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ONE VERY CLASSY CONVOY WILL SOON BE HEADING SOUTH
McLaren Automotive is inviting owners from around the world to visit the birthplace of the founder Bruce McLaren, and spiritual home of the sports and supercar brand.
More than 30 McLaren cars are expected to take part in the drive throughout New Zealand, beginning in Auckland in November.
Guests will be invited to drive their McLaren or one of the McLaren fleet cars on some of the most panoramic roads in the world.
The company says owners and others will experience the dynamic handling of McLaren vehicles in a variety of conditions, from sweeping roads to thrilling straights.
The regional director of McLaren Automotive, Asia Pacific, George Biggs, said the programme is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, excompassing the thrill and beauty that made New Zealand so renowned.
“Here at McLaren, we’re proud of our heritage, constantly inspired by the core values set by our founder, Bruce McLaren. This programme has been many years in the making, aimed at inspiring our guests in their own personal quests and passions,” he said.
Among the highlights of the nine-day tour will be a visit to the newly-named Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo, drives through vineyards and among art deco architecture en route to dinner at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, further drives through the grand landscapes of the South Island, and a visit to the Highlands Motorsport Park near Wanaka.
A fleet of McLaren vehicles will available to non-McLaren owners, for driving during the programme, although places are limited.
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of technologically advanced high-performance luxury sports cars based at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. Its range is designed to be a no-compromise drive on both road and track.
The company has been a pioneer in the use of carbon-fibre in vehicle production over the past three decades and has expanded during the past few years, selling a record 1649 vehicles in 2014.