Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24

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Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24

Post by enkidu » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:41 am

18 minutes! :)

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by enkidu » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:01 pm

Gamble who's first to grab those pics!

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by Gaara » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:02 pm

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by Scotracer » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:06 pm

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It looks....fat :wtf:
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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by enkidu » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:09 pm

Mmmmm looks very basic... Front wing end plates, no aero under front suspension and no dodgy winglets on the side pods like toyota and ferrari.

I do like what they done with the exhaust exits though!

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by ernos5 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:10 pm

the part behind the driver underneath the airbox looks neat :D

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by enkidu » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:11 pm

The turn ups on the undertray look good!

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by Scotracer » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:15 pm

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by enkidu » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:18 pm

Good picture there, those sidepod inlets look crazy like a jet engine!

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by Gaara » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:44 pm

HQ- images :D


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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by Sawtooth-spike » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:51 pm

Check out the Side pod intakes! They are Like the cut down ones they had at Silverstone. Just a little bigger. Also there is a odd looking thing on the floor infront of the rear wheel Any ideas?

Didnt like it to start with but the more i look the more little bits i can see.

EDIT: Also just look at the car, the rear wing does not look quite so out of place as it does on other cars. Have they made the car narrorwer? (if that possible)
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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by myurr » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:56 pm

Loving the exhausts, airbox and sidepod inlets. That car looks incredibly slippery and streamlined.

Will be interesting if they too add the sidepod shields as the other cars have done, or if they have purposefully done away with them.

Also of note is that the front rim shields are now at the 7 o'clock position rather than 5 o'clock, doing the complete opposite of Toyota who just move them the other way.

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by kekekeke » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:58 pm

The only think I can't get over is at the size of the airbox. it's tiny!!!

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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by xpensive » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:20 pm

Beautiful piece of engineering that, they even managed to paint the entire car, did everybody notice?

Front wing is terrible of course, but never mind, it will come off in the first corner anyway.
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Re: Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes 2009 MP4-24 Launch

Post by timbo » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:23 pm

Both radiator and airbox inlets on this car is so tiny it's amazing. Nosecone and front wing looks identical to what they tested. I guess front wings endplates would change before Melbourne and I think they would use some furniture :wink: