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Title: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Parminio on Friday, January 24, 2014
(http://media.cdn.mclaren.com/images/galleries/McLaren-Mercedes-MP4-29-2.jpg)

(http://media.cdn.mclaren.com/images/galleries/_79P0166.jpg)

(http://media.cdn.mclaren.com/images/galleries/_79P0147.jpg)

God I hope she's as fast as she looks!
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: hammerthief on Friday, January 24, 2014
Wow I love the side pod opening, thank goodness they have kept the colour!!
Why the double entry holes in the front brake duct?
Just want to see it run. Booked tickets for a different GP again this year today.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Whisky A Go Go on Friday, January 24, 2014
Sweet looking ride. I like it.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Parminio on Friday, January 24, 2014
Why the double entry holes in the front brake duct?

My guess is for equal cooling. With the rotation of the rotor, heat resides the most at the point immediately after the calipers, so you want the most air focused there and the least air focused right at the lead edge of the caliper. That makes the cooling more equal over the entire rotor face.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: hammerthief on Saturday, January 25, 2014
Just had a look at the Lotus rendering...the twin nose are different lengths??? WTF??? Surely a rendering fault or couldn't they decide which chassis length they are going for?

As for the Ferarri...looks good from the front but OMG how funny and ugly from the side!! A broken Roman nose? a vacumn cleaner attachment nose?
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Parminio on Saturday, January 25, 2014
I'm amazed Lotus could afford the computer to make the render...so your guess is as good as mine.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Whisky A Go Go on Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hammer's got a point on the Ferrari. That thing looks like it could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch. LOL! But I will say that I like the new paint scheme on it. That's pretty damn sharp.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Parminio on Sunday, January 26, 2014
Yea, the black on it is really good looking. I mentioned that over at Mercedes.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Whisky A Go Go on Sunday, January 26, 2014
That's it. You're right. The black really does make it. I used to be just around the pipes but they've made it a lot bigger. I really like it a lot.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: hammerthief on Monday, January 27, 2014
ok, finally found it ...... the new Ferrari audio clip!! The sound we are all going to be hearing this year...
http://open.spotify.com/track/0co87TWm6zpQsiWxUGqaYT (http://open.spotify.com/track/0co87TWm6zpQsiWxUGqaYT)
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Parminio on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I'll wait until they host it someplace I don't have to sign up to to hear it. I get enough junk mail and adverts as it is.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: hammerthief on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Don't worry its just a recording of a revving hoover....
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Parminio on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I heard the Mercedes engine at the Mercedes site and was NOT impressed at all.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Whisky A Go Go on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Going to sound like someone dropped a hornets nest when the lights go out this year. ****. This will probably be the first year I watch with the sound off and play some music.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Dangerous Dave on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Great looking machine. Not sure on the sound of these babies yet.
Title: Re: Here she is! The MP4-29!
Post by: Parminio on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
I'm not a fan at all from what I've heard. Sounds like those redneck idiots that put an Anza tip on their Honda Accord and thing they're a tuner.