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McLaren F1 car launch date?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by qwerty, 4 Feb 2006.

  1. qwerty

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    When is the new McLaren being launched? I think it might be the 10th of February but can anyone confirm that?

    Also, looking here http://www.mclaren.com/ it looks like it's going to be orange.
     
  2. el_dazza

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    Yep, it's definately orange. Not sure of the release date though, 10th may be right
     
  3. bingham67

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    looks very sleak :)
     
  4. Pigeon_Killer

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    Apparently, it's already suffering from a lack of speed and reliability problems. I hope they get this car right because Kimi deserves to be a world champion sooner rather than later.
     
  5. kaiowas

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    I'm sure I read that the orange is just a temporary colour scheme for winter testing. The actual livery will be unveiled as part of the offcial launch.
     
  6. Gilly

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    I hope so. For some time now McLaren have had the best colour schemes. That Orange is just not right.
     
  7. Nismo

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    I too heard the orange was just the testing livery?
     
  8. Nuclearbaggins

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    I so hope your right mate wont be right a mclaren not in silver :(
     
  9. Reidy

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    the orange doesnt look right.... stick with the original colours!!!!
     
  10. fuz

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    Orange is McLaren's original colour ;)

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    They also used orange in the testing period before the 97 season, before switching to the Mercedes livery, they'll do the same this time too (although I'm a big fan of the orange, I would prefer the marlboro red/white :( )
     
  11. G|mp

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    I like the orange :o
     
  12. Arc

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    Orange is the proper colour for a McLaren ;).

    They'll have the same silver/back scheme on this seasons cars though and maybe a combination red/silver/black for the 2007 season due to having Vodaphone sponsorship (e.g. like some of the Merc DTM cars).
     
  13. rossyl

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    NO ORANGE!!

    The silver is quality.
     
  14. Flibster

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  15. qwerty

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  16. Flibster

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    Lots of photo's please. :D I love the McLaren Tech Center.

    As of yet I've not heard anything about an official launch date - all I've been passed is mid Feb so it could well be the official launch.

    Officially - there is no news yet.

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  17. Ed

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    Looks like the previous orange skin was a mask.

    Link
     
  18. Flibster

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