Mclaren to showcase MP4-12C Spider at Make it in Great Britain exhibition

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The McLaren Group has been selected to showcase its MP4-12C Spider, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car and Specialized S-Works + McLaren Venge high performance bicycle at the Make it in Great Britain exhibition this summer.

Running throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the exhibition will highlight some of the most exciting British manufacturing developments and explore the positive impact they have on our lives. It will also encourage young people to consider a career in industry. McLaren Group executive chairman Ron Dennis said: "At McLaren we believe passionately in the importance of making things. Not only innovating in design, but also steering those innovations through to final premium quality assembly with our own hands. We aspire to be part of a grand tradition that goes back to the Industrial Revolution: great engineers such as George Stephenson, James Watt and Isambard Kindom Brunel, whose work brought enormous economic and societal benefit. Dennis continued: "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the UK's refocus on manufacturing and engineering has not come soon enough. Moving our economy away from over-reliance on financial services makes long term sense, and at McLaren we are fully committed to this philosophy. The future of our country is dependent on brain power, and industry as a whole needs to encourage young people into the engineering and technical sectors by showing them that these are evolving, progressive disciplines." The exhibition is being hosted by the Science Museum and will run from 24 July to 9 September 2012. More details can be found at http://makeitingreatbritain.bis.gov.uk/.