McLaren Automotive has reached a milestone as its 20 000th road car rolls off its Woking-based assembly line; eight years after the firm’s first road car, the MP4-12C, left the brand’s Production Centre.
The model in question is from the British automaker’s Sports Series line-up, a right-hand drive 600LT Spider (pictured above) finished in Chicane Grey paintwork.
“It is fitting that we celebrate this achievement with a 600LT Spider which has been a huge success for us with all production slots for the coupé variant now sold out,” Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer for McLaren Automotive, said.
The centre, which was designed by architectural firm Foster + Partners, took some 14 months to complete. In 2016, to meet rising global demand, McLaren introduced a second production shift, doubling the number of cars it can produce per day to 20. This culminated in a global sales figure of more than 4 800 vehicles in 2018.
However, according Flewitt, the amount of units the firm produces annually will remain at 5 000 in order to maintain exclusivity, not only for the brand but for its customers, as well.