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McLaren returns home

Posted on 05 November, 2013
McLaren returns home

Work on McLaren's first New Zealand dealership has pushed forward - with new signage finally installed. The 50th McLaren dealership will be the latest addition to the line-up of dealerships on Auckland's Great North Road, in Grey Lynn. It's only a short drive from where constructer, race driver and engineer Bruce McLaren grew up. The marque will be sold through the Giltrap Group. On an 18-month rotation the dealership will also showcase a piece of McLaren's motorsport history. Richard Giltrap, joint managing director at Giltrap Group Holdings,  says office debate about what to seek has already begun. “I’m open for ideas. They have a few of Bruce’s cars so there is a lot of debate going on about whether we should have a ‘true Bruce’ car or maybe something later.”

McLaren Facts

  • McLaren won the Indy 500 for the first time in 1970, and again in 1974 and 1976.
  • The McLaren Formula One team has led more than 10,000 racing laps, and won 182 races.
  • Every single Formula One car today relies on McLaren Electronics' standardized ECUs.
  • Introduced in 1993, the McLaren F1 continues to be the world's fastest naturally aspirated production car.
  • McLaren's Auckland dealership will sell its MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spyder road cars.