Posted Oct 10th 2012 1:59PM
Neiman Marcus has released its well-known Christmas Book for 2012, and wrapped up within is a holiday surprise we can cheer about. This holiday, 12 lucky (read: wealthy) gearheads will get a 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren MP4-12C Spider, a seemingly sunnier pick than last year's Ferrari FF.
Your favorite people in the world will be flabbergasted to receive their Volcano Red Spider with its "stainless-steel, special-edition numbered badge" and matching McLaren luggage set. You'll also get a heartwarming glow knowing that US$3,000 of the US$354,000 you paid will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
"But," you might be saying, "that's US$88,250 above the price of everyone else's Spider! Is the luggage worth that much of a premium?" To that we say, "Yes!" Okay, no. But also included in Neiman Marcus' package are two business-class tickets to London's Heathrow airport, two nights at the Coworth Park Hotel (where rooms are a minimum of US$380 a night) with meals and a tour of the McLaren Technology Center. But wait, there's more! You'll also get a private VIP dinner with McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis. Wow!
Surely worth the price to someone, but for our money, we expect a platinum numbered badge. Or at least silver. Pewter?
Click here for more photos and to watch a video clip on the Volcano Red McLaren MP4-12C Spider.