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McLaren builds 20,000th car in Surrey

It took McLaren less than eight-years to achieve the milestone.


McLaren Automotive announced on Monday that its production plant in Woking, Surrey, has built its 20,000th vehicle.

It took McLaren less than eight-years to hit the 20,000 unit mark; the facility opened in July 2011 to build McLaren's first modern supercar, the MP4-12C. The plant now builds several different McLaren models and employs over 2,300 people.

Thanks to a business plan intended to preserve McLaren's exclusivity, you can mark your calendar for 2024 for the automaker's 40,000th vehicle. McLaren built 4,800 car last year and the company plans to keep output around the 5,000 unit mark for the next decade.

"Achieving our 20,000th car built is an important milestone for McLaren Automotive,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer 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.”

The milestone-setting car was a right-hand drive 600LT Spider finished in Chicane Grey.

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