Your Ride: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C
‘Sense of occasion’ is a term we do not use enough in the automotive realm. That is because few cars are worthy of being affixed with such an attribute. Perhaps a Rolls-Royce of any year, or a Lamborghini Aventador can carry itself with such bravado and power that every street corner it pulls up to and every stoplight is a movie scene. Time stops, and heads all turn to the star on the set. The driver of a supercharged Shelby GT500 Mustang may feel the need to pull away from the intersection in a blaze of tires and sound, but the operator of a McLaren MP4-12C knows that a casual exit from any standstill is enough to captivate all onlookers. Michael DiGiorgio knows this all too well- he was gracious enough to catch up with us last week so I could take a few photos and pick the brain of one of the few McLaren owners on the East Coast. How did you acquire your ride? Roger Andrey (son of Gaston Andrey) brokered it for me from McLaren of Philadelphia
What drew you to it when you bought it?
Too many things …
The lines of it– They’re classic, aggressive and sexy as all hell. The doors … they go up! The purity of the car, a true car for drivers … Building directly off their Formula 1 technology. Volcano Orange – Nuff said!
Does it have a name?
I refer to it as “The McLaren”, I have too much respect for it to give her a cute name.
What do you feel like when you drive it?
Surprise. I am constantly surprised by what it can do, and I haven’t switched to track mode yet.
What would you change about your car, if anything?
Get rid of the media & nav system. It’s a distraction, as it doesn’t perform to the level of the rest of the car.
What have you done to it to make it a bolder ride?
It doesn’t need much more, but the windows needed tinting.
Dream accessory for it and why?
The only thing missing on the car are chromed exhaust tips.
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