, as the consummate car guy, Leno would get good ones.
    I agree, he seems to be the most indiscriminate car fanatic- he literally loves everything car and motorcycle related- Tatra, Chevy, Ford, GM, Honda and Maserati- you name any significant marque, he'll have it. Except Ferrari.

    Heck, his whole garage is a good running timeline of automotive history.

    Too bad, Ferrari could have had a lot of free publicity.

    My only regret is that his earlier garage episodes were shot for pre HD quality YouTube.

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    LaFerrari?
    Perhaps. They're the only wild card now.

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    I think LaFerrari might, but McLaren seems to have a hell of a launch control.....The way they can make a 2WD car hook up on relatively modest tires with that much power is unreal...
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    If there is a wagging contest at the Nurburgring, I'd give the LaFerrari the nod over T'McLaren, ahead of DiePorsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Too bad, Ferrari could have had a lot of free publicity.
    Yea, they're struggling to move the iro.. aluminium.

    I like that he focusses more on what people might not already know about. Keeps it more interesting.
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    I would sell any body part for a P1.

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