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McLaren supercar officially set foot in Vietnam

McLaren, the British supercar brand, has chosen Vietnam as the 41st genuine distribution market globally when it has witnessed the Vietnamese giants buy McLaren more than Lamborghini and Ferrari.

According to the latest announcement, the British supercar company said it will officially distribute McLaren in Vietnam from the second quarter of 2022.

Thus, McLaren is the third high-performance supercar brand to officially set up dealers in Vietnam, after Ferrari (October 2019), and Lamborghini (May 2014).

The British supercar company considers Vietnam to be one of the important markets in Asia, the 41st base according to the list of global distribution markets. In Southeast Asia, McLaren currently has dealerships in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

McLaren supercar officially set foot in Vietnam
McLaren Elva ‘check-in’ in Vietnam in 2021

In fact, in the past 3 years, the number of McLaren supercars pouring into Vietnam has increased rapidly. It is estimated that up to now, there have been about 31 imported McLaren supercars, of which the model McLaren 720S account for more than half. All these vehicles are imported by private companies from markets such as the US, Germany, Thailand…

The first McLaren 720S returned to Vietnam at the end of 2017, but it wasn’t until 2019 and 2020, that the Vietnamese giants’ 720S playing movement blossomed. A 720S made a journey through Southeast Asia in September 2019 and was driven by two famous names in the supercar industry: Cuong “dollar” and Hua Ha Phuong (leader of the CarPassion Club delegation).

McLaren supercar officially set foot in Vietnam
Giant Cuong drove the McLaren 720S supercar through Southeast Asia during his trip in 2019.

The British supercar brand is associated with many “face-to-face” names in the gaming industry Vietnamese supercar. In addition to Cuong dollar (who used to own 720S for more than 23 billion VND), there is also Vung Tau businessman with a purple McLaren 720S priced at 26 billion VND with a package of more than 3 billion VND, the unique McLaren 650S Spider with Liberty Walk. Vietnam of giant Do Binh Duong (also known as Duong “Kon”), McLaren 650S Spider of Minh “plastic”, McLaren 650S Spider of Dang Le Nguyen Vu… McLaren 650S Spider is currently priced at more than 12 billion VND , but the Liberty Walk package alone, the value of the car can increase by more than 1 billion VND.

Even Vietnamese giants like Hoang Kim Khanh are willing to play when they buy a rare McLaren supercar that produces only 500 units globally, Senna, to give to his wife in 2020. This supercar is valued at about VND 50 billion. in Vietnam and was purchased from a supercar dealer in the US. When returning to Vietnam, the car carried the Cambodian license plate.

McLaren supercar officially set foot in Vietnam
In 2020, giant Hoang Kim Khanh gave his wife a limited edition McLaren Senna supercar of only 500 units produced worldwide.

Previously, most McLaren cars had to be bought back from overseas car dealers, through an intermediary company, and then returned to Vietnam.

It is expected that in the near future Vietnam will appear more McLaren lines that have never been present such as GT, Artura or McLaren Elva, besides familiar cars such as 720S Coupe, 720S Spider, 765LT Coupe, 765LT Spider.

McLaren is a supercar brand with a young British history. Started as New Zealand designer, driver, engineer and racer Bruce McLaren. He founded Bruce McLaren Motor Racing (BMR) in 1963 to participate in F1 racing in 1966. However, in 1970, while testing the McLaren M8D at Goodwood racecourse, England, he had an accident and passed life.

BMR was later acquired by Ron Dennis, a mechanic specializing in building racing teams. Dennis founded the McLaren Group and McLaren Cars was born in 1985.

In 1992, McLaren’s first commercial car, the F1, was launched. This is one of the most iconic supercars of all time, helping McLaren extend its commercial product chain beyond the racetrack as it is today.

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