On December 15th, McLaren Automotive - the company’s road going arm that’s semi disassociated with McLaren Racing Limited - announced that their 10,000th car had rolled off the production line.
The car to be granted that auspicious title is a 570S finished in a Ceramic Grey paint finish from the McLaren Special Operations ‘Defined’ palette of shades and hues and will be retained by the company in its Heritage Collection.
It’s the ten thousandth car to be produced at their Production Centre in Woking, England just over 5 years after the first car, the McLaren 12C (then called the MP4-12C) went through the same motions and since then being followed up with the 650S and the P1 hybrid hypercar.
Commenting on the moment that the car left the Production Centre, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Officer, Mike Flewitt, said: “The production of the 10,000th McLaren is a significant milestone in the short history of the company. The fact that it took us 42 months to build our 5,000th car and just 22 months to build the next 5,000 speaks volumes about the pace of development of the company. Much of that development is thanks to the introduction of the Sports Series family of cars and it’s therefore fitting that the 10,000th car is a McLaren 570S.”
2016 marked something of an internal shift for McLaren Automotive, particularly to adapt to increased volume demanded by the release of the 540C, 570S, and 570GT, effectively doubling the daily output from 10 cars per day to 20, with 90 percent of those destined for export markets.