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THE DRIVE OF A LIFETIME

It's more than just another convertible. Your Neiman Marcus Edition 2013 McLaren 12C Spider—one of just 12 made—is heralded as the most technologically advanced supercar ever.



With a push of a button, the butterfly wing-like doors swoosh open. You glide into the comfortably bolstered seat, taking note of the beautiful red contrast stitching. From the console to the cleverly placed gears and gadgets, it's as though the entire cockpit has been designed just for your comfort. You hit the big silver button and the 616 horse-powered V8 twin turbo engine begins to purr behind your seat. It's all here—everything that makes a McLaren so coveted: the carbon-fiber composite chassis and Formula 1™ "brake steer," Seamless-Shift gearbox technology, and active aerodynamics. The car's an arresting mix of contradictions: lightweight and strong, powerful and efficient, comfortable and exhilarating, compact and spacious. And, unlike other supercars in your collection, this one offers heart-pounding racecar performance with a ride akin to an executive's saloon car.

What will it be today? "Normal," "Sport," or "Track" mode? You set the handling and head out. It's a beautiful day for a drive. How about putting the top down? No need to pull over—with the push of a button, it retracts in just 17 seconds while traveling under 20 mph. The coast is clear, and you punch it. AHHH! The incredible rush of hitting 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Curve ahead! Channeling Bruce McLaren, you head into the turn . . .

The 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C Spider in Volcano Red includes limited-edition features and a McLaren luggage set. Plus, you'll receive a business-class trip to England for a VIP dinner with McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis and a tour of the McLaren Technology Center (February 6-8, 2013).

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The 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C Spider in Volcano Red includes lightweight diamond-cut wheels with Gloss Black inners, Gloss Black graphics, contrast red stitching, a stainless steel special-edition numbered badge, McLaren luggage set, two business-class airfare tickets to Heathrow from the Continental US, two nights of accommodations and meals at the Coworth Park Hotel, all transfers, private VIP dinner with McLaren Chairman, Ron Dennis at Coworth Park, and a tour of the McLaren Technology Center.

PERFORMANCE AND TECH SPECS

M838T 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine
7-speed SSG dual-clutch transmission
Carbon fiber MonoCell one-piece molded chassis
Passive Roll Over Protection System to maximize occupant safety—each buttress contains a steel structure designed to absorb impact energy and protect both driver and passenger
0-60 in 3.2 seconds
Maximum speed: 204 mph; 196 mph in convertible mode
Delivers 616 hp and 443 ft. lbs. of power and torque
Airbrake generates up to 176 lbs of drag when deployed
Dry weight: 3033 lbs


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2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C Spider $354,000

*Price excludes all taxes, title, licensing, and registration fees plus delivery and handling charges. Availability limited to the first 10 qualified customers. Neiman Marcus is acting as the advertiser for this product.

Click here to see a video of the 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12c Spider.

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*All sales will be conducted solely by participating authorized McLaren dealers in the United States. Limit one vehicle per qualified customer. No dealer purchases will be permitted. Price excludes all taxes, title, licensing, and registration fees, plus delivery and handling charges. Availability limited to the first 12 qualified customers. Neiman Marcus is acting as the advertiser for this product. Delivery to occur in early 2013.
2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C Spider
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Seems that two are already sold.

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RIC,s wife is out of luck!! He can have a pint with Ron without having to pay for the priviledge:D
Still looks great though!
 

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RIC,s wife is out of luck!! He can have a pint with Ron without having to pay for the priviledge:D
Still looks great though!
RIC has afternoon tea with Ron all the time, i think Ron goes round his house for a chat about life ! ( McLAREN life ) :D:D:D:D:D:D
 

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RIC has afternoon tea with Ron all the time, i think Ron goes round his house for a chat about life ! ( McLAREN life ) :D:D:D:D:D:D
Robbie could be a good chance to talk to the man himself about the "Dulux non-drip" for the very reasonable cost of a new spider:D:D:D:D
 

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Shouldn't this be in the P11 forum? ;)
 

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RIC and robbie are both out of luck here - these are intended for the US market only. Perhaps that can be sorted over lunch with Ron though? ;)

Shouldn't this be in the P11 forum? ;)
Yes - my mistake. I will ask that it be relocated.

6E - it is the first time I've seen this cut, but I'll look to see if I can come up with a YouTube version later.

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Shift gearbox technology, and active aerodynamics

Where is the active aero on the 12C?
 

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Shift gearbox technology, and active aerodynamics

Where is the active aero on the 12C?
Presumably that would be the rear spoiler, the one which pops up as an airbrake at freeway speeds and can be deployed for additional downforce via the dashboard?
 

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That video is amazing!! The best 12C video yet, in my opinion. Erik, do you know of a direct YouTube link for it?
I've added it to YouTube for now but will take it down if McLaren asks me to.


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RIC and robbie are both out of luck here - these are intended for the US market only. Perhaps that can be sorted over lunch with Ron though? ;)



Yes - my mistake. I will ask that it be relocated.

6E - it is the first time I've seen this cut, but I'll look to see if I can come up with a YouTube version later.

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Pellton25 Ron can do anything for RIC & THATS ANYTHING !!!! :D:D:D:D
 

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360 Im NOT RONS favourite guy :D:mad::p:)
I don't think Ron likes many people. I really feel he tolerates us people who dare to question Mclaren's product or service. He is too busy building building an empire to worry about the plebs, he wants us to support his empire but seems not to reciprocate this support, perhaps it is a trait learnt in F1, will we all rush out to buy the next model ? does he care? who knows, time will tell if he should.
 

