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McLaren Automotive celebrated 5,000th model based on carbon fibre MonoCell chassis

News International-French

3 Feb 2015

Launched initially with the 12C in 2011, and followed by the 12C Spider and then the 650S and Asia-only 625C, the Super Series is one of the highest volume carbon fibre supercar range.

This milestone comes shortly after McLaren announced a third consecutive growth in sales, with more than 1,400 Super Series models being delivered during 2014.

The 5,000th car, a Volcano Yellow 650S Coupé commissioned for a customer in Australia rolled from the assembly line in the McLaren Production Centre on Monday 2nd February. It was joined at the end of the production line by the first production 12C, which has now become part of the McLaren Heritage Collection.

Production of the 12C began at the start of 2011, with these early models assembled by approximately 30 employees in a designated manufacturing facility within the McLaren Technology Centre. Deliveries commenced globally from June, before the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre opened its doors in November, becoming the birthplace of all McLaren roadcars. The bespoke facility was designed by Foster + Partners, and combines outstanding quality with highly efficient production methods. It is now a home to over 500 employees working across the manufacturing and logistics operations.

In March 2014, the assembly line was updated to accommodate the production requirements for the new McLaren 650S in response to strong customer demand.

The McLaren Super Series forms the core range of McLaren supercar offering and sits above the Sports Series in the model hierarchy. The family of models will be soon expanded with the recently-announced McLaren 675LT, confirmed for global reveal at the 2015 International Geneva Motor Show in March. The announcement follows an internal staff ceremony attended by over 1,400 employees at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey.

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