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Old 09-12-2009, 09:28 AM
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They plan to build a Carrera rival as their base model in the coming years, so that is going to be the entry level car.
That's even better. A more affordable option to grow the Mclaren brand and keep the factory humming. Perhaps a model with the same V8 minus the turbos and about 400 hp.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:17 PM
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Perhaps a model with the same V8 minus the turbos and about 400 hp.
And Direct Injection?
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:58 PM
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Starting in 2010 the 911 Turbo gets the same direct injection as the rest of the 911 family. Many Porsche enthusiast aren't happy. If you want the GT1 based engine you better buy a '09 turbo.
Isn't that because the GT1 based engine isn't able to be enlarged to 3.8 litres? Surely they wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't for a worthwhile performance increase..
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:12 PM
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This car does look bland, but maybe the silver from the formula 1 car will give it a bit more flare
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:45 AM
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Starting in 2010 the 911 Turbo gets the same direct injection as the rest of the 911 family. Many Porsche enthusiast aren't happy. If you want the GT1 based engine you better buy a '09 turbo.
The new GT3 has direct injection engine that's based on the GT1 motor....so I don't see what the problem is....

For the rest the GT1 motor was/is used as the design basis for all the "special" 911 engine from 996 onward, that includes all the Turbo, GT3, GT2 models...The block design is different from the regular 911 engine.

EDIT: did more reading, the GT3 is set to retain the GT1 bock, but Turbo will switch...
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:12 PM
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The new GT3 has direct injection engine that's based on the GT1 motor....so I don't see what the problem is....

For the rest the GT1 motor was/is used as the design basis for all the "special" 911 engine from 996 onward, that includes all the Turbo, GT3, GT2 models...The block design is different from the regular 911 engine.

EDIT: did more reading, the GT3 is set to retain the GT1 bock, but Turbo will switch...
I didn't think the GT3 and GT3RS got direct injection. The 3.6 L GT1 engine was taken out to 3.8 L. I don't believe they can make it any bigger so perhaps they'll DI to the next version to improve performance.
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EVO has released a great three part video reviewing the design of the MP4-12C with McLaren Managing Director, Antony Sheriff. It's about 25 minutes of content. You can watch them via these links:

McLaren MP4-12C | Car video | evo

McLaren MP4-12C | Car video | evo

McLaren MP4-12C | Car video | evo

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Old 10-01-2009, 01:04 AM
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EVO has released a great three part video reviewing the design of the MP4-12C with McLaren Managing Director, Antony Sheriff. It's about 25 minutes of content. You can watch them via these links:

McLaren MP4-12C | Car video | evo

McLaren MP4-12C | Car video | evo

McLaren MP4-12C | Car video | evo

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That's nice
We have an open invitation to visit them and shoot the car (and also the historic cars in the new building)
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:14 AM
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That's nice
We have an open invitation to visit them and shoot the car (and also the historic cars in the new building)
You have an in at McLaren?
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You have an in at McLaren?
that's what I said, when in the UK recently for Goodwood, it was too short notice, but we may probably go later this year.
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That's nice
We have an open invitation to visit them and shoot the car (and also the historic cars in the new building)
Ok.... that is legit.
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That's nice
We have an open invitation to visit them and shoot the car (and also the historic cars in the new building)
I might have heard that piece of news already from a certain someone.

That would be great for you guys, and us outsiders too of course. Hope it works out!

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I might have heard that piece of news already from a certain someone.
difficult to hide anything from you. Anyway, which chassis is M700 BHP? (GTR on show at the Goodwood Revival).
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difficult to hide anything from you. Anyway, which chassis is M700 BHP? (GTR on show at the Goodwood Revival).
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Afternoon all

While the McLaren MP4-12C has been all over motoring sites of late i thought this video and some of the other McLaren content might be of interest to you, there's photos, wallpapers, videos, competitions [to win a signed McLaren sketch and McLaren Car's book] and much more

This clip shows Jenson Button being interviewed by Chris Chilton

McLaren MP4-12C video CAR review
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