A tale of extremes: McLaren Senna and 600LT debut in Lebanon

27 dez 2018

  • Two ground-breaking supercars from McLaren Automotive arrived in Lebanon
  • McLaren Senna, the Ultimate road-legal track car, delivered to McLaren Beirut customer
  • McLaren 600LT - the lightest, most powerful and quickest road-legal Sports Series displayed in the showroom

McLaren Beirut confirms the arrival of two ground-breaking supercars from McLaren into the Lebanese market. The British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars will be presenting the sold-out McLaren Senna and limited McLaren 600LT at a number of exclusive media and customers events. Both vehicles will be also available for fan, car-spotter and customer viewings at the McLaren Beirut showroom.

“We are delighted to bring these two very special supercars into the Lebanese market. The sold-out Senna is the brand’s ultimate road-legal track car, which has been inspired by the most legendary McLaren racing driver in history, and redefines the performance on the circuit. The new 600LT is the lightest, most powerful and extreme Sports Series yet, which has been engineered to provide the most thrilling driving experience. We look forward to presenting these beautiful vehicles to our customers and I want to thank McLaren Beirut for their support in nurturing McLaren culture in the country.”
Brett Soso, Managing Director – Middle East, Africa and Latin America, McLaren Automotive

“It is a very exciting time for McLaren Beirut as we unveil the first McLaren Senna to land in Lebanon, together with the astonishing new 600LT from the Sports Series range. The brand opened its doors for business to a phenomenal reception at the end of 2017, and with class-leading products like the 600LT, I am convinced its future in the country looks bright.”
Fayez Rasamny, Chairman and CEO, RYMCO (Rasamny Younes Motor Company)

The McLaren Senna sits in the brand’s Ultimate Series and has been developed to deliver the most engaging road car experience from McLaren Automotive. The car offers the purest possible connection between the driver and car, which is achieved through a combination of low vehicle weight, extreme power, aerodynamic excellence and a revolutionary, active suspension system.  Its first example arriving in Lebanon is finished in Graphite Grey and has just been delivered to McLaren enthusiast and entrepreneur Tarek Abu Ghazaleh in Beirut.

Making its long-anticipated debut is also the McLaren 600LT, which marks the beginning of the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ (LT) story and sets a new sportscar benchmark as the fastest, most powerful and most track-focused – yet road legal – Sports Series. The car has been comprehensively re-engineered with minimised weight, optimised aerodynamics, increased power and a special focus on driver engagement. In its lightest specification, it weighs only 1,247kg dry, which in conjunction with 600PS and 620Nm generate  acceleration figures of 2.9 seconds from 0-100 km/h and 8.2 seconds from 0-200 km/h. The state-of-the-art 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine has been optimised for increased powertrain engagement and combined with the trademark top-exit exhaust provides a thrilling sound-track to match the driving experience.

McLaren Beirut is operated by RYMCO from the state-of-the-art showroom located at 3 Beirut, Omar Daouk Street, Downtown – Solidere, Beirut.

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Notes to Editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT of which only 106 will be produced.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

Further information:

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications & PR Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7768 132429
Email: wayne.bruce@mclaren.com

Karin Haferkorn
Head of Marketing & PR, Middle East, Africa and Latin America McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261343
Mobile: +44 (0) 7899 816872
Email: karin.haferkorn@mclaren.com

Adam Gron
Retail Marketing & PR Manager, Middle East, Africa and Latin America McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7827 081 770
Email: adam.gron@mclaren.com

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