McLaren celebrates the 20,000th car leaving the assembly lines. This is a significant milestone for the luxurious British sportscar and supercar company, and the lucky vehicle was a Chicane Grey 600LT Spider. The staff enjoyed celebrating this accomplishment at the company’s production center.
The 600LT Spider was debuted at the beginning of the year and recently hit the global markets. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. The V8 is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which hits 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 201 mph.
Not only did McLaren hit a milestone, but they announced that every production slot for the 600LT Coupe are reserved. The Coupe had a starting price of $240,000, with the same powertrain combo as the other McLaren Sports Series models. The 600LT Spider is still available in select markets, with pricing starting around $256,000. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said, “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 customers. It is fitting that we celebrate this achievement with a 600LT Spider, which has been a huge success for us.”
The McLaren Production Center (MPC), which started operations in 2011, employs over 2,300 people. After adding a second shift, McLaren has been able to double their production capacity from around 10 to more than 20 cars per day. Chief Operating Officer Dr. Jens Ludmann said, “It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment from our McLaren Production Center employees that we’re now able to produce 20 cars a day across many different vehicle types and variants.” It looks like McLaren will have several more milestones to celebrate in the future.