McLaren has announced that it has just made its 20,000th after deciding to revive its production of road cars. It had crossed the milestone of 10,000 cars almost two and a half years ago. This first milestone was achieved in 10 years. Of course, McLaren now has more models than it did before and that is why it took only half the time it did to achieve production of 10,000 cars. McLaren had initially revived the production of road cars with just the MP4-12C model.
The milestone car is a McLaren 600LT Spider in Chicane Grey and marks McLaren’s positioning as a “high-volume” manufacturer of supercars. It still makes less cars than Ferrari or Lamborghini but is inching its way up. Ferrari made 9,251 cars in 2018 and Lamborghini made 5, 750 cars while McLaren built just 4,806. According to McLaren, it plans to limit its output to about 5,000 cars on an annual basis into the next decade. It is expected that there will be a small increase to 6,000 cars annually as the company implements its “Track25” plan to launch more models.
Every McLaren model that has come off the production line has been assembled at the company’s production center in Woking, Surrey. McLaren says the sharp increase in production can be attributed to the addition of a second shift at the manufacturing center from 2016. Unlike Ferrari and Lamborghini though, McLaren does not seem to have any intention of venturing into the SUV segment.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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