McLaren Doubles Production as Global Demand for Its Supercars Grows
The 15,000th car has recently rolled off the production line at McLaren’s factory in Woking, Surrey, just seven years after production first began.
The 15,000th model, a V8-powered 570S Spider finished in “Curacao Blue”, represents a further milestone for the British luxury supercar brand, and comes less than 18 months after the 10,000th car was completed in December 2016.
The introduction of a second production shift in 2016 to meet rising global demand for McLaren vehicles has seen production double from around 10 cars a day to 20, with over 90 per cent of vehicles built in Woking exported to more than 30 markets around the world.
McLaren claims to have achieved record sales in 2017, selling a total of 3,340 cars. Demand is said to have been stimulated by the launch of two new products, the 570S Spider within the Sports Series and the 720S within the Super Series. Around two-thirds of sales in 2017 came from the Sports Series and one-third from the Super Series. A new Ultimate Series model, the McLaren Senna, has recently entered production and the first of just 500 customer cars will shortly be completed.
“Reaching 15,000 cars built is a significant milestone for McLaren Automotive and comes under 18 months after we hit 10,000 vehicles, showing how demand and production have increased,” says company CEO, Mike Flewitt. “The Sports Series has been pivotal to driving this growth, with the 570S Spider now the most popular of the range. The fact we are now able to produce 20 cars a day is of course a great testament to the hard work and dedication of every one of our workforce”.