Woking-based automotive arm has produced a Ceramic Grey McLaren 570S that will be retained in its Heritage Collection
Sam Sheehan
15 December 2016

McLaren Automotive has produced its 10,000th car five years after the brand’s first road model was produced.

The landmark model is a Ceramic Grey 570S that has been finished by McLaren Special Operations and will be retained in the car maker’s Heritage Collection.

The car is completely standard and therefore makes use of the same twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 that’s featured in customer cars. It produces 562bhp and 443lb ft of torque, and can accelerate the car from 0-62mph in 3.2sec and onto a top speed of 204mph.

The 10,000th car comes less than two years after the marque surpassed 5000 cars, something it says illustrates the fast rate of progress it has made in recent months.

“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,” said company CEO Mike Flewitt (pictured above).

The Woking car maker has ramped up build numbers following the introduction of a second shift at the McLaren Production Centre, where all of its road models are produced. It has also increased its range, particularly its Sport Series line-up, which is made up of the 540C, 570S and 570GT.

The automotive arm has made a profit for three consecutive years, and it expects 2016 sales to amount to more than 3000 cars, close to double the number produced in 2015; 90% of its models are exported.

McLaren Automotive’s 10,000th car comes one month after Ron Dennis, the previous CEO of the McLaren Technology Group (MTG), which is separate to the road car division, stood down following a disagreement with shareholders. The MTG is made up of McLaren’s applied technology, racing and marketing companies.

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15 December 2016
You've got to give Ron a lot of respect. He's built up a new car company from scratch and made it profitable within a couple of years. Few have ever managed to do that!
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And those cars gave Ferrari a bloody nose too! Out of the box they were right with the best that Ferrari could offer. Some would argue better, others that the McLaren isn't a "Driver's Car" because the rear wouldn't try and kill you!
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Either way you look at it, Ron Dennis should be congratulated for what he achieved at McLaren.

16 December 2016
Mclaren cars are fast but were NOT as good a drivers car with great control as Ferrari cars. That was said by ALL sort of auto journalists (some even former or active race drivers) and from all countries. It's not the same as the car is trying to kill you. I think you got that totally wrong, just like Mclaren that fixed some of the problem with their later cars.

Altso, a sports car at these levels and these prices have to be special, not just fast. Mclaren's problem is that their cars are very performance heavy, and lose in design, engine and drama. That 3,8 L engine in ALL their models can't compete with all the excotic engines from Ferrari, hence why Mclaren cars lose value so fast and drop like stone. Even P1 is far behind LaF in the market and they are valued.

LaF's value is skyrocketing and is by far the most desired of the 3 on the market. Mclaren is more at Porsche level and are a few steps below Ferrari. No matter how much some want them to be there at the top.

Dan

16 December 2016
bezor Ta wrote:

Mclaren cars are fast but were NOT as good a drivers car with great control as Ferrari cars. That was said by ALL sort of auto journalists (some even former or active race drivers) and from all countries. It's not the same as the car is trying to kill you. I think you got that totally wrong, just like Mclaren that fixed some of the problem with their later cars.

The complaints were that the McLaren couldn't be drifted as other cars could be. To me, I'd rather have a car with precision that I can drive with confidence. Not one where you're constantly frightened the back end is going to come round on you.
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Let's put it another way, on a road are you ever going to drift car? NO. Why? Because you're more likely to kill someone coming the other way!
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A lot of car journalists and pundits all have this obsession with drifting. Yet, do you ever see any of that when they put in their "fast lap"? Exactly!

15 December 2016
Are they discounting the F1s from this total? I know they only made 100 or so, but that was the real beginning for McLaren as a car maker.

15 December 2016
After all there's far lessen recipients.

 

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15 December 2016
great cars nearly up there with Ferrari mainly the heritage factor with Ferrari but couls be overcome with time and perhaps more design differntiation amongst models is needed.Become a bit more extrovert like lambo.

15 December 2016
Please, no.

15 December 2016
cusre this keyboard,that is my excuse anyway

15 December 2016
what the hell has happened to edit

15 December 2016
positively common I'll stick to my Mondeo

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