McLaren F1 Merchandise – Don’t Accept Imitations!

Ever been to The Range? You know the shop – part garden centre, part flea market! Anyway, I visited the store near my office today and found this atrocity:

NOT a McLaren MP4-25

For just £2.99 you can purchase this pathetic attempt to mimic a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car. Sorry, in this case the main sponsor are in fact Volatile!? Here are a few close-up shots:

Definitely NOT a McLaren MP4-25

Really NOT a McLaren MP4-25

This is what a real replica should look like:

The Real Deal

If you want an authentic replica of a McLaren Formula 1 car then avoid The Range and get yourself over to the Official Vodafone McLaren Mercedes eShop and avoid disappointment.



Filed under Constructors, McLaren, McLaren eShop, McLaren Merchandise

22 responses to “McLaren F1 Merchandise – Don’t Accept Imitations!

  1. But it has friction power!

    Actually the funniest thing must be the way they’ve changed ‘Vodafone’ into ‘Volatile’…

    Great find.

    • Steve (McLaren Fan)

      Could have done with that Friction Power during the first half of last season!

      Thanks for the link from F1 Fanatic – visits have gone through the roof!

  2. lendmeyourcreditcardGary

    he he he!!! Volatile!!! ;)this has to be a Spanish pi55 take surely!!!! very funny tho!! #:)

  3. Yeah I saw these at my local $2 shop. They also had imitation Renaults and Ferraris.

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  5. Nice post! I really like your posting.
    i will come back to read more of your posts.


  6. MartyP

    How amusing that Santander’s sponsorship remains unchanged!

  7. mr. c.

    i like that it doesn’t have front wheel bins.

    ahead of its time 🙂

  8. Ashley Edwards

    Well Volatile is ment to be vodafone, World 1 is Mobile 1, Tremendous R.C is mercedes benz but KEMP is that hugo boss?

  9. Dougie

    Not all 4 year olds can afford the 40 plus quid that McLaren charge for a “replica”, for that matter do they even care that it’s a replica as it flies off the kitchen and smashes into the wall.

    In which case 3 quid seems awfully good value. Our wee boy has 3 of them… Ferrari, McLaren & Renault “look a likes”… and loves them.

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