Making supercars is not exactly the easiest of things to do. Unlike normal cars which are built by machines, supercars are mostly hand-built by a dedicated team of craftsmen. Aside from the fact that they put in long hours assembling each and every one, supercars are built from some of the most exquisite and expensive materials.
So when McLaren acutally built and sold their 20,000th car, the Surrey-based manufacturer celebrated the production milestone. That's right, eight years after opening the McLaren Production Center (MPC), the company has built its 20,000th model.
It's a right-hand drive 600LT Spider finished in Chicane Gray and comes with an eye-catching red interior. For Dr. Jens Ludmann, Chief Operating Officer for McLaren Automotive, this serves as a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment from the employees working at MPC.
“We’re now able to produce 20 cars a day across many different vehicle types and variants,” added Ludmann.
McLaren's push to pass the 20,000 production mark was due to the company's introduction of a second production shift. First introduced in 2016, it was imposed to meet the rising global demand for McLaren vehicles. From just building 10 cars a day, they are now making 20 per day. In addition, the company's production reached just over 4,800 last 2018. With it, the company estimates that output will remain around 5,000 a year into the next decade before increasing to 6,000 just before the end of the company's Track25 business plan.
“Achieving our 20,000th car built is an important milestone for McLaren Automotive. Last year we hand-assembled just over 4,800 cars and we plan to maintain around 5,000 cars a year for the immediate future. While demand for our products continues to grow, we aim to balance that to maintain exclusivity for our brand and our customers,” said Mike Flewett, Chief Executive Office for McLaren Automotive.
Cheers to McLaren for being able to build their 20,000th supercar. Here's to hoping for another 20,000 or more in the future.