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|07-29-2014 06:51 PM|
Again, the capabilities of this car are well beyond all of our abilities. So using your logic we should outlaw nanny systems because otherwise the 650S is a glorified Lexus?
See, the electronic mitigation does give your average abilitied owner the MOST control and the MOST enjoyment You feel professional after all...
|07-29-2014 05:22 PM|
I don't think that a driver's car should "make the driver's life as easy as possible." By that measure, those luxury cars with all the driver's assistance features that make them park for you, stay in the lane for you, etc would be a driver's car. I think that a driver's car gives the driver the most control over the car and the most fun with the car.
|07-29-2014 12:40 PM|
No what you've missed is the part about what makes a drivers car.
Are you in the camp that feels a drivers car is snarly, unfiltered and unrestrained or are you of the belief that a drivers car should make the drivers life as easy as possible?
|07-28-2014 05:25 PM|
I mean if its not a driver's car, what is it? i certainly don't think its a work car, or a daily commuter. There are other cars that might be more of a driver car, like a Mustang, but that is just because the 650S also is a bit more of a track car than other cars that are more road focused.
|07-28-2014 11:38 AM|
Is the 650S a Drivers Car?
Now before we go any further I want to admit that I will not be accusing the 650S of being a soulless appliance from a sanctimonious burning bridge, but I do want to ask a question pertinent to motorheads. What makes a drivers car?
Yes that can of worms has just been opened.
Naturally the question is a subjective one yet appropriately germane considering the capricious nature of McLaren's "standing" with the automotive proletariat.
Let us consider for a moment each side of a driving machine. There are some who prefer the rawest snarliest experience possible, hair raising, heaven bending, fire breathing, cerebral assaulting suicidal jaunt up the north side of $200K. Then there are the vanguard few who want a drivers car to be, you know, driveable...
Its understood that for your $265K you would like to imagine you're Lauda, Hunt, Prost Fittipaldi, Senna, Scumacher, Hakkinen, Hamilton, Vettel and Kimi all stuffed into one fantastic pair of loafers, but we know that's patently untrue. So baring a reserve split second abilities built over a life time of high level automotive acrobatics McLaren (and others mind you) have offered the next best thing, electronic mitigation.
You know what, I don't think that's such a downside either. The reason gearheads love driving is the actual driving part, what part of white knuckle, constant fear of vehicular immolation or snap oversteer is enjoyable to you? The impact, or is it sliding backwards at 100 plus MPH that gets you randy?
So lets hear it, is the 650S a drivers car? I personally don't see how it cannot be a "drivers" car, all gadgetry and gizmology have been specifically designed to accentuate and enhance whatever ability or lack there of one might posses. Some men go Viagra, others go McLaren.
650S, Helpful or Hurtful?