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Old 10-10-2018, 09:10 PM
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I'd love to see a roof mounted scoop on the high performance version C-8 ala this

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:42 PM
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Well beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Is that for deep water?
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:44 AM
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Would not likely ever see GM go that exotic.
But I agree with you.....the lid air intake is very exotic.

Like it very much.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:20 AM
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Hey look, a crutch for an improperly designed intake system/improperly designed cabin ventilation system. (Depends on the car)

My opinion? Rice.
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Looks like an afterthought for a poorly designed intake system.
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I know of three people buying one of those who optioned for the $30,000 roof scoop. They say the intake noises are insane due to the scoop being right above your head. It's $30,000 because Mclaren Special operations had to make a new roof of carbon fiber and then redo the entire intake manifold, then test the setup for reliability and functionality. It's more of a throwback to the Mclaren F1 GT than a performance option, but i think it's worth it if you have the money. Resale value on roof scoop mclarens is usually $30,000 more than usual, so the option actually holds value.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:52 AM
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I know of three people buying one of those who optioned for the $30,000 roof scoop. They say the intake noises are insane due to the scoop being right above your head. It's $30,000 because Mclaren Special operations had to make a new roof of carbon fiber and then redo the entire intake manifold, then test the setup for reliability and functionality. It's more of a throwback to the Mclaren F1 GT than a performance option, but i think it's worth it if you have the money. Resale value on roof scoop mclarens is usually $30,000 more than usual, so the option actually holds value.
300k for that quality of paint and those panel gaps... alright, I'm in the wrong business.
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I know of three people buying one of those who optioned for the $30,000 roof scoop. They say the intake noises are insane due to the scoop being right above your head. It's $30,000 because Mclaren Special operations had to make a new roof of carbon fiber and then redo the entire intake manifold, then test the setup for reliability and functionality. It's more of a throwback to the Mclaren F1 GT than a performance option, but i think it's worth it if you have the money. Resale value on roof scoop mclarens is usually $30,000 more than usual, so the option actually holds value.
If I wanted one that badly, I could fabricate one for < $2000 and glue it on top of the roof. I could place a siren in there or flashing lights and smoke.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:44 AM
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That's what I'm gonna do. Tack on a roof scoop, hook up LED lights that rotate between colors and a fog machine. (Fog machine to reduce intake air temperature and add cool smoke effect)

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Old 10-11-2018, 10:55 AM
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If J. C. Whitney built a car, this is what it would look like. Seems like McLaren has found yet another way to extract their customer's money from their wallets. Bless their hearts.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:00 AM
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No.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:08 AM
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NO. Just no.
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Would look great with Lambo doors:
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This is how you do a roof scoop.
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This is how you do a roof scoop.
A Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens creation. Murray, the engineer responsible for all of Senna's championships and Stevens, the styling and aero. One of the worlds greatest designers and a personal friend. .



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A Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens creation. Murray, the engineer responsible for all of Senna's championships and Stevens, the styling and aero. One of the worlds greatest designers and a personal friend. .


FINALLY, somebody made a render showing the gills.

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Too bad it's hideous.
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