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McLaren opens third showroom in Australia; Gold Coast

July 18, 2016

McLaren has opened a brand new dealership at the Gold Coast in Queensland, coming in as the third showroom for Australia.

McLaren Gold Coast Showroom-design director

The British company has said it plans to expand its presence in the world, opening up more and more showrooms over the past few years. McLaren Gold Coast joins Sydney and Melbourne showrooms.

On hand for the grand opening, which took place last Thursday, was Frank Stephenson, McLaren’s design director. He helped present the first two cars for the facility; a 570S and 540C, from the Sports Series lineup.

McLaren says the Gold Coast retail outlet will offer full servicing and sales for the Sports Series and Super Series models. Super Series models include the mighty 650S, in coupe and Spider form.

Sports cars and supercars have seen a healthy growth in sales in Australia over the past couple of years. Specifically for McLaren – and partly thanks to the introduction of more models – year-to-date sales (through June) have gone from 12 units in 2014, to 16 last year, and up to 27 so far this year. George Biggs, regional director for McLaren Asia Pacific, said:

“McLaren has seen significant growth in this market and the investment in our new retail presence reflects this demand. Following the establishment and continued success of McLaren Sydney and McLaren Melbourne, the Gold Coast is a natural next step for us as we look to enhance accessibility for the marque in Queensland.”

McLaren Gold Coast is located at 179 Nerang Road, Southport, Queensland.

McLaren Gold Coast Showroom

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.