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Old 06-06-2004, 10:33 AM   #1
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What do you really think about the GT!?

It seems like people generally don't like the longtail GT that much.

I can't understand why, because even if it has some "overdesign" it clearly looks as the most brutal and uncompromising Mc.

I can't belive someone of those filthy rich bastards out there don't buy the goodie standing at McLaren

In my opinion the 3 (4) versions has their own kind of strength and weaknesses in all aspects, not leaving any of them behind.....

Well that's just me, I love them all....
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

i like the longtails very much, but i prefer road legal cars as the standard f1 and lm can be described as sexy but i dont think full on race cars can be. Besides the GTR got a much better race record. in 1995 won le mans and the fia gt series
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Cockrocket (...and what kind of name is that anyway?) I think you might be a bit confused. It doesn't matter if they had long or short tails, the racing versions of the McLaren F1 are all called "GTR"s. The car that Thorst is inquiring about is the F1 GT - a road legal version of the long tail GTR.



The factory only made three of them and still has the prototype '56XPGT' seen in this photo.

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Old 06-06-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

Yup, there's my baby!
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:55 PM   #5
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

if i could i would buy the Gt over the road car coz it looked mad and i would put the big wing on the back to make it look better
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

just when i thought you were kinda cool
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:57 AM   #7
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

lol, should we show him that pic of 073 with 3 spoilers, green wheels and james bond missiles?
that angle shot looks absolutely stunning, peloton do you have a pic of a GT with luggage compartments open?
Plus just a query, how many of you guys own Martn Brundle DVD?
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Re: Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

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that angle shot looks absolutely stunning
Thank 'chernobyl' - it's his screenshot.

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peloton do you have a pic of a GT with luggage compartments open?
Nope, sorry...

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Plus just a query, how many of you guys own Martn Brundle DVD?
I do, I do!

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Re: Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

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just when i thought you were kinda cool
Just coz i want a road going racer?
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if you want a road going racer, get a racer and have it rebuilt to road legal specs. i'm not a big fan of capital punishment, but anyone even thinking of molesting the rarest f1 in existence should have his/her head chopped off!
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

Had McLaren shown the GT any colour BUT black then my ears may have pricked up and genuine interest followed. However, they didn't.

Peter Steven's original design of the Road F1 was as pure and as simple as any esoteric hyper car could be. The Longtail was just an emasculated effort, borne out, I would think, by McLaren's decision not to evolve it into a cutomer road car.

Okay, it's still a McLaren F1, granted. But if I am ever in the fortunate position to actually own one, rather than opining over the merits of the car on an internet forum, it'd be short tail, high downforce kit, LM engine, paintwork and leather to my specification, and ditch the Kenwood system, I'll go Alpine F#1 Status/Xtant and Genesis Absolute and fvck the nominal weight gain!
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

the gt was purely made like this because of downforce and aero reasons, this shape is better in the wind.
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It's Duncan Hill's favourite and he should know...
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I like it but

The GT is a bad looking racing package, but I just prefer the look of the GTR. Short and sweet gets it done for me with no extra lines to break up the flow of the original packaging.
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Re: What do you really think about the GT!?

I reckon the GT looks like an F1 given to BATMAN to modify..
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