This flurry of success has now been capped off with the manufacture of its 15,000th car in just seven years of production – a curacao blue 570S Spider.
What’s more impressive is that this comes less than 18 months after production figures hit the 10,000 mark in December 2016.
It was that year that McLaren introduced a second production shift at its Woking plant, in a bid to satisfy rising global demand for its brand. As a result, production has doubled from around ten cars a day to 20, with over 90 per cent of vehicles built at the Surrey facility being exported to more than 30 markets around the world.
McLaren shifted a record 3,340 cars in 2017, with two-thirds of them coming from the brand’s Sports Series line. The Senna, the first in a new Ultimate Series range, has recently entered production and the first of just 500 customer cars is expected to roll of the production soon.
Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer of McLaren, hailed the 15,000-car achievement as “a significant milestone” that reflected the rise in interest and demand for its models.
“The Sports Series has been pivotal to driving this growth, with the 570S Spider now the most popular of the range,” he commented.
“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, who should feel justifiably proud and part of this great team effort.”
Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “Every new McLaren is assembled by hand, which makes this achievement even more impressive.”
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