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I don't think Ron likes many people. I really feel he tolerates us people who dare to question Mclaren's product or service. He is too busy building building an empire to worry about the plebs, he wants us to support his empire but seems not to reciprocate this support, perhaps it is a trait learnt in F1, will we all rush out to buy the next model ? does he care? who knows, time will tell if he should.
Not too sure there Chris!! At the recent Boulervard dinner he rolled out all the top brass and 1/2 the F1 team plus Jenson and Lewis and Ron .This was purely for the 12c owners,looking at the pictures i couldnt see more than 35 owners and their partners,a pretty big ratio,so Ron didnt need to be there if he didnt want to be.And lets face it,would you want to spend too much time with your customers,i know i wouldnt:D
 

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Not too sure there Chris!! At the recent Boulervard dinner he rolled out all the top brass and 1/2 the F1 team plus Jenson and Lewis and Ron .This was purely for the 12c owners,looking at the pictures i couldnt see more than 35 owners and their partners,a pretty big ratio,so Ron didnt need to be there if he didnt want to be.And lets face it,would you want to spend too much time with your customers,i know i wouldnt:D
You say that Andy but you are one of the chosen few :D . Ask Robbie how he feels his customer experience is, ask Bruce the same question, my point was more that Mclaren and Ron seem to think that a successful car company is solely all about the product, but it isn't. It is about an experience, feeling like you are the only one that matters, that the man at the top cares about you, they have clearly built the best car in this price bracket and perhaps above, but I do feel they have failed in the rest of the experience. Ron should be getting out there and meeting everyone of us, shaking our hand and thanking us for putting our faith and hard earned cash into his company, finding out how he can enhance our experience and keep our loyalty, where we feel they could do better ( paint finish, Iris, residuals ) instead they seem fixated with launching new products and ploughing on regardless. I own a car that is 9 months old and still unfinished yet they are launching new products, am I impressed with the car yes with Mclaren no.
If Ron reads this and cares, drop me an e mail and arrange a meeting to discuss, better still give an open invitation to owners to attend an event to discuss all issues show us you do care. I feel us less worthy ones will wait a long time for this.
 

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You say that Andy but you are one of the chosen few :D . Ask Robbie how he feels his customer experience is, ask Bruce the same question, my point was more that Mclaren and Ron seem to think that a successful car company is solely all about the product, but it isn't. It is about an experience, feeling like you are the only one that matters, that the man at the top cares about you, they have clearly built the best car in this price bracket and perhaps above, but I do feel they have failed in the rest of the experience. Ron should be getting out there and meeting everyone of us, shaking our hand and thanking us for putting our faith and hard earned cash into his company, finding out how he can enhance our experience and keep our loyalty, where we feel they could do better ( paint finish, Iris, residuals ) instead they seem fixated with launching new products and ploughing on regardless. I own a car that is 9 months old and still unfinished yet they are launching new products, am I impressed with the car yes with Mclaren no.
If Ron reads this and cares, drop me an e mail and arrange a meeting to discuss, better still give an open invitation to owners to attend an event to discuss all issues show us you do care. I feel us less worthy ones will wait a long time for this.
DITTO DITTO DITTO Andy im very sorry to say 360 is RIGHT in everything he has said & i did NOT get a INVITE TO THE BOULEVARD DINNER. I have ask Ron for a meeting & never recieved a reply ! The car is GREAT McLaren is NOT ! ! ! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

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From my point of view the pre-purchase experience was like nothing before (positive), from attending the launch, ordering the car, spec’ing it at the MTC and the first class service from my dealer.

Have to confess that the faith took a bashing at the end of last year when my (and everyone else's) deliver kept slipping back with ominous silence from the factory.

But since delivery, all has been hunky dory again and everything crossed, no major issues with my car, unlike some others.

I was even invited back to MPC in April (along with Andy and others) to give feedback on the ownership experience, although I’m obviously not one of the chosen few, as I missed the Boulevard invite! :)

The depreciation has been eye watering to date, but just like negative equity in your house, if you don’t sell, there isn’t an actual loss.

The longer you own the car, the less of a factor it becomes and if its worth 50% of it’s purchase price after four years of ownership, it won’t be a complete disaster.
 

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You say that Andy but you are one of the chosen few :D . Ask Robbie how he feels his customer experience is, ask Bruce the same question, my point was more that Mclaren and Ron seem to think that a successful car company is solely all about the product, but it isn't. It is about an experience, feeling like you are the only one that matters, that the man at the top cares about you, they have clearly built the best car in this price bracket and perhaps above, but I do feel they have failed in the rest of the experience. Ron should be getting out there and meeting everyone of us, shaking our hand and thanking us for putting our faith and hard earned cash into his company, finding out how he can enhance our experience and keep our loyalty, where we feel they could do better ( paint finish, Iris, residuals ) instead they seem fixated with launching new products and ploughing on regardless. I own a car that is 9 months old and still unfinished yet they are launching new products, am I impressed with the car yes with Mclaren no.
If Ron reads this and cares, drop me an e mail and arrange a meeting to discuss, better still give an open invitation to owners to attend an event to discuss all issues show us you do care. I feel us less worthy ones will wait a long time for this.
This is in direct contrast to my impression of Ron and the company, actually. At my dealership launch, Ron talked personally to every owner that showed up. The first thing he asked me is if I liked the car. When the dealer boss told him that I had put thousands of miles on already, he seemed genuinely impressed and said he was glad the product was being used as it was intended. Hardly the sentiment of somebody that just wants to sell and doesn't give a hoot about after-sales. He, and in fact almost everybody I have spoken with from the company before or since, did acknowledge my early adopter status and thanked me for being a customer. That same night, Tony Joseph talked with me for at least half an hour, when he could have been hob-knobbing with the who's who in the room and gave me his business card at the end, saying he'd love to hear any further thoughts I had. I'm no big shot either; just a guy who could have bought a Ferrari or Lambo, but chose McLaren instead. :cool:
 
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