Neiman Marcus McLaren MP4-12C Spider sold out in just two hours

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 29, 2012

Based on the rate at which the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book cars were sold, we know that the cool factor of the new 2013 McLaren 12C Spider is higher than a Jaguar XJL but it isn’t cooler than a Ferrari FF, a Chevrolet Camaro Convertible or a Bmw 7-Series. It took less than two hours to sell out the new McLaren.

The Ferrari FF last year sold out in 50 minutes while the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible sold out in 2010 in just three minutes. To put it into perspective, there were only 10 Ferraris offered so it’s quite impressive that 100 Camaros sold out in a ridiculously short amount of time. For this year, there were only twelve 2013 12C Spiders available. This meant that one 12C Spider was sold every 10 minutes.

Buyers of the Neiman Marcus 12C will also be some of the first Spider owners in the U.S. Neiman Marcus said that these cars are likely to arrive by Christmas, while all other 12C Spiders are scheduled to arrive around the start of 2013. McLaren was the exclusive automotive partner of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book this year.

In a release, Tony Joseph, regional director of McLaren North America, said that in working with Neiman Marcus, it was able to offer a special holiday gift for 12 lucky new McLaren owners, so it’s not a shock that the orders were filled so quickly.

A 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 is used to power all McLaren 12C Spiders. This leads to an output of 616 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Its power is distributed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Accelerating from zero to 60 mph takes only 3.2 seconds while the car can achieve a top speed of 204 mph (or 196 mph with the top down).

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