McLaren opens first dealerships in Germany, 30 more to be added around the globe

McLaren Automotive has had a goal set to expand upon its international market by opening up dealer networking overseas. In line with that goal, the supercar brand just opened the doors at two new dealerships in Germany. Hamburg and Dusseldorf are the latest locations, with opening day hitting right before the Formula 1 German Grand Prix.

Previously, London was the site of the last opening when McLaren launched their flagship showroom there. More sites are expected to open up in the cities of Frankfurt and Munich. Thirty more showrooms will span the globe by this year’s close. Countries that will getting the brand include Europe, North America, South Africa Japan and the Middle East.

The automaker is also including a piece of history in the showrooms, with plans to have a different competition model from the company’s past, and a street model MP4-12C for now.

The late Ayrton Senna won three Formula 1 world championships, with his last being in 1991. The MP4/6 goes up in Hamburg, while an MP4/5 will be on display at Dusseldorf.

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Refresher: The 2012 McLaren Mp4-12C is powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 making 592-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 443 lb-ft between 3,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm. That allows the McLaren MP4-12C to run from 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds with a top speed clocked in at 205 mph. The Corsa tire option shaves 0.2 seconds off the 0-62 mph time. 0 to 124 mph takes 9.1 seconds and with the Corsa tire option that goes down by 0.2 seconds. The quarter mile run takes the McLaren MP4-12C  10.9 seconds at 134 mph. Stopping from 62 mph can happen in 100 feet. Price start at $231,400.

– By: Alexandra Koken