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The stunning new McLaren 12C Spider may now be seen in action for the first time, with the launch of short film at McLaren Automotive’s official YouTube channel.
Shot using cinema-quality RED camera technology, the film begins with a Volcano Red 12C Spider in high-speed action on track, before it traverses the winding mountain roads of Andalucía in Southern Spain. The film showcases the 12C Spider’s spectacular combination of performance and usability.
McLaren Automotive Test Driver and British Touring Car Championship star Mat Jackson shows viewers why McLaren believes it has developed a sports car that adds ‘open-top thrills’ to a groundbreaking package of technology inspired by its successful Formula 1 race cars.
Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive Managing Director said: “We know 12C drivers love the Formula 1 technology DNA that runs throughout their cars. With the 12C Spider, owners will have an even greater opportunity to create their perfect driving experience. Top up or top down, the sports car with highest performance among the competition just became even more breathtaking. The exhilarating aspects of driving the 12C Spider are captured beautifully in this great new film.”
Prospective customers and sports car enthusiasts may now specify their desired 12C Spider at McLaren Automotive’s interactive online configurator, which is located at: www.configure.mclaren.com. There, the 12C Spider may be personalized with myriad exterior and interior finishes, a range of wheel designs and carbon fiber appliqué.
If you have questions about the new McLaren 12C Spider, please reach out to our McLaren Dallas Specialists:
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An impressive and informative C|Net video review of the McLaren MP4-12C, complimenting the fact that this super car, is one that will really get driven – on the road, AND on the tracks.Comments
McLaren showcases the arrival of the MP4-12C in five cities across the US, mainly in the markets where dealerships been awarded the rights to the prestigious new brand. The video starts with the vehicle’s port of entry in Baltimore, Maryland with the MP4-12C rolling off the ship fresh from the United Kingdom.
“This film is exciting as it represents the arrival of McLaren Automotive in North America. We are thrilled to be launching with the 12C, which is such a tremendously innovative car, and we look forward to building a long term future.” said Tony Joseph, McLaren Automotive North America Regional Director.
McLaren Dallas officially launched its new showroom with a proper celebration January 19, featuring a culinary cornucopia of British fare and marking the arrival of the McLaren MP4-12C high-performance sports car.
“We are pleased to be adding McLaren to our Premier Collection,” said Ken Schnitzer, Chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “McLaren has a rich heritage of producing premium sports cars for the track and the road. Texas and the bordering states are a big market so we are excited about the enormous potential of the McLaren. We anticipate a strong demand for this limited production car.”
McLaren Dallas is one of only 10 dealerships throughout North America to represent the luxury brand. In addition to marketing McLaren throughout Texas, McLaren Dallas will reach out to prospective customers in Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Park Place expanded its Lemmon Avenue facility, which houses Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, and Maserati, to accommodate its newest brand.
Guests toasted the new dealership with Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne for a toast as well as British inspired cocktails using Belvedere Intense Unfiltered 80 vodka. Central Market supplied a cornucopia of British Cheeses that recently received top marks at the British Cheese Awards. They also sent each guest off with scones upon departure to highlight the new Central Market opening at Preston and Royal in mid-February. The James Gabriano Flamenco Jazz Trio entertained guests.
Wendy Krispin Caterers treated guests to passed hors d’oeuvres such as microgreen smoked salmon and egg salad on a chive biscuit, miniature buffalo blue cheese burgers with shallot aioli as well as a small plate station that included a tossed pomegranate, roasted turkey, butter lettuce and avocado salad in a balsamic vinaigrette; crab and spicy bacon risotto with manchego cheese shavings; and beef filet tips on truffled creamy polenta and asparagus spears.
The McLaren F1 road car, which was launched in 1992, set the world land speed record for a production car, and was the first road car to feature a carbon fiber chassis. McLaren also worked with Mercedes-Benz through a joint venture to produce the Mercedes SLR McLaren, which sold almost double the volume of the next highest produced carbon fiber based high performance sports car. Now McLaren has developed its own distribution and retail network in the U.S.
“Even with a car as meticulously designed and engineered as the MP4-12C, we know that satisfaction from driving the car must be matched with a world-class retail experience, and that is why we’ve selected partners like Park Place to represent us in North America,” said Tony Joseph, Director, McLaren North America. “Driving a great sports car is only part of the experience of owning a McLaren. As we establish an identity in the Texas market, we hope that customer service and support become as identifiable with McLaren as our success on the F1 circuit.”
McLaren Dallas will service the vehicles from the dealership’s specially equipped facility in Dallas that will house a duplicate set of parts for every McLaren sold by the dealership. By keeping parts in stock at all times, the dealership will expedite the car being returned to the owner.
With the arrival of the 12C in North America, it becomes the first in a range of high performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive. Along with future models within the range, it will challenge the world’s best sports cars, benefiting from the expertise and virtuosity of the McLaren Group. The 12C is set to re-write the rules of sports car design through Formula 1-inspired engineering, a revolutionary carbon fiber MonoCell chassis, and an absolute focus on efficiency and quality. It represents ‘pure McLaren’; from unique engineering to bespoke design where everything is for a reason.
Pictured, top: Park Place Dealerships chairman Ken Schnitzer with Allison Holmes, Corporate Market Director, Go Red For Women Luncheon, American Heart Association; and McLaren Dallas General Manager Heath Strayhan. Park Place Dealerships donated $5,000 to the American Heart Association at the grand opening of McLaren Dallas.Comments
It’s Finally Here!
McLaren Automotive moves toward the launch of the MP4-12C. The McLaren Dallas showroom will be located at 5300 Lemmon Avenue, with an anticipated opening next month. “With a rigorous criteria for selecting dealer applicants, we are honored to be named one of the first retailer candidates worldwide by McLaren,” said Ken Schnitzer, chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “We believe the McLaren complements our client base and is a unique offering to the line up of luxury brands that Park Place represents. We know the McLaren will be a highly sought after vehicle in Texas and car enthusiasts will anticipate its arrival.”
For pre-ordering information please contact General Manager Heath Strayhan at 214-849-5300.Comments