MCLAREN has reached an important company milestone, with the production of its 10,000th car from its manufacturing facility in Woking.
The 10,000th car to roll off the production line was a 570S that was finished in Ceramic Grey, just over five years after the first car, a McLaren 12C, was finished.
McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt said: ‘The production of the 10,000th McLaren is a significant milestone in the short history of the company.
‘The fact that it took us 42 months to build our 5,000th car and just 22 months to build the next 5,000 speaks volumes about the pace of development of the company.
‘Much of that development is thanks to the introduction of the Sports Series family of cars and it’s therefore fitting that the 10,000th car is a McLaren 570S.’
A second shift was introduced into the McLaren Production Centre earlier this year to cope with the increased production volume following the introduction of the 540C, 570S and 570GT Sports Series cars. This saw production increase from 10 cars per day to 20 per day.
This year also marked McLaren’s third year of profitability in the five years that it has been manufacturing road cars. In addition, the company is on track to double its sales this year compared with 2015. Last year, McLaren produced 1,654 cars compared with more than 3,000 this year, 90 per cent of which will be exported.
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