New McLaren Leeds showroom opens with display of past and present glories

Time 3:00 pm, October 2, 2019

A LAUNCH event for McLaren Leeds’s new showroom featured iconic supercars from the marque’s legacy as well as the recently launched GT and Senna GTR.

Appointed as an official retailer in May 2018, McLaren Leeds, which is operated by Park’s Motor Group, has been working from a temporary facility at the new site.

The McLaren GT at last night’s opening event

The selection of supercars at the showroom opening included the F1 XP5 – the three-seat car that set what was then the top speed record for a production vehicle of 240mph in 1998. It was joined by a McLaren P1TM – the world’s first hybrid hypercar, a McLaren Senna and the new McLaren Senna GTR, which is the quickest track McLaren outside of Formula 1.

In addition to McLaren’s most extreme cars, the brand’s F1 pedigree was represented by a show car of last year’s Grand Prix challenger – the MCL33, resplendent in Papaya Orange and Vega Blue.

Last night’s event was attended by existing and prospective customers, and Park’s Motor Group director Ross Park said: ‘We are delighted and honoured to be chosen by McLaren to fully open our second retailer location, with Leeds joining McLaren Glasgow in our portfolio.

The McLaren F1 XP5 at last night’s event

‘It also represents our first automotive retail business south of the border and it’s an exciting time for everyone at Park’s Motor Group. Whilst we have been operating from a temporary showroom, it is exciting to now be operating from our wonderful new retail facility.’

Alex Long, managing director for Europe at McLaren Automotive, said: ‘The stunning new McLaren Leeds showroom and servicing facility is a fantastic setting for our cars and it’s great to see McLaren cars past and present gathered, including the new GT and McLaren Senna GTR, both of which are now in production.

‘With the McLaren Composites Technology Centre located in Sheffield, Yorkshire is fast becoming our second home, and I’m sure McLaren Leeds will be making sure that our cars become a familiar sight on Yorkshire’s wonderful roads in years to come.’

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