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Unread 09-07-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default [Huffington Post] McLaren releases first new road car since 1993

In keeping with the City of Beverly Hills' month-long celebration of "9-02-10," the iconic date of the iconic zip code (how many times can we use "iconic" in this piece?), the city, McLaren Automotive of the UK and an existing exotic car dealership smack in the middle of BH on Wilshire Boulevard (within 1/2-mile of where President Obama is said, by local idiots, to enjoy blocking traffic in his So Cal visits), the all-new 2012 McLaren MP4-12C was introduced to the media during a luncheon where John Dory Sole was served (appropriately enough for the Brits out there). I've been living in Beverly Hills the past two years so I am permitted (and apparently qualified) to give my opinion on the car, the dealer and the lunch.

So here goes.

Steve Parker: McLaren's All-New 2012 MP4-12C Introduced in Beverly Hills

Over a million miles of road testing... Not too shabby. And the price, dare I say it, was more reasonable than I was expecting when I saw the headline.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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a nearly-instantaneous paddle shifting system for the seven-speed transmission
I was interested until I read that. How about a six speed manual for those of us who don't want any floppy-paddle nonsense?
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i like the car i think it looks sweet and i would buy one if i could
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