The never ending days of childhood. The sun seemingly never setting as you and your friends played games until the street lights turned on, and as you looked up at the stars, you had a vision. You dreamed that one day in the future, you would travel through space, in your little metal shell, watching the vast expanse of the universe go by. The viewing port into infinity that this craft provided would mesmerize you to push further and further into the unknown before you.
Here you are today, all grown up, sitting in your little metal shell, flanked in traffic, staring at a bumper sticker ahead of you that reads: “My child is an honor student.” You wonder where the time went. Those ambitious dreams that your young mind produced as you lazily pedaled your way home, all of them pushed far back into the forgotten filing cabinets of your brain, left alone to wither. Until today. Today is the day for those dreams to take flight, because you’ve found this: the 2016 McLaren 540c.
There may be no commercially produced personal spacecraft available for daily use yet, but for the time being, 0- 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0-125 Mph in 10 seconds and a top speed of 199 Mph should be enough to tide those youthful dreams of yours over for now. Thanks in part to a P1-derived 533 HP 3.8 liter Twin Turbo charged V8 mated to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission, you can hit warp speed in the time it takes to open a bag of Werther’s Originals. Delicious as they are, put that bag down, because the folks in Woking did not put all that effort into the 2900 pound lightweight Carbon fiber Monocoque for you to gorge yourself on German sweets. But if you do find yourself to be a bit heavy, worry not as this car will always be as svelte as you were in your youth.
Power and weight are in check – but what of this rocket’s chassis? Add double wishbones connected to adaptive dampers at all four corners, and the ability to go from Normal to Sport to Track suspension settings at the turn of the dial, and this supercar goes from hyper-drive to daily-driven at the turn of a button. Around town in normal mode, the dampening is so soft that you may actually forget you are driving something that 70 short years ago was as unknown as space travel. In Sport, the ride firms enough to remember what you are driving, and in Track mode, you better be awake, because the limits you once were thought possible have been pushed past the stratosphere of belief. The new game of your commute to work will be looking at the suggested speed of corners, and giggling at just how much you added to the number on the yellow sign.
No you can’t buy a spaceship just yet, but open the door that is hinged to the heavens, lower yourself into the sea of alcantara that grabs hold to every fiber of the clothes that clad you, grasp the only steering wheel actually deserving of its full alcantara treatment, and press that silver start button with youthful purpose. Let the car speak. Its voice may just take you back to those long summer evenings that your mind let you forget. The spark of endless possibilities being ignited once more. A view of infinity before you, not yet the vastness of the universe, but the laws of physics pushing you close enough to taste what the future holds for the next generation. Look towards the stars again: this is the 2016 McLaren 540c.
|5 Spoke Lightweight Forged Wheels in Stealth
|MSO Seat Belts
|Carbon Fiber interior Accents
|Alcantara Steering Wheel
|McLaren 8 Speaker Sound System
|Rear View Camera, Front and Rear Parking Sensors
|Touch Screen Navigation
Out of Town Purchases + Delivery:
We have customers across Canada, the US, and through parts of Western Europe. As much as we want to sell cars in British Columbia, we recognize that our brand and business has earned its reputation internationally.
In Canada, every province has different taxation rules and we can accommodate them all. We can help you secure worry free shipping to your door, and assist you with vehicle registration once your car arrives.
You have a number of choices available to you:
The first step is to contact us. We always have our professional photographs, our inspection reports, lien checks, service records, CarProof, and CarFax Reports available to you. We’re happy to refer you to previous out of town customers so you can get a reliable third party account of their experience with us, to give you peace of mind when purchasing a car sight-unseen.
Should you prefer to see, touch, and drive your vehicle prior to purchase, we will pick you up at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you can choose safe, insured door to door delivery in enclosed transporters that guarantee the arrival of your purchase in the same condition that it left our showroom.
Or, should you opt for an exceptional drive home, we will happily pay up to $250 toward your overnight stay en route.
Please contact us if you have questions or need further information on out of province or international purchases, shipping, and/or sales tax exemptions.
The Fine Print:
Smart people always read the fine print, and you’re smart, so here it is:
- all vehicles subject to prior sale
- all prices subject to applicable taxes and levies
- *Lease payments are quoted on approved credit, and are subject to change from month to month. Applicable taxes, lease acquisition fee and PPSA registration fees additional. Contact us for details or to tailor a quote to your preference. We have terms up to 60 months with as little as $0 down available on most vehicles.
- while we make every effort to ensure our website is correct, sometimes mistakes can, and do happen. Please contact us for exact vehicle options, history, mileage and details. Better still: come in and experience the car for yourself, to confirm it’s right for you. E.+O.E.