Track Pack attack
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