Track Pack at­tack

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I read Dan Prosser’s re­view on the Mclaren 570S Track Pack ( evo 235) and I did en­joy it, but I have a prob­lem with the car: the £16,500 premium! To be hon­est, most peo­ple who are go­ing to buy a 570S are not go­ing to use it on track. If you want to do track­days, you don’t take your £160k su­per­car. You take a track toy, like a Cater­ham or a Lo­tus. Al­ter­na­tively, you have a hot hatch, or a cheap up­graded car. Then you can have your su­per­car (570S) and a more prac­ti­cal or track­o­ri­en­tated ve­hi­cle. Sim­ple.

I un­der­stand that the Mclaren is ex­cel­lent to drive and a great car, but is it nec­es­sary? The stan­dard 570 al­ready has five stars. And re­ally: 25 kilo­grams saved? My lit­tle cousin weighs that much. Sit him in the pas­sen­ger seat and all that car­bon, all that ex­tra money is gone.

On the sub­ject of good value cars, in Mar­ket Analysis in the same is­sue you asked for our fan­tasy £50k, three-car garages. Mine would be a Ford Fo­cus RS Mk1 (£14,000), an E90 BMW M3 (£20,000) and a Cater­ham Seven Road­sport 125 (£16,000). Jamie Dil­not

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