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Sime Darby Auto Britannia looks like it’s gearing up for the launch of McLaren Kuala Lumpur, which is set to open its doors later this month – the company has announced that the first four McLaren road cars have arrived in the country, these being two MP4-12C and two 12C Spider examples, which presumably will be the showcase vehicles for the opening.

Both the 12C 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. Performance-wise, it’s pretty much splitting hairs between the hard top and spider – both do the 0-100 km/h sprint in the same time (3.1 seconds), and the 12C is just a shade faster with a 333 km/h top speed to the Spider’s 329 km/h.

The McLaren Kuala Lumpur sales gallery is located in Mutiara Damansara, and the showroom will be supported by a two-bay service centre in Temasya Industrial Park, Glenmarie. Malaysia is McLaren’s seventh market in the Asia-Pacific region, and McLaren Kuala Lumpur will be the marque’s 41st retail location globally.