Ron Dennis says the home of the new MP4-12C supercar is two weeks ahead of schedule
5 May 2010

McLaren Automotive's new production centre, which will be home to the MP4-12C supercar from 2011, is almost two weeks ahead of its building schedule.

The £40 million development, adjacent to the firm's existing McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, is "almost two weeks ahead of schedule" according to company boss Ron Dennis.

"2010 has been a fantastically exciting year so far at McLaren," said Dennis. "The successful start to the McLaren Production Centre build programme follows our global launch of the new sports car company in March and a winning start to this season’s Formula One world championship."

The McLaren Production Centre (MPC) will use energy-efficient processes developed during the McLaren SLR's build programme to tailor-make up to 1000 MP4-12Cs from 2011, and will create 300 new jobs.

The first MP4-12Cs will be built in the MTC in late 2010, around three months before production transfers to the MPC.

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5 May 2010

[quote Autocar]McLaren Automotive's new production centre, which will be home to the MP4-12C supercar from 2011, is almost two weeks ahead of its building schedule.

The £40 million development, adjacent to the firm's existing McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, is "almost two weeks ahead of schedule" according to company boss Ron Dennis.

"2010 has been a fantastically exciting year so far at McLaren," said Dennis. "The successful start to the McLaren Production Centre build programme follo...Read the full article[/quote]

I find it rather disasteful that in the text is states LH and then JB considering JB has won 2 races and is top of the leader board. Mclaren in not just about LH thank you kindly!!!

5 May 2010

[quote Autocar]is almost two weeks ahead of its building schedule.
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Put Ron in charge of the 2013 Olympics! Then we may just get it in 2012...

5 May 2010

2 weeks, eh?

You guys and your investigative journalism!

Where has all Japanese design went to?

5 May 2010

I'm looking forwad to the book about how companies continued to produce exessively expensive and fat cars while Rome burned.

5 May 2010

[quote Guffria]

[quote Autocar]McLaren Automotive's new production centre, which will be home to the MP4-12C supercar from 2011, is almost two weeks ahead of its building schedule.

The £40 million development, adjacent to the firm's existing McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, is "almost two weeks ahead of schedule" according to company boss Ron Dennis.

"2010 has been a fantastically exciting year so far at McLaren," said Dennis. "The successful start to the McLaren Production Centre build programme follo...Read the full article[/quote]

I find it rather disasteful that in the text is states LH and then JB considering JB has won 2 races and is top of the leader board. Mclaren in not just about LH thank you kindly!!!

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Where does it mention either of them? I don't see. Anyway, enough with the nay-saying, McLaren are going to give Lamborghini and Ferrari a