Woking, England – McLaren Automotive has announced its first dealership, in London, England, and has stated that Toronto will have a dealership as part of the company’s global network.

The London dealership will open this week and by the end of this year, McLaren will have 35 retailers in 19 countries that will carry a range of vehicles, starting with the new MP4-12C sports car.

McLaren Automotive has invested nearly £800 million since 2005 to establish itself as the world’s newest sports car company. It will open two more retailers in the U.K. by July and the remaining 32 sites will be operational by the end of 2011. Up to 1,000 cars will be hand-built at the company’s production centre in Woking, England for worldwide distribution this year, with an annual production run of approximately 4,000 cars per year when the model lineup is complete by the middle of the decade.

The other North American retailers will be located in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Newport Beach, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Tampa, Florida.

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