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Old 10-15-2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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So you want to take your 650HP McLaren 650S out on the track and flog it a bit?



Just got invited to a special event where (24) people get to drive the new McLaren 650S on the racetrack and evaluate it. And they are doing a catered lunch for us in the paddock as well as flying over the factory team drivers for the event. How much fun is that? 650 HP, 3000 lb, Ceramic brakes on a all carbon fiber tub. Sure, I suppose I can tear myself away from work on Nov 6th and meet you at Summit Point Raceway to exercise your $ 265,000 car. Will you have take-home swag for us as well? Hope I don't like the car too much - mama wouldn't understand a second on the house for one...

I'll take photos...post them back here after the event.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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Sounded awesome until the Summit Point part. I guess it's better than nothing Too bad they didn't pick VIR.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:05 PM   #3
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Guy I know picked up an MP4 12C last week.
Looks like fun, but it sits so low that he has to go in and out of all but the shallowest driveways at an angle.
On a track though? That driving experience should be hard to beat.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:08 PM   #4
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Sounded awesome until the Summit Point part. I guess it's better than nothing Too bad they didn't pick VIR.
Ahhh....I see you have been to Summit Point Raceway! The track sucks, totally. I shall try hard to keep it out of the trees at Turn 3 as I think carbon fiber doesn't crash well.

VIR on the other hand - a little bit of track heaven.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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Catered lunch??

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:50 PM   #6
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Those first 12C's depreciated like stones once the 650s got announced. Won't be hard to pick one up for $30k in another year or two.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #7
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Ahhh....I see you have been to Summit Point Raceway! The track sucks, totally. I shall try hard to keep it out of the trees at Turn 3 as I think carbon fiber doesn't crash well.

VIR on the other hand - a little bit of track heaven.
I liked Summit when I rode there
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:54 AM   #8
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Love Summit Point! I live right up the road so I bet I'll hear you.
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:04 PM   #9
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Sure, I suppose I can tear myself away from work on Nov 6th and meet you at Summit Point Raceway to exercise your $ 265,000 car.
I would darn near QUIT my job to make that appointment.
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