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Borile B 500 Cafe Racer

vendredi 19 avril 2013

it comes to modern supercars, one is no longer enough. We dropped the of the new McLaren 12C Spider to enjoy the V8 engine note to the full – the Black Forest as our sounding

Emotionless, sterile, a soulless with the driving dynamics of a sports car? Some of the allegations thrown at the McLaren after its launch two years ago have been deeply for its makers. And arguably untrue.

In a time and with a relatively budget, McLaren had created a mid-engined sports car that compete with the top dogs – and in the breath created a whole new of supercar. It was a duel with Italy against England, versus precision. So it was inevitable sparks were bound to fly and in the of automotive journalists whose depend on pithy headlines and testosterone-laden opinions, the cards stacked in favour of the Ferrari 458

But Woking-based McLaren had the answer – and the has now evolved into a dramatic They’ve not only removed the they’ve even cut off half the and dry model name. Technically, it’s the same (excellent) in the rear sits an impressive twin-turbo V8 with 616bhp, the two-seater to 62mph in 3.1 seconds.

In terms of its architecture, the McLaren is a match for Ferrari with, of a soft top, a lightweight hard top that opens in 15 seconds.

Our trip begins in in typical April weather – sun and alternating by the minute. We drive on to the north, to the Black Forest, and that in ‘normal’ mode the feels meek, comfortable and inconspicuous – bad for small egos, but if you simply want to cruise with the traffic. But then the become narrow and curvy, firs to each side of us and the sudden patch of fog.

We tighten up the suspension, switch the gearbox to manual mode with roof still up, we the rear window (a special trick) and start to playfully the characteristics of throttle, brake and

All at once, with that window open, we’re by the roar of the engine, from the of the turbo to the scratching and hissing on Wiper blades working, pattering on the roof, and as the V8 comes up to ideal operating temperature, the forest-scented air flows into the The McLaren is easy to direct smooth precision – light from your fingers and are enough to thread the car through the

Even under 2000rpm, is huge torque available – and you can start to see why the coupé was sometimes as ‘too perfect’. Then, as the rays of sunlight break the branches, we finally lower the

On highways and at high speeds Spider can top 200mph), it might be stormy in the cockpit – but this is of the emotion that the coupé’s claimed was lacking. We find a deserted straight on which to try acceleration from rest. As the shoots forward, V8 roaring and biting the road, there can be no talk of soullessness: this is the thing.

Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer

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