McLaren Automotive’s 15,000th car has rolled off the production line at the company’s HQ in Woking, Surrey.
Just seven years after production first began at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre, the milestone comes less than 18 months after the manufacture of the 10,000th car, demonstrating growth in customer demand and manufacturing efficiency.
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 more than 90% of vehicles built in Woking exported to some 30 markets around the world.
McLaren achieved record sales of 3,340 in 2017, and the 15,000th car was a 570S Spider in Curacao Blue.
Demand has been stimulated by the launch of two new products, the 570S Spider within the Sports Series and the 720S (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,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer for McLaren Automotive.
“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, who should feel justifiably proud and part of this great team effort.“