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# 214751 26-May-2017 13:33
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Was on way to a job in town this morning, and ended up following one of these for about 5mins..... OMG... even the idle sounds had me drooling.... :D

 

 

 

 





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Once I found myself changing the route, when 4 of maclarens cruise around Ponsonby, to follow them. sexy as.





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Ah, the McLaren 650S. Not bad.

 

I was lucky enough to see a whole bunch of them when McLaren ran the 'Epic NZ Tour 2016'.

 

They were all parked up under Queens wharf in Wellington. There was this one (650S), the hardcore version (675LT), as well as the rest, (12C's, 570S, 570GT, P1, F1, rare 650S Le Mans).

 

They make quite a noise just at idle.

 

And if you happen to have a spare $360K just lying around, you can have one too. See Here

 

The successor to the 650S is fairly epic as well, the 720S

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1788750 26-May-2017 13:56
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Are they legal that loud or is there an exemption for vehicles worth over a million? ; ).

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  # 1788759 26-May-2017 14:13
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Theres' a Hurracan (I think or some other Lamborghini) that visits a house up the road.  Nice.  Guy drives like a bit of an idiot though....and they're really not designed for residential roads/driveways.  Too low.





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xpd:

 

Was on way to a job in town this morning, and ended up following one of these for about 5mins..... OMG... even the idle sounds had me drooling.... :D

 

http://www.guideautoweb.com/en/specifications/mclaren/650s/spider/2017/

 

 

 

 

 

Oh so it was you that was following me very closely this morning. Give me a DM if you would like to test drive it.






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  # 1788792 26-May-2017 14:53
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Traffic jam in Auckland makes even that car look like a turtle, not Ninja Turtle, just a turtle :-)


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  # 1788802 26-May-2017 15:22
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RUKI:

 

Traffic jam in Auckland makes even that car look like a turtle, not Ninja Turtle, just a turtle :-)

 

 


The sound it was putting out, I wouldnt care :)

 

 





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  # 1788813 26-May-2017 15:48
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davidcole:

 

Theres' a Hurracan (I think or some other Lamborghini) that visits a house up the road.  Nice.  Guy drives like a bit of an idiot though....and they're really not designed for residential roads/driveways.  Too low.

 

 

The Huracan can raise up to about 175mm ground clearance at low speed (below about 70k), which is around the same as the likes of the Ford Fiesta. It's 'normal' ground clearance is only about 135mm, though, which is relatively low.


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  # 1788966 26-May-2017 23:25
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xpd:

 

RUKI:

 

Traffic jam in Auckland makes even that car look like a turtle, not Ninja Turtle, just a turtle :-)

 

 


The sound it was putting out, I wouldnt care :)

 

 

Funny. You'd have to pay ME to drive a noisy car. Serious. 





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  # 1789037 27-May-2017 09:27
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The car I most want to drive in the world right now, is the new Audi R8, the highest spec one. 


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There is a McLaren movie that is just out here in England (Guess NZ too), along similar lines to Senna as I understand. 


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  # 1789111 27-May-2017 12:59
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technically advanced but these new mclaren cars leave me emotionally cold

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  # 1790235 27-May-2017 14:22
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networkn:

 

The car I most want to drive in the world right now, is the new Audi R8, the highest spec one. 

 

 

The problem I have with the R8 is it looks too much like a TT...

 

gzt: Are they legal that loud or is there an exemption for vehicles worth over a million? ; ).

 

 

 

Pretty much, same with motorbikes. I hear some seriously loud twins yet I only every see boyracers pulled over.


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xpd:

 

Was on way to a job in town this morning, and ended up following one of these for about 5mins..... OMG... even the idle sounds had me drooling.... :D

 

http://www.guideautoweb.com/en/specifications/mclaren/650s/spider/2017/  

 

 

Oh so it was you that was following me very closely this morning. Give me a DM if you would like to test drive it.

 

 

Was it actually you?





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  # 1790308 27-May-2017 17:26
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xpd:... even the idle sounds had me drooling ...
Aren't these sounds now synthesised or reinforced by electronic or mechanical sound systems? Eg Soundaktor so with speakers one could simulate any desired effect.


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