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As many of you have read online, a repeat identity thief was recently caught in California with stolen credit cards in a McLaren MP4-12C. This was indeed one of Club Sportiva’s vehicles. Club Sportiva filed a police report with the San Jose police department once discovering further issues with the claimed identity of the driver, and that led to the prompt arrest of both driver and passenger of the vehicle in Sonoma County.

Club Sportiva’s policy includes an age restriction to >25 years of age, with exceptions only made to entry level vehicles with an in-person interview with management, and a greater deposit, and only with a clear insurance background check.

Our delivery team was provided fake identification and flags were only raised after further due diligence with the credit card company used for the “gifted” experience. It is unfortunate that this fraud happened with one of our vehicles, but the two suspects were arrested on the evening of June 4th and we’re happy to see neither the teens or the McLaren MP4-12C were hurt or damaged.   Our thanks go to the San Jose & Santa Rosa police departments and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s department for their assistance and quick action.

-Sia Bani, President, Club Sportiva

Here’s some more info about our McLaren MP4-12C: It is fully loaded with almost every available option from McLaren and it get’s from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds thanks to it’s 3.8L Twin Turbo V8 engine pumping out 616 horsepower. If you would like to reserve our McLaren MP4-12C for some great driving, you can do so here.