SYTNER Group is preparing showroom space for the hotly anticipated McLaren MP4-12C at its Knutsford dealership.
The news will see ‘an exciting period of expansion and development’ for the Cheshire-based dealer group – which includes Bentley Manchester and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manchester.
Sytner is one of only 18 dealerships in Europe and three in the UK which will represent the brand, and will specialise in supplying the north of England and Scotland.
To accommodate the new McLaren at its flagship premises, the group will undertake a £750,000 re-development of the site which currently houses Rolls-Royce.
A state-of-the-art showroom is planned which will house a rolling chassis display of the new roadcar, along with a former McLaren Formula 1 car. It is expected to open to the general public in spring 2011.
Rolls-Royce will relocate to a new purpose-built showroom next to Guy Salmon Land Rover – also part of Sytner Group – and is expected to be ‘fully operational’ by the end of the year.
Managing director Jon Crossley said: ‘We are delighted that McLaren is coming to Knutsford.
‘With Bentley, Rolls-Royce and now McLaren represented by one specialist car group, Knutsford is set to become the location to visit for those looking for a prestige vehicle.’
by JAMES BATCHELOR