It’s been just five years since McLaren provided its first production road automobile since the much-beloved, however highly-exclusive, F1. And with regards to development cycles, five years isn’t really that much time, especially when you think about that McLaren has introduced not one or three automobiles, but a total of five models. It appears that the British-based supercar developer does not sleep and it isn’t really stopping that development anytime soon as it recently produced its 10,000 th supercar.
As per McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt, “The production of the 10,000 th McLaren is a significant turning point in the short history of the company. The fact that it took us 42 months to develop our 5,000 th vehicle and just 22 months to build the next 5,000 speaks volumes about the speed of advancement of the company.”
The 10,000 th car was among McLaren’s latest offerings, a brand new 570S. The supercar, part of the automaker’s Sports Series, uses the exact same carbon fiber monocoque chassis as the 650S, 675LT, and 570S, in addition to the exact same twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8 discovered in the entirety of the McLaren lineup.
McLaren likewise mentioned that the automaker just recently had to include a 2nd shift on the production line at the McLaren Production Center to “accommodate the boost in orders after the intro of the Sport Series family,” that includes the 540C, 570S and 570GT, doubling the speed from 10 to 20 cars built daily.
While the 570S is certainly in hot demand, and McLaren might likely charge a premium for such a traditionally substantial example, this car will stay with McLaren and be maintained in the automaker’s Heritage Collection.