We haven’t even seen Santa anchor New York’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade yet, but with the local CostCo already lighting up the artificial tree we’ve begun to scratch our head hoping to think up some creative Christmas presents.
If only we had the money to pop for the big one being offered by Neiman Marcus in its holiday catalog this year. The caterer to America’s 1%, the Dallas-based chain is offering a dozen special edition McLaren 12C Spiders.
“What will it be today? “Normal,” “Sport,” or “Track” mode? You set the handling and head out,” suggests the new Neiman Marcus Holiday Catalog. “It’s a beautiful day for a drive. How about putting the top down? No need to pull over—with the push of a button, it retracts in just 17 seconds while traveling undr 20 mph. The coast is clear, and you punch it. AHHH! The incredible rush of hitting 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Curve ahead! Channeling Bruce McLaren, you head into the turn . . .”
Of course, folks don’t refer to the tony store as “Needless Markups” for nothing. The catalog edition of the McLaren 12C will go for a whopping $354,000, about $86,000 more than what you’d pay at one of the maker’s equal upscale dealers. Out of that premium, however, McLaren promises $3,000 will go to charity – specifically Big Brothers Big Sisters.