THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST’S FIRST MCLAREN AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP CELEBRATED DURING THE MCLAREN BELLEVUE LAUNCH PARTY AT THE DRIVERS CLUB

New state-of-the-art luxury dealership for Bentley Lamborghini McLaren and Rolls-Royce announced during the exclusive event.

Bellevue, WA (December 13, 2018) – OpenRoad Auto Group and close to two hundred guests celebrated the launch of the first McLaren Automotive dealership in the Pacific Northwest during the official launch party for McLaren Bellevue at the Drivers Club on December 12th. The exclusive event coincided with the unveiling of plans for a new state-of-the art luxury dealership for Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Bellevue, Washington. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent acquisition of all four automotive brands by OpenRoad Auto Group and reinforces the company’s position as a leading automotive dealership group.

“We’re delighted to be able to bring McLaren to this very important market in North America for the first time,” said Christian Chia, CEO at OpenRoad Auto Group and owner of Bentley Lamborghini McLaren and Rolls-Royce Bellevue. “We’re also pleased to announce plans for a new dealership in Bellevue that will not only house McLaren, but also Lamborghini, Bentley and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The facility is expected to become a destination for owners and enthusiasts of all four luxury supercar brands and a flagship dealership in the Pacific Northwest.”

OpenRoad will be breaking ground on the new site for Bentley Lamborghini McLaren and Rolls-Royce Motors Cars of Bellevue in early 2019 with plans to open the new dealership in the late summer of 2020. The 3.6-acre site located at 13617 NE 20th Street will soon be the home of a 22,000 square foot sales and service centre that will include 23 service and detail bays, a large luxurious showroom and customer lounge, plus an additional 10,000 square feet of flex space for special events. Until the new dealership is complete, customers of McLaren, Lamborghini, Bentley and Rolls-Royce are encouraged to visit the temporary showroom located at 1882 136th Place Northeast in Bellevue.

The McLaren Bellevue launch party was hosted at the new Drivers Club in Redmond, an exclusive social club that offers vehicle storage and management. Guests were treated to curated experiences from nearly every edge of the world with performances from a violinist-extremist from Alaska, dishes from the Pacific Northwest and Asia by Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, delights from Canada's culinary Olympian, décor from Florida, and most importantly spectacular cars from the UK. For more information about McLaren Bellevue, please visit McLarenBellevue.com

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About OpenRoad Bellevue

OpenRoad’s Bellevue showroom is the only place for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana luxury car owners, both current and aspiring, to purchase new Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren and Roll-Royce Motor Cars models. These exotic vehicles are 100-percent customizable to the owners’ requests. Whether seeking an interior the color of a specific article of clothing, or a dashboard displaying artwork from their favorite photographer, Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren or Rolls-Royce owners are able to customize their vehicles to fit their wants, needs and lifestyle. Visit all OpenRoad’s Bellevue dealerships online at BentleyofBellevue.com LamborghiniofBellevue.com McLarenBellevue.com and Rolls-RoyceBellevue.com.

About McLaren Automotive

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sports cars and supercars. The company, launched in 2010, is now the largest part of the McLaren Group. Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England. The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world. McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fiber chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fiber chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hyper-car, the McLaren P1™. Announced in 2016, the company’s Track22 business plan will see the company invest £1billion in research and development to deliver 15 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least half will be hybrids. 2017 saw the company launch further models in line with Track22 including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sports cars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world-leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille. cars.mclaren.com

About OpenRoad Auto Group

OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,300 associates representing 20 quality automotive brands at 27 full-service retail locations, including 23 B.C. dealerships, three collision centres, and four luxury automotive brands in Bellevue, Washington. OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. OpenRoadAutoGroup.com

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