It seems that the launch of McLaren Kuala Lumpur, which was supposed to be sometime this month, has now been moved to October. Still, Sime Darby Auto Britannia hasn’t let the first batch of MP4-12Cs that recently arrived sit idle – the company held a preview of both Coupe and Spider variants of the supercar today in Petaling Jaya.
Both the 12C Coupe and 12C Spider are powered by a 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 with 625 PS on tap, paired with a seven-speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. Both variants do the 0-100 km/h sprint in the same time, which is 3.1 seconds, though the hard-top has a slightly faster top speed, 333 km/h to the Spider’s 329 km/h.
No official pricing has yet been announced for the twinkly twosome, but we’ve been told that it’s anticipated to be in the RM2.1 to 2.4 million range. Pricing of the cars and business plans for the brand will be revealed during the launch of the sales gallery.
When it opens, McLaren Kuala Lumpur – which will be located in Mutiara Damansara – will be the brand’s 41st retail location globally. A two-bay service centre, situated in Temasya Industrial Park, Glenmarie, will support the showroom. Until then, feast your eyes on the pair of lovelies.