(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.)- Breakneck speed, bestial beauty and prestigious grace will roll in October 20 when the McLaren 12C Spider makes its desert debut at the preview of Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 Collector Car Auction at the Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses + Horsepower.
Its exotic engine raucous roar will fit right in alongside the thundering of hooves and cracks of mallets emanating from the Sport of Kings action. The super car beast with its gutsy vision will reflect its equine and human counterparts on the playing field with daring players at the helm of a heavenly designed animal of strength and speed. Horses. Horsepower.
The 12C Spider was one of the highlights at this year’s Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey, Calif., and will no doubt make a huge first impression when it graces the fields at WestWorld. The 12C Spider reaffirms the extraordinary achievement of the coupe, which introduced the MP4-12C family a year ago.
The 38 McLaren dealerships in 22 countries have begun ordering their first 12C Spiders, including McLaren Beverly Hills. The first 12C Spiders should arrive early 2013, said Mark Haynes, general sales manager for the dealership. Base MSRP is $268,250, and demand is “very heavy,” he noted.
“Like the coupe, the 12C Spider has incredible technology, a 165-pound carbon fiber MonoCell chassis, remarkable hydraulic suspension system and spectacular performance,” Haynes explained, noting that the convertible weighs only 88 pounds more than the coupe.
“Our customers all across America are thrilled they can have a high-performance sports car that is also a daily driver that they can drive with the top up or top down with just the flip of a switch and they can drive it all year round,” said Tony Joseph, director of McLaren Automotive North America.
That week it will make its first appearance at an event VIP Preview Party, scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at Molina Fine Jewelers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The party will feature all four polo teams and the Molina Cup, which the teams will be vying for on Saturday.
Newport Beach McLaren is bringing the McLaren 12C Spider in from Southern California.
You have to see it to believe it and gates for the polo party and car extravaganza will open at 10:00 a.m. Local Ferrari and Lamborghini clubs will also line the field. Barrett-Jackson, the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction” will host its 42nd annual car extravaganza in January.
Gates open at 10 a.m. with the first match taking place at 11 a.m. featuring members of the Arizona Polo Club. That’s followed by the 1 p.m. match when Harvard University takes on Work to Ride, the first African-American high school polo champions in U.S. history and recently featured on ESPN and “60 Minutes.” Stay for the action at 3 p.m. when The Hamptons, led by top ranked American Polo Star Tommy Biddle Jr. of Long Island’s County Farms Polo takes on The Bel Air Polo Club captained by Nic Roldan.