Miami's New Toy: $229K Car The McLaren officially arrives this week By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jan 12, 2012 3:44 PM CST 8 comments Comments File photo of a McLaren. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) (Newser) – Car lovers in Miami with cash to burn have a choice new item on the menu, reports the Miami Herald: the Brit import McLaren, which starts at $229,000. A local dealer formally opens its showroom tomorrow, adding to South Florida's reputation as "one of the hottest markets for luxury cars," notes the Herald. The Florida dealer will be one of only 10 in North America to sell the sports car, which goes from 0 to 200mph in 20 seconds. And forget about the recession slowing sales: 200 already are on order. “The clients that have taken delivery so far have said it’s scary fast, but scary in a good way,” says the president of the Coral Gables dealership.