McLaren P1 LM Revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

McLaren’s P1 GTR is the fastest hypercar made by McLaren yet it can’t be driven on the road, limiting its use significantly. To combat this problem, McLaren released another vehicle similar to their GTR this past weekend at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new McLaren P1 LM is packed with the power and the capabilities of vehicles that are street illegal yet its new design by Lanzante has deemed it legal for use on the roads. After stripping almost 60kg of weight from the original GTR and making some modifications to the structure and material used to build the car, Lanzante was able to build a beast of a car. The engine inside the LM remains unchanged from the GTR as the 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 and electric motor produces over 987 horsepower. With regards to the interior, only a few changes were made one of which included the new Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel, which also appeared in the F1 car Lewis Hamilton drove to the Formula-1 world title in 2008. The car also comes equipped with standard air-conditioning which may come as no surprise for a car priced in the seven figures. In total, five McLaren P1 LM’s will be made in addition to the grey model debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The remaining four will be painted in McLaren’s signature orange color.

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McLaren Dallas Named Dealer of the Year and International Dealer of the Year

Blue McLaren P1

McLaren Dallas, a Park Place Dealership, has received the prestigious McLaren Dealer of the Year Award and the International Dealer of the Year Award from McLaren Automotive.  McLaren Dallas received the two award recognitions as a result of the dealerships’ highest volume of sales in North America and globally, as well as client engagement and feedback.

McLaren Tribute Car

“McLaren Dallas has a total commitment to the brand, top-notch facilities, a well-trained staff and dedicated top management,” said Tony Joseph, Vice President of McLaren North America. “We are thrilled to present this award to the highest volume dealer in North America. The Park Place organization recognizes it is people that make the biggest difference, which is why they assembled one of the best teams in the industry to make the business the success it was in 2014.”

Orange McLaren

Located on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Park Place opened McLaren Dallas in 2011 and has since created a loyal following in North and Central Texas.  The brand has been so well received in Texas, the dealership group will add a McLaren dealership in Houston later this year on the North side of the city. McLaren Houston will sit on nearly four acres and is expected to open in the fall with a 20,000 square foot showroom as well as service facility.  McLaren Houston will serve the southern regions of Texas.

Blue McLaren P1

“McLaren Automotive has been successful in creating a vehicle and brand that offers the owner an exceptional driving experience in one of the greatest cars in the world,” said Ken Schnitzer, chairman of Park Place Dealerships.  “The addition of McLaren Houston will give current and potential owners the opportunity to purchase and service their vehicles on a local basis. We are pleased to be bringing McLaren to the Houston market and look forward to a great introduction later this year.“

McLaren in McLaren Dallas Showroom

Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was launched 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 coupe and Spider form in 2014, and has announced the Sports Series among the models to be introduced in 2015. The brand continues to expand, and McLaren posted a profit during 2013 – only the third year of vehicle production. This was followed in 2014, by a third consecutive year of growth in sales with a record 1,648 vehicles delivered via a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.

McLaren P1 in Yellow


If you are ready to experience the world’s finest cars both on and off the track, along with the finest dealership experience available, join us at McLaren Dallas in the Park Place Premier Collection at 5300 Lemmon Ave. in Dallas, TX.

Premier Collection Celebrated With Holiday Soiree

mclaren 650S

Park Place Premier Collection recently held its 2014 Holiday Soiree with a progressive dinner spanning four luxury showrooms. The event was co-sponsored by NorthPark Center and Merrill Lynch Wealth management. The progressive dinner menu was inspired by the four brands that comprise the Park Place Premier Collection: McLaren, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley.

Guests began the night with California rolls, ahi wonton crisps and Oriental salad from Kona Grill and sipped on G.H. Mumm Champagne as they admired the legendary McLaren 650S and dazzling Hublot timepieces.

