McLaren Brussels at the prestigious Zoute Grand Prix weekend
5 Oct 2017
- McLaren Brussels at the Zoute Grand Prix, showcasing McLaren Super Series and Sports Series models
- The recently launched McLaren 720S, second-generation Super Series and the new 570S Spider – the first Sports Series convertible – both on display and participating in the GT Tour
- McLaren Automotive is represented in Belgium and Luxemburg by the Ginion Group
McLaren Brussels will this week premiere the two newest McLaren models during the Zoute Grand Prix, which runs from October 5 – 8 in Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium. The McLaren 720S and 570S Spider models can be admired throughout the event, either displayed on the Terrace of the McLaren lounge in the Ginion Group pavilion, or on the Kustlaan or driving in he GT Tour on Sunday.
The new McLaren 720S is the second-generation McLaren Super Series, the supercar at the heart of the McLaren brand and will be shown in two different guises to demonstrate the hand-crafted luxury and advanced technology inherent in a McLaren, demonstrated by features such as the revolutionary new McLaren Driver Interface that comprises a Folding Driver Display and Central Infotainment Screen.
A Luxury specification McLaren 720S finished in Saros Blue and Black with a Shell Grey interior and the Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade Pack 1, will be displayed in the Kustlaan. A second McLaren 720S, shown in Cosmos Black body colour with Scoria Grey leather and Carbon Black Alcantara® interior with McLaren Orange stitching, will be positioned on the terrace of the Ginion Group pavilion. This Performance specification car also features the Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrade Packs 2 and 3 available for the McLaren 720S.
The McLaren 570S Spider, new to the McLaren Sports Series and the most attainable McLaren Spider to date, will be showcased in three different liveries including its launch colour of Vega Blue, with a Luxury by McLaren Designer Interior pack and Dark Palladium roof.
The McLaren 570S Spider combines the exceptional dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé with the extra exhilaration of open-air driving. With a retractable, two-piece, hardtop, there are no performance compromises versus the Coupé, the Spider maintaining the same electrifying pace, dynamic excellence and impressive refinement.
Guests will be able to admire the Sports Series range - the 570S Coupé, 570GT and 570S Spider - lined up on the parterre in front of the McLaren lounge in the Ginion Group Pavilion.
The McLaren 720S and McLaren 570S Spider, which will also be participating in the Sunday Zoute GT Tour, are the first two of the 15 new McLaren models or derivatives that will be introduced by the end of 2022, as outlined in the McLaren Track22 business plan.
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McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and super cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.
Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was revealed in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in Coupé and Spider form in 2014, while 2015 proved to be a year of unprecedented growth of the product portfolio with five new models launched across the full range. The strictly limited edition 675LT Coupé premiered at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the track-only McLaren P1™ GTR which, with 1,000PS, became the most powerful model ever produced by the brand. The much-anticipated Sports Series became the third – and final – model tier in the McLaren range with the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé debuting in New York and Shanghai respectively, less than one month apart. The end of 2015 saw the launch of the fifth model, the 675LT Spider, which was as a direct response to customer demand. The year also saw the end of production for the first model in the Ultimate Series as the 375th McLaren P1™ was completed, closing what had become a defining year for the British brand. 2016 continued where 2015 had left off with the introduction of the 570GT - a second bodystyle for the Sports Series and the most luxurious car McLaren has ever built, as well as the 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint track variants. 2016 also marked the introduction of the company’s new business plan, Track22, which sees the company investing £1B in Research and Development to deliver 15 all new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least 50% will feature hybrid technology. The uplift in sales in 2016 also saw the launch of the second shift at the McLaren Production Centre as well as the company’s third year of profitability in just six years of trading. In March 2017, the second-generation Super Series was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show with the global premiere of the McLaren 720S. The first convertible model in the Sports Series, the 570S Spider, was revealed in June 2017 and made its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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