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January 16, 2012

Dwyane Wade receives $229k+ 2012 McLaren as 30th birthday gift

[Photo/Bob Metelus]

In keeping with the whole 1%, and the rich just keep getting richer thing, for his 30th birthday, Dwyane Wade received a brand new, 2012 McLaren MP4-12C from Ken Gorin, president and CEO of Coral Gables luxe car dealership The Collection, who was not so surprisingly a sponsor in Wade's multi-sponsored birthday bash last night at The Setai (see: Hennessy, Belvedere, Dom Perignon--who gifted Wade with a 1982 vintage, Hublot Watches--who gave him a King Power Unico Gold Pave watch worth some peoples' annual salaries, and many more), attended by his Heat pals, Usher, Flo Rida, Rick Ross, Common, Kelly Rowland, and T.I., among others.

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."  

We asked Christy Cartaya, The Collection's director of PR, whether the car was actually a gift or a purchase, to which she replied, "It was a gift – Dwyane is our brand ambassador and spokesperson. We consider him part of our 'family'." Apparently so do many other companies as well.