Published on October 8th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
McLaren Has Just Opened Its Largest Standalone Showroom In Dubai
The McLaren showroom is also located next to the brand’s largest service centre
McLaren has just opened its largest standalone showroom in the world in Dubai. The new showroom is also located next to the brand’s largest service centre, giving the brand a solid foundation in its largest market in the region and this will surely help boost sales for the brand there even further.
The 10,225-square-foot facility (950 square metres) is one of over 100 locations in more than 40 markets for the automaker. The new showroom also features a vast display gallery and a McLaren Special Operations (MSO) studio to facilitate bespoke commissions.
Moreover, McLaren built its largest showroom next to its largest service centre in the world, which opened in 2022. The automaker says a dedicated team of McLaren-trained engineers is operating the facility, which is “future proofed,” as well. They have more than 40 years of combined experience with the brand and the company can service up to 150 vehicles a month at the location.
The showroom’s opening coincided with the regional launch of the McLaren 750S. The automaker’s new supercar debuted in April, refining the formula presented by its predecessor. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine making 740hp and about 800Nm of torque, with a revised seven-speed sequential gearbox sending power to the rear wheels.
On top of that, this engine can propel the 750S to 100km/h in just 2.7 seconds in both coupe and convertible forms. The sprint to 201km/h takes 7.2 and 7.3 seconds for the two body styles, respectively. The convertible is also slightly slower to 300km/h, 19.6 seconds as opposed to 20.4 seconds. Both variants have a top speed of 331.5km/h.
The McLaren 750S debuted with a USD324,000 (about RM1,526,040) price tag in the US for the coupe version, which doesn’t include the USD5,000 (around RM23,550) transportation and port processing fees or the USD2,240 (RM10,550) American Accessory Pack.
The Spider variant starts at USD345,000 (around RM1,624,950), which is still in high demand despite the price tag. In fact, McLaren says the 750S is sold out “well into 2024.” The brand also showed off its high performance Artura hybrid at the new showroom, which is ramping up production now.
The McLaren Artura ditches the brand’s twin-turbocharged V8 engine layout in favour of a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 and an electric motor that makes 671hp and about 720Nm of torque. The motor is powered by a 7.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery but is still highly desirable and powerful just like any other car from the brand.