20th Aug 2002, 08:55
If you have found the experience in Cobham a let down, you may have found that you were asleep as there is no such proving ground. You should have been part of the test team that Andy Wallace took around Bruntingthorpe. Ear defenders are a must in the GT.
24th Aug 2002, 01:38
That's right you spend nearly a million quid on a Mclaren and feel proud to own it and enjoy the thrill of driving it, or you don't do that and tuck your millions away in the bank and enjoy looking at all the noughts in your bank book. Next day you peg out, and lo and behold the tax man cometh and takes away 40 per cent from your estate, and then you down from above and say Jesus I wish I had bought that Mclaren.
12th May 2003, 14:18
This is truly funny, how can someone lie with such stupidity. The gear box, puh??? auto's with lower power levels are quicker 0-60 than there manual counterparts, that's a fact, but to pretend an auto f1 exists is stupidity at its best.
Like the guy earlier? read before you bend the truth.
5th Jun 2003, 02:14
I don't think that Mclaren has much tolerance for drivers with disabilities. The reason that it is not in your book is because only 100 were ever made, and they cost US$1,000,000!!!
12th Nov 2003, 15:13
What chassis number is the mclaren you own/owned? I know much about McLarens and their chassis numbers and would be interested in knowing which one your is. Thank you.
26th Feb 2004, 15:35
I believe that there was a short phase of about free months in which another company who I can't name helped out Mclaren. I read it up in a car magazine. This company apparently fitted auto boxes to the car, but there were only about 3 made. I find it very unlikely that this person has one of those three cars. But its not impossible.
17th Mar 2004, 10:59
Now, don't get me wrong, but I do know that the Ferrari 456 GTA has a 4 speed automatic gearbox in it and it also has over 436 horsepower.
1st Apr 2004, 09:16
..and? no one said that auto boxes and sportscars don't mix. It's a *completely* different thing to convert to auto a precision tool like the McLaren with its one-of-a-kind engineering solutions (engine, chassis everything).
24th Jun 2004, 08:18
You don't have to be in a wheelchair to be disabled.
Sorry, nothing to add about the truthfulness or not of this threads kickoff point.
Having said that, anybody considered the possibility that he meant automatic-something-else and just didn't type it all in?
26th Jun 2004, 10:15
No. I'm going to play Polo with Ma and Pa on my new turbocharged pony. Anyone care to join?
P.S. It'll be on 18th September, 400 B.C. on Neptune. Bring a jumper, might be a bit chilly.