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Old 12-19-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Mclaren F1 (3 seater ) or WRC STI for x-mas,.which one would you choice?

Yes that was the question last night, after a case of Spaten and Becks dark,....Gordan Murray designed Mclaren F-1 3 center seat sportscar,..or a 2003 spec ,.Prodrive designed,..Solberg WRC championship winning WRC car,..complete with spares and all setup notes,........................

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Old 12-19-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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Ha, the WRC car by far. 600+hp RWD car is hardly what i consider a real-world performer.. though I guess it would be interesting to drive it on snow, ice and gravel. It comes with 6" (15cm) of ground cleareance too.

650hp and RWD is just SUICIDE MACHINE.
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:56 AM   #3
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that depends now....I'd probably take the McLaren, sell it, buy a road-trim WRX with premium package, take a buttload of driving classes in it, then buy an STI, then converting the regular WRX to a track car.
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:57 AM   #4
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oh boo, what if you are not allowed to sell it?
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:00 PM   #5
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Oh, if I'm not allowed to sell it, I'd take the WRC car, and sell the Jetta to pay for driving classes
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:00 PM   #6
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McLaren F1
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:03 PM   #7
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WRC car. It would out handle the McLaren any day... although I'm a big McLaren F1 fan, you just can't compete with a chance to drive a real WRC car.
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:07 PM   #8
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McLaren F1 without a doubt
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:33 PM   #9
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That WRC is good for what, a few hundred miles before needing major service. While the F1 isn't as robust as a normal street car, it's nowhere near the bleeding edge like the WRC cars.
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:55 PM   #10
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McLaren F1 without a doubt. Nothing ever compares. Years down the road, the impreza will be no different than a '90 Legacy WRC car. Great, but nothing nearly as special as a McLaren.
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Old 12-19-2003, 01:20 PM   #11
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Default WOMEN REASONS...

In the Mclaren ,..you could take Denise Richards,..on one side of you and Beonce' on the other side,.............to a Jamiroquai concert.........

......(Elbow in the ribs,..) My wife on one side and my son on the other,....... ..to the grocery store,.....

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Old 12-19-2003, 02:21 PM   #12
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That is a tough decision. I would probably have to take the F1.

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Old 12-19-2003, 02:33 PM   #13
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The McLaren---it's got a stereo
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:49 PM   #14
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Does it? I don't think it does. At least it has no radio for sure.
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:26 PM   #15
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Considernig that the US STi is a 2.5 litre engine, it is not eligible to compete in WRC. I guess you mean a WRX done up by STi for the WRC. Minor difference for sure, but worth the time to type.

I'd go with the F1 too.
Unless of course, the service crew comes with the WRX.
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:30 PM   #16
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Considernig that the US STi is a 2.5 litre engine, it is not eligible to compete in WRC. I guess you mean a WRX done up by STi for the WRC. Minor difference for sure, but worth the time to type.
WRC isn't bound to USDM specs. The WRC car is an STI. Honest.
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:39 PM   #17
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ill go for the wrc car tarmac spec with the turbo restrictor removed the ecu retuned and taller gear ratios .. it should compete with the mclaren in any competition.. cept for comfort
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:42 PM   #18
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I though in japan the sti was still a 2.0 liter and only the US got the 2.5?!?!!?! but one thing to note thats werid is that the wrc car has the wrx hood scoop not saying the car is an sti I'm not saying thats its note just a intresting note
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:48 PM   #19
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A used ex WRC car goes for like 500G's from Prodrive. A Mclaren F1 is over 1mil on the used market and climbing. Investment wise the F1 is the way to go.

However, since its the Solberg Championship car, thats priceless and its got history that the F1 doesn't. I'd take the Solberg car. Then again, I'd bet that the car is gonna be museumed by Subaru anyways, just like all factory winners.
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:49 PM   #20
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I would pick the McLaren F1. If you lived in an area that get no snow or not much rain it would be better than the WRC car.
Have you ever seen the review by Tiff Needell from Top Gear TV show? If not you should Download it. It'll make you drool and make your heart race from about how amazing that car is on the track and for everyday use.


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Considernig that the US STi is a 2.5 litre engine, it is not eligible to compete in WRC. I guess you mean a WRX done up by STi for the WRC. Minor difference for sure, but worth the time to type.
The 2.5L is a USDM exclusive. In the rest of the world they have 2.0L engines. And the 2.0L STi with the the Prodrive Performance Pack make 300 BHP & 299 torque. almost exactly what the 2.5L USDM STi makes. I would rather have the 2.0L STi for the more authentic rally experience.
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Old 12-19-2003, 05:10 PM   #21
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Definately the McLaren, then I would proceed to sell it. Upon such sale of the vehicle I would have a Skyline GTR34 imported and converted for me to drive. Or maybe find a nice used 22B and import that...oh the possibilities
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Old 12-19-2003, 05:17 PM   #22
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I don't think the purpose of the question was to ask what investment decision would be smartest.. please, just pick which one you would rather own and toy with.
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Old 12-19-2003, 05:29 PM   #23
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pass pass and pass...
call me crazy if ya want...
but i'd rather have...




ahhhh... but in consolation...
i'd take one of Petter's hand me downs

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Old 12-19-2003, 05:33 PM   #24
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Scary, rear engined and rear wheel drive, and rear heavy. Whee, like a backwards arrow on the road.
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Scary, rear engined and rear wheel drive, and rear heavy. Whee, like a backwards arrow on the road.
not if you know how to drive it
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