Neiman Marcus, a high-end luxury retailer, has collaborated with McLaren, a high-end supercar maker, to create 12 customized 12C Spider supercars. These McLaren 12C Spiders were featured in the luxury retailer’s famed Christmas Book holiday catalog, each sporting a price of $354,000. Each customized 12C Spider costs $354,000 and every single copy sold out in less than two hours.
So what does that price tag get you? Well, more than you’d expect, actually. Each new owner of these special 12C Spiders also gets a first-class ticket to McLaren’s factory where they will tour the technology center. The price of the car also includes dinner with McLaren chairman, Ron Dennis and a two night stay in a five-star hotel and spa, since, you know, spending mass sums of money is tiring.
As for the car itself, a 3.8-liter turbocharged V-8 engine mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission pulls the 12C Spider around. A retractable hard top roof also is standard but is limited to only 196 mph with the top down. If that’s too slow for you, zip the top up and you’re now free to go 204 mph as you choose. The 3.8-liter V-8 engine is rated at 616 horsepower and flings the 12C Spider from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Each car also gets a numbered, stainless steel badge, a matching three-piece McLaren luggage set, and other various items with the McLaren logo on it.
The McLaren 12C Spider hasn’t even entered production yet, but nevertheless, all 12 units sold out in astonishing time. Those 12 recipients who did lay claim to these customized 12C Spiders should expect to see their new house vehicle sometime around Christmas. Check out the video below of the Neiman Marcus 2012 Fantasy Gift video that lured in 12 souls with more money than they know what to do with.
Source: Wall Street Journal