McLaren adds 5 new retailers to North American network

Article by Anita Panait, on December 24, 2013

McLaren North America has appointed five new authorized retailers -- four in the United States and one in Canada – to expand its network to 15 retailers representing the North American market. The new retailers will be located Atlanta, Georgia; Long Island, New York; Scottsdale, Arizona; Washington D.C.; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

This announcement follows the recent opening of the 50th McLaren retailer, which marks the celebration of its 50th anniversary. The 50th retailer, McLaren Auckland, is located in New Zealand. Tony Joseph, Director of McLaren North America remarked that the carmaker is continuing its global expansion including the North America market.

He added that with three models launched in as many years along with new models planned, demand for McLaren continues to be strong. He noted that with five more retailers in key areas across North America, they expect an “exciting 2014.”

McLaren Automotive currently has ten retailers across North America: Beverly Hills, California; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Greenwich, Connecticut; Miami, Florida; Newport Beach, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Francisco, California; Tampa, Florida; and Ontario, Canada.

The astounding newly-released McLaren P1, which premiered in production shape at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, has an unmistakable objective - to be the best driver's vehicle on the planet on road and track. To accomplish this goal, McLaren is utilizing all of its 50 years of racing experience and achievement, particularly in the fields of aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber innovation.

The outcome is a vehicle that has a revolutionary amount of downforce for a road car: similar levels to a GT3 racing vehicle but then with a considerably more significant ground impact. This downforce not just lifts cornering and braking performance, it likewise helps balance, steadiness and driveability at all speeds.

McLaren premiered the carbon fiber chassis to the universe of Formula 1 in 1981 with the MP4/1, and they had the first carbon-bodied road vehicle. McLaren has always been at the cutting-edge of car aerodynamics, and all of this experience has gone into the all-new McLaren F1. Twenty years before, with the McLaren F1, they raised the supercar performance standard. With the McLaren P1, they have revolutionized it once again.

The best driver's vehicle on the planet should likewise have remarkable straight-line performance and immediate throttle response. To convey this, the McLaren P1 utilizes an ingenious IPAS petroleum-electric powertrain consisting of a generously overhauled 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 oil engine, coupled to a single electric engine, aggregately known as M838TQ. Combined power yield is 916 PS (903 hp).

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