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      11-29-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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McLaren 675LT refuses to let a BMW pass on the track

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But it truly was still no less fun being behind it...

The McLaren driver was shown the blue flag to yield and move aside for my BMW after I tailed for a few laps and got close. There were a few possible opportunities for a pass, but...dat power. Quite amazing to behold.

Watch the McLaren 675LT practically disappear on the straights with its 666 hp versus my 300 hp. Combined with its superior cornering ability and lighter weight (400lbs less), it surely can leave my car in a world of dust after one or two corners, but the driver was likely exercising some caution on his $350,000+ toy...while I was exercising as much fun as possible out of the 135i

Just one McLaren driver and one BMW driver having lots of fun. However, one of them is arguably having a little more fun... Enjoy the chase!




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      11-29-2016, 03:39 PM   #2
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Nice driving.....including footwork, and thanks for sharing.
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      11-29-2016, 04:35 PM   #3
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He was braking a full 1-2 seconds before you were on most corners
Would love to see you drive that Mclaren and show him what his car can do.
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Great video and great footwork.
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But it truly was still no less fun being behind it...

The McLaren driver was shown the blue flag to yield and move aside for my BMW after I tailed for a few laps and got close. There were a few possible opportunities for a pass, but...dat power. Quite amazing to behold.

Watch the McLaren 675LT practically disappear on the straights with its 666 hp versus my 300 hp. Combined with its superior cornering ability and lighter weight (400lbs less), it surely can leave my car in a world of dust after one or two corners, but the driver was likely exercising some caution on his $350,000+ toy...while I was exercising as much fun as possible out of the 135i

Just one McLaren driver and one BMW driver having lots of fun. However, one of them is arguably having a little more fun... Enjoy the chase!




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Beautiful, that's the spirit!

And I only saw your user name afterwards
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      11-29-2016, 06:49 PM   #6
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Good driving man! Didn't seem like he was exercising caution as much as he didn't really know how to drive very well. Nice vid though and enjoyed watching!
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      11-29-2016, 07:15 PM   #7
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great driving. thanks for sharing.
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      11-29-2016, 07:20 PM   #8
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Nice driving and foot work indeed.....maybe the driver refused to swallow his pride and decided to pit rather than give you the "you're currently faster than me" signal ................Phil
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      11-29-2016, 07:26 PM   #9
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Great vid!
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      11-29-2016, 07:33 PM   #10
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Nice video, typical McLaren with dealer plates.

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      11-29-2016, 10:10 PM   #11
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Thank you for the kind words humbertin0, TBN54, and 1uscalumni!

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He was braking a full 1-2 seconds before you were on most corners
Would love to see you drive that Mclaren and show him what his car can do.
Put me in the McLaren? I won't argue with that

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Beautiful, that's the spirit!

And I only saw your user name afterwards
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Good driving man! Didn't seem like he was exercising caution as much as he didn't really know how to drive very well. Nice vid though and enjoyed watching!
You're probably right...

Thank you!

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Nice driving and foot work indeed.....maybe the driver refused to swallow his pride and decided to pit rather than give you the "you're currently faster than me" signal ................Phil
Thanks. Your guess might be true. Sometimes cars seem to pit coincidentally when my car gets too close. It has happened in the past with some Ferraris, GT3s, Corvettes, and a GTR. It can't be that terrible to see a 1 series in their rearview, I don't think

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Nice video, typical McLaren with dealer plates.
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Great driving! It is crazy how fast that thing pulls away though. But I bet driving a manual gearbox on a track as close to its limit is a more satisfying and rewarding feeling. Again, awesome driving!
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      11-29-2016, 11:38 PM   #13
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cool vid, thanks for sharing.
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      11-30-2016, 03:52 AM   #14
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Great driving! It is crazy how fast that thing pulls away though. But I bet driving a manual gearbox on a track as close to its limit is a more satisfying and rewarding feeling. Again, awesome driving!
Thank you! Crazy for sure. On the straight between Turns 6 and 7, we have similar exit speed out of the corner but from there a couple car lengths quickly become several bus lengths or a few charter planes

Yes the car is a blast to drive and a large part of it has to do with the three pedals. Very satisfying and rewarding indeed. I really can't imagine it being more fun than it already is. I am content with this car for now. Of course I could be in a better car, but I feel it's more gratifying to develop as a driver first and foremost.
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Nice work, fun to watch
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      11-30-2016, 09:35 AM   #16
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Great video. You're good, very good.
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Good driving man! Didn't seem like he was exercising caution as much as he didn't really know how to drive very well. Nice vid though and enjoyed watching!
There's a huge difference in power/weigh between the two cars.

Having driven the 675LT (one of those pay for 3 laps kind of thing) I would understand why that driver is braking earlier. The car is an absolute joy to drive, however, it's also scary as hell as the amount of power it puts down gets you from 0-fast very quickly.

It's easy to say looking at people drive it on the track, but once you actually sit in the thing, it's a rocketship and it just takes off. I'm sure in the hands of someone who's used to 500+HP, it'll be easy.
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Nice work in your car! I had one of the first 135i to land in the States and could never make it reliable on the track. Even after adding additional coolers, better brakes (mine crushed the stock Brembo pistons at 145mph going into the Bus Stop at Watkins Glen), I would constantly go into limp mode almost every session when driving above 8/10.

Glad yours seems to be working out for you! Nice footwork! At least the McLaren can say that nobody was able to pass him.
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Great driving, love the camera work and editing. The McLaren driver's ego is probably as big as his wallet.
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Great driving man! That's what I like about BMW!

Thanks for sharing!
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      11-30-2016, 01:27 PM   #21
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Very cool! Nice heel toe action.

Thank you Jesus for the rev match in my car. For that I am extremely grateful. Amen.

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One of the more enjoyable car videos of any kind i have seen recently.

I realize this is probably a stupid question to all the real track rats but that is Laguna Seca (backwards) right?
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