Nothing Says Happy 30th Birthday Like a $230K Car... For Free.

Jan 18, 2012

This past weekend, Miami Heat's beloved Dwayne Wade celebrated his 30th Birthday. As he partied the night away, Dwayne was soon upstaged... by his birthday gift.

According to gossip aficionadoes, TMZ, Dwayne received a gift of all gifts- a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. This lovely gift was given to him for FREE by Ken Gorin, president and CEO of Coral Gables luxe car dealership The Collection. Wade happens to be the brand ambassador and spokesmodel for The Collection. Mr Gorin wanted the presentation of the car to be super-fancy -- with the McLaren waiting for Wade on a platform in the middle of the hotel pool. And what Kenny wants, Kenny gets.

Very, very, very carefully, a crew airlifted the car onto the purple platform in the pool, so when the guests walked outside, there was a McLaren... in the middle of the pool.

So in true Bernie fashion, let's run the specs...

Dwanyne will be burning rubber in a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, a carbon-fiber-intensive, mid-engine supercar powered by a twin-turbo V-8 that gives you 592 horsepower. The transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. He might be a little smushed in it, see how it's only 47 inches tall and 177.4 inches long, but a car like this shouldn't be your daily driver. 0-60 in 3 seconds flat with the top speed of 205 mph. And the EPA isn't bad, it's about the same of what I get in my Envoy- 14/22 mpg. Thankfully Dwayne lucked out and the owner gave him a black one and not a loud orange one.

Now, according to the Miami Herald, The custom ordered car was actually designed by Wade in "Fire Black" with two tone "Saddle Tan/Carbon Black" leather interior. The one-of-a-kind 12C boasts custom alloy wheel center caps with Wade’s signature logo as well as a specialty “WADE” emblem for the rear, WADE Limited Edition side badges and dedication plates on the inside door panels that read "Hand assembled in the United Kingdon in recognition of Dwyane Wade's 30th Birthday."

And in case if you wanted to see it in motion:

P.S. If I read one more blog post about this with the quote "The rich just keep getting richer", I will scream. I thought everyone knew that there was a difference between rich and wealthy.

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