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Next, guests enjoyed the glamour of the Maserati Quattroporte as they enjoyed Italian-inspired bites by Bread Winners Café and crafted cocktails by Absolut Mistletoe. Men and women’s fashions from Versace were there to complement the bold look of the vehicle.

maserati quattroporte


Guests then surrounded themselves with the opulence of the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, as well as the latest in kitchen, bath, and outdoor appliances from Pirch. They enjoyed Avion tequila, The Glenlivet whisky, and Newcastle ales as well as assorted Bistro entrée plates.

rolls-royce ghost II


The night was finished off amongst the hand-sewn beauty of the Bentley GTC V8, the elegance of the Eiseman Jewels’ collection of diamond jewelry, and the impressive collection of jewels from Roberto Coin and Gucci. Guests enjoyed pecan pie, rocky road and carrot cake indulgences from Seasons 52, as well as a complimentary Kahlúa tasting.

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Guests were asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Community Partners of Dallas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safety and restoring dignity and hope to abused and neglected children.

grace cottage toy drive

McLaren MSO 650S Concept Moving To Production; Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

McLaren 650s Front Exterior | Park Place McLaren Dallas

The McLaren MSO 650S was originally just a concept released in April, but after an overwhelming response McLaren has decided to produce a limited 50 Coupes and Spiders. The car debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Festival of Speed as it is referred to in the United Kingdom is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles that is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England.

The production model of the MSO 650S carries over many of the elements found in the Concept. Frank Stephenson, McLaren’s Design Director, has made many more changes including a number of carbon fiber styling upgrades, a three-piece rear bumper with carbon fiber center section and a more aggressive rear diffuser.

The MSO Concept came in Agrigan Black, but the production version will be available in ‘Papaya Spark (a take on McLaren orange), Sarigan Quartz (new metallic silver with gold infusion) and the Agrigan Black of the concept.

McLaren 650s Rear Exterior | Park Place McLaren Dallas

The body upgrades and special paint finishes are set off with a set of Palladium 10-Spoke super lightweight alloys with a diamond cut effect on the inside edge of the spokes and kept in place with titanium wheel nuts.

Inside, the MSO 650S gets black leather and Alcantara, with carbon fiber accents gloss black vents, a carbon fiber ‘MSO’ sill panel and a dedication plaque noting the limited edition. Each example will ship with a Frank Stephenson-signed sketch and an MSO-branded “holdall,” similar to a leather dufflebag in the United States.

McLaren 650s Front Exterior Night | Park Place McLaren Dallas

Mclaren Dallas Offers an Experience of a Life Time: The 2014 US Grand Prix in Austin, TX

Formula-One Grand Prix races are sporting events incomparable to any automotive event we praise this side of the Atlantic. With the finest machines on the globe hugging every corner and zooming through winding curves at speeds of up to 240mph, all while being surrounded by miles of adoring fans, Formula-One races are one extreme spectacle . They are events that very rarely make their way state side for the average American to experience in person. Now, with Circuit the of Americas, the first track in the United States ever built for the purpose of running these magnificent races, every American who finds themselves with a thirst for watching the world’s fastest and most talented drivers combat each other under the Texas sunshine has a chance to.

Mcalren Dallas Texas USGP 2014

This year the Circuit of the Americas will run the 2014 US Grand Prix on October 31- November 1. As if spending Halloween on Austin’s famous 6th street wasn’t excitement enough, then waking up and going to watching one of the premier sporting events in the world on top of that should seal the deal. The tickets for this event are available through your official Dallas McLaren Dealer with a wide range of packages and experiences available for any kind of race fan. McLaren looks to make quite a splash at this year’s F1 USGP, following up a win in Austin at the 2012 USGP and a solid showing in last year’s race. For a quick, all-inclusive run down of the Circuit of the Americas track, Formula-One cars and the McLaren team through the eyes of Jay Leno, watch the video below.

For those of you who are not as astute in the storied past of Formula-One racing, McLaren has a history in the sport that is almost second to none. They take this same lineage of excellence on the track and bring it to the street with every production car made entirely by hand – the McLaren 650S and 650S Spider. To experience these amazing cars up-close and in-person, come by McLaren Dallas, part of the Park Place Premier Collection. If you aren’t looking for a new set of wheels but are intrigued by the chance of a life time to experience Formula-One racing under the Texas sun, then check out the ticket options offered by McLaren through McLaren Dallas here.

Leno at COTA