McLaren Has Built 20,000 Supercars in Just 8 Years


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In just eight years since the first hand-built supercar left the factory, McLaren Automotive is celebrating the building of their 20,000th car. The 20,000th car is a right-hand drive 600LT Spider in Chicane Grey from the Sports Series line-up. Launched last summer as the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story, all production slots for the Coupe have already been filled.

“Achieving our 20,000th car built is an important milestone for McLaren Automotive,” said Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Officer. “Last year we hand-assembled just over 4,800 cars and we plan to maintain around 5,000 cars a year for the immediate future. While 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 coupe variant now sold out.”

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The McLaren Production Centre took 14 months to build from breaking ground in 2010 to July 18, 2011 when the first car, a McLaren 12C, was approved for shipping. McLaren Automotive now employs more than 2,300 people and contributed a significant proportion of McLaren Group’s overall £1.2 billion of revenue in 2018. The introduction of a second production shift in 2016 to meet rising global demand for McLaren cars has seen production double from around 10 cars to over 20 a day. Over 90 per cent of the cars built in Woking, England are exported to more than 32 markets around the world.

“It’s 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,” said Dr. Jens Ludmann, McLaren Automotive Chief Operating Officer.

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