McLaren Automotive opens flagship dealer in London

McLaren has been concentrating really hard on expanding their automobile offerings. They went from being a small, independently run racing firm that collaborated with various companies to produce the historic F1 and the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR to a make of their own thanks to the recent MP4-12C. As a result, McLaren has been seeking to open up a total of 35 dealerships world wide, with the first one opening up in London’s One Hyde Park.

With the new dealership network, McLaren says that the dealers will offer more than four times the sales and service support than what was previously available during the times of the F1.

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“While this dealership network is being established, we are also stocking our retail network with a spare of every serviceable part for the MP4-12C,” said a spokesperson for McLaren, describng the dealer network as “a ‘pit stop’ service concept that ensures fast and efficient repair.”

Along with the dealership network, McLaren has 1,000 MP4s already lined up for sale for just this year with plans on increasing total production to up to 4,000 cars per year upon completion of the full MP4-12C lineup.

In addition to the London dealership, two more British McLaren dealers will open up in Manchester on June 30th and in Birmingham on July 5th. Once all of the dealers are established, they will exist in 19 countries throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East, South Africa and the Asia Pacific.

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: Chris Chin