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FF1078

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Red defo.
Is it an auto?
Doesn't the auto have quad exhaust tailpipes or is that only earlier models?
Beautiful car by the way.
 

safrane

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Nice car Phil, but surprised at your choice of box... I guess you have really settled into the chauffeuring game now.

Going to be a little left field here and suggest black callipers and lighter wheel choice.
 

hashluck

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Yellow or black for me, and I would also lighten up the wheels. Either way a nice addition to the stable
 

Contigo

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Red defo.
Is it an auto?
Doesn't the auto have quad exhaust tailpipes or is that only earlier models?
Beautiful car by the way.
MC Auto Shift. 2014 Car. No it's the early S cars which had the quad pipes. The later Sport cars facelift had the same ovals as the MC Shift cars. Same wheels on this as this MC Shift (Neptunes).
 

JonW

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Out of red or yellow, I’d pick yellow. Definitely if you keep the wheels black.

However, as a wedding car, I think it would look more understated and classy if it had a dark grey wheel, and a silver / platinum calliper (almost like one of the option packs that was available for the 4200 I think)
 

whereskeith

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I know I said I'd never have an Auto but for the Weddings it makes perfect sense and I needed newer so went and got this. 7k miles yes that is 7000 miles only. it is like new. Brake calipers like other blue ones have reacted to harsh cleaning agent but they will be painted red or yellow (input please).

Looking forward to collecting it next week.



Nice car, I am interested to hear your comparison between the MC shift and auto.
 

Doohickey

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Very nice. Similar to mine. I think you’ll be surprised by how good the gear box can be especially in manual. I’d vote red as well.
 

Zep

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Lovely looking thing that. I vote yellow on the callipers, but then I am biased.
 

Ebenezer

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I've got the DBW on my QP auto. I don't think it quickens the gear changes as that would need changes to the ZF auto ecu. However it does make the car more responsive by making the accelerator more linear, and kicking down more quickly. Makes no difference when changing gears manually. However had it 4 years now so can't really remember a time without it. Perhaps should disconnect to remind myself!
Eb
 

Contigo

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Collected the car on Saturday and it is mint, like new. It could be one of the lowest facelift cars in the country at 7k miles and not a mark on it. The only thing wrong is the calipers and they will be shot-blasted and powder-coated in Yellow.

The Gearbox is taking some getting used to and whomever says the MC Auto shift is as involving as the MC Shift is wrong completely wrong. I've not mastered how to downshift from drive to manual smoothly yet as say 20mph it throws the car into first and the whole car jerks, that's going to be fun with Wedding guests in!!!! Not sure it can be driven in anger in D mode so somehow I need to work out how to pull away in 1st on the paddles but it always seems to default to D auto even in Sport mode.