Retired McLaren-boss soon has his own car wash
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own private car wash? Most people would probably say ‘meh’. Not Ron Dennis.
The former McLaren boss and Formula 1 icon Ron Dennis is an avid collector of sports cars. His new family home, which is currently being built along the shores of the River Thames in England, will not only have enough space for all his precious cars, it will also include an indoor car lift and behold: a complete car wash.
According to British newspaper The Daily Mail, the $40 million mega-mansion that’s being build for Dennis will be one of the most spectacular in the UK. Apart from the car friendly basement it will include six bedrooms, a hair salon, a sauna and a flower room.
Furthermore it will come with a feature straight out of a James Bond movie: a secret underground tunnel that will lead to the outer perimeter, offering direct access to a boat on the Thames.
Ron Dennis made his fortune while being the founder, chairman and CEO of McLaren for 37 years. Besides that he was the team principal of the McLaren Formula One team. As such, Dennis was instrumental in transforming the outfit into a regular world championship contender.
Constructors’ and drivers’ world championships were won with Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen and Lewis Hamilton.
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