McLaren Automotive achieved a major milestone. They rolled out the 20,000th modern road car from its McLaren Production Centre, Woking. The McLaren Production Centre (MPC), opened in 2011 has helped McLaren to stay on top of the supercar game. That number excludes the 106 Iconic McLaren F1 cars produced between 1992 and 1998.
This is an impressive achievement, in a little over 8 years, considering all the cars are handbuilt. The car in question is the McLaren 600LT Spyder, done in Chicane Grey. In 2018, McLaren produced about 4800 cars. McLaren aims to have that number around 5000 (20 Cars per day) into the next decade, stepping it up to 6000.
This might mean that McLaren is ruling out an SUV – which other players have added to their lineup. Case in point – The Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus.
Statement from the CEO
“Achieving our 20,000th car built is an important milestone for McLaren Automotive,” said Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive CEO. Last year we hand-assembled just over 4800 cars and we plan to maintain around 5000 cars a year for the immediate future. While the demand for our products continues to grow, we aim to balance that to maintain exclusivity for our brand and our customers. It is fitting that we celebrate this achievement with a 600LT Spider which has been a huge success for us with all production slots for the coupé variant now sold out.”
McLaren now employs about 2300 people and also has a bespoke McLaren Special operations team. The MSO builds bespoke cars for its customers and their latest creation too about 260 hours to paint. Read about it here.
“It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment from our McLaren Production Centre employees that we’re now able to produce 20 cars a day across many different vehicle types and variants,” commented Dr. Jens Ludmann, chief operating officer at McLaren Automotive.
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