i really liked that merc too though i must say i felt that the 'corporate face' slammed on the car (nose) really let this car down, i always felt rather disappointed that they didn't dare or go crazy and make something different designwise. we know how your c-class looks like, we don't want a supercar to look like that.
missed opportunity there imho. i feel like if it had a more exotic design - and i'm not talking deviating completely from it's aerodynamic shapes, rather not following that double-connected-oval headlamp design with the merc grille - it would have been a much more appealing and attractive car and either would have selled more, or had much more fame and fans of it - which ultimately would have been even better for Mercedes.
The Mercedes project one is a whopping lot better at that even though i don't neccesarily say i think it's a very attractive car. Offcourse they have to be recognisable, but let's be fair, the entire merc fleet, including maybach, all are instantly recognisable as a merc. i think it would be much more interesting to see a unique car that actually is a mercedes supercar, and that same would have been better for the above posted merc.
nevertheless, they're still impressive machines
anyways, as for the Mclaren,
i think the Mclaren F1 LM in papaya orange looks the best
btw, totally off, there's some philipino mclaren/lambo kitcar/supercar/whatever that has some Mclaren F1 looks to it, i don't actually think it looks bad at all. i wouldn't want to drive it though, i think it's a basket case, but i think they actually did an impressive design job, despite the finish quality being far insufficient, and the rear being horrible, it's called the aurelio btw. a clear design-steal from Mclaren F1 and imho a Lamborghini Gallardo.
anyway, indeed, the longtail macca was interesting.
so were it's competitors