Neiman Marcus has released its well-known Christmas Book for 2012, and wrapped up within is a holiday surprise we can cheer about. This holiday, 12 lucky (read: wealthy) gearheads will get a 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren MP4-12C Spider, a seemingly sunnier pick than last year's Ferrari FF.

Your favorite people in the world will be flabbergasted to receive their Volcano Red Spider with its "stainless-steel, special-edition numbered badge" and matching McLaren luggage set. You'll also get a heartwarming glow knowing that $3,000 of the $354,000 you paid will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

"But," you might be saying, "that's $88,250 above the price of everyone else's Spider! Is the luggage worth that much of a premium?" To that we say, "Yes!" Okay, no. But also included in Neiman Marcus' package are two business-class tickets to London's Heathrow airport, two nights at the Coworth Park Hotel (where rooms are a minimum of $380 a night) with meals and a tour of the McLaren Technology Center. But wait, there's more! You'll also get a private VIP dinner with McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis. Wow.

Surely worth the price to someone, but for our money, we expect a platinum numbered badge. Or at least silver. Pewter?

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      • 2 Years Ago
      It might be a good deal if you cannot get a new MP4-12C Spider because you're three years down the still have to get your order in when NeedlessMarkup opens the server... Needless to say, everyone of NM's cars sell out. I'm still kicking myself I didn't get the mink-upholstered Cadillac flower car they offered one year.
      • 2 Years Ago
      When you take the likely once in a lifetime opportunity included, plus the charitable donation, it's not really that bad a deal.
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      Business class? Was First Class sold out?
      • 2 Years Ago
      about 10 years ago they had a submarine.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Darn, I am the thirteenth person to sign up for this car !! House or car.....House or Car......House....Wins.