From Yahoo! Indonesia:
Four McLaren MP4-12C Spyder Are Sold Out in Indonesia
Like other sports car dealers in Jakarta, McLaren Jakarta has already sold all its units even before their official launch in the country. In total, four MP4-12C Spyder cars were sold and delivered within Indonesia. Of these four units, two cars were officially purchased while the others are in the process.
“Two units have been sold, and the other two are still in the final process of purchase,” said Indradjit Sardjono, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Jakarta, Sudirman, South Jakarta. The MP4-12C Spyder is priced at US$ 740.000 or approximately Rp. 7.1 billion (if based on the average exchange rate of Rp. 9.600 per U.S. dollar). This price does not include tax or any additional accessories.
This car is the convertible version of the MP4-12C. The roof is a hardtop and can be removed. The maximum speed is 328 km/h with the roof closed, while the default max speed is 315 km/h with the roof opened.
McLaren is still keeping the dihedral doors as in its coupe version. The door will open to the front similar to scissor doors, but on this model it will be acting like little flap doors to make it easier for the driver and passengers to get in and out.
This design is considered more convenient when the car is parked in an area with limited space, unlike the scissor doors which can only go upward but are more narrow to get in and out. The engine specification is similar to the McLaren MP4-12C, which is using an eight-cylinder engine with a capacity of 3800cc. The engine horsepower will reach up to 592 HP at 7,000 rpm with a torque of 601 Nm at 6,000 rpm. It uses a 7-speeds transmission adopting the dual-clutch automatic system.
The MP4-12C coupe version is marketed at a price of US$ 670,000 or approximately Rp. 6.42 billion before tax. McLaren management mentioned that these two models will not be the only models, as the company will introduce other cars in the upcoming year.
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Comments from Yahoo! Indonesia:
Where will you drive it? Can’t you see how bad traffic is in Jakarta?
Ibnu: (responding to Travel)
Simple…just bribe the traffic police to make a way so you can speed until you’re satisfied!
Operator Lii Adipura:
Many Indonesians are very rich but unfortunately many of them are lacking generosity. =(
Cintah Tanah Air: (responding to Operator Lii Adipura)
Probably afraid of being approached by tax officers [for not paying tax after donating their money].
Indonesiaaaa, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer… freaking sad…!
It’s their [rich people] own money so let them spend it however they like. Who knows if they have already donated money to build hospitals and schools, do you think they’d report it to the public?
Muhammad Gayus Basaur:
Indonesians are incredible, selling such expensive cars, where does the money come from??
I’m pretty sure the people commenting here must be from lower income classes who go to work using leased motorcycles. Haha… Your attitude is so Indonesian… Always jealous and resentful of rich people. Never learning that everyone has their own good fortune… Hahaha.
For the other two [cars], I just bought them for my maids at home. hahaha…
Only rich businessmen or the corrupt will be able to afford those cars. =(
It would be outrageous if government officials bought these cars using the public’s money!
Guaranteed! Even if you don’t take showers, have smelly armpits, don’t brush your teeth, and wear a sock with a hole, girls will still latch onto you like flies if you drive this car… hehe…
Just stay focused and dedicated to your work and company. Then sooner or later, you will be able to buy this car…
Adie Lord: (responding to Randy)
Even McLaren employees wouldn’t be able to afford this car… =)
What do you think? Can Indonesia still be considered an under-developing country?