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McLaren Birm’ham opens

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rybrookRYBROOK Holdings Ltd. today opens the doors to the brand new McLaren Birmingham showroom.

The development, designed by Leamington-Spa firm AT Architects Limited, will cater for prospective McLaren customers in the central regions of England and Wales.

David Tibbetts, sales director at McLaren Birmingham, said: ‘Our new showroom looks fantastic and is a great addition to the Rybrook family. It’s stunning, unique and provides us with the perfect environment to showcase the revolutionary McLaren MP4-12C.


‘I’m delighted to be representing McLaren Automotive, a British marque with one of the finest motorsport heritages and a solid reputation for engineering excellence.’

In the showroom, alongside two examples of the MP4-12C, sits Ayrton Senna’s 1993 MP4/8 McLaren Formula 1 car.

Tibbets said: ‘It’s also really exciting to have one of Ayrton Senna’s racing cars in the showroom. He is a legend and having the names ‘Senna’ and ‘McLaren’ in one of our dealerships is a defining moment in our history. The MP4-12C is as close as you can get to driving Formula 1 technology on the road, with its gearshift and steering wheel both inspired by today’s drivers.

‘Opening McLaren Birmingham just before the British Grand Prix is therefore perfect timing.’

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Rybrook Holdings Ltd represents McLaren Automotive as McLaren Birmingham and joins McLaren Manchester and McLaren London in a global network of 35 of the world’s best automotive retailers, responsible for selling the all-new MP4-12C and future McLaren Automotive models.

A family-run business, with the Head Office in Warwick, Rybrook Holdings is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned retailer groups.

Sitting alongside the new McLaren automotive retail area is a new Rolls-Royce showroom and also a Rybrook Specialist cars showroom.

A new servicing facility will also open in Cofton Hackett to provide servicing and after care for all McLaren Automotive customers.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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