When McLaren Automotive wanted to create a new exclusive paint colour for the new McLaren 570s Spider, they delved in to their history to revive a name that was close to the heart of their founder Bruce McLaren: Muriwai.
Muriwai. Roll this unfamiliar collection of letters over your tongue and it sounds truly exotic, a word fitting for a stretch of pristine sand on the shores of an island that sits in the South Pacific. This beach and shoreline is where McLaren’s founder, Bruce McLaren, won his first hill climb race, at the wheel of an Austin Ulster.
He was so fond of this place that once Bruce and his young family moved to Great Britain and built their own dream house, it too was named after this beautiful spot in his native New Zealand.
The house was painted white with deep blue shutters – and it is this striking combination that inspired McLaren to come up with a new exclusive colour for our current range of supercars – Muriwai White.
Standing in the same spot where her father had stood back in 1969 with the first prototype of the original road-going McLaren, the M6GT, Amanda said: ‘The colours white and blue that are most reminiscent of this beautiful name [Muriwai] to my eyes, are of our Georgian-style house here in Burwood Park.
This 6 bedroom family home is currently on the market with Curchods Walton for £1,995,000 – a heady rise from the £265,000 it sold for in 1986.
We think you’ll agree that the Muriwai 570S Spider makes a rather lovely accompanying feature.
The inspiration for Muriwai is currently for sale, occupying a wonderful setting amongst glorious gardens in Burwood Park. With gardens exceeding half an acre, this 6 bedroom family home retains a wealth of original features.
McLaren are also offering the buyer of the property a day out in its bespoke Muriwai-coloured 570S Spider (pictured above) but should they want to keep the car, they’ll need to find about £185,000 on top of the asking price of the property.
More details on the property for sale can be found here or by calling Warren Fraser at Curchods Walton on 01932 247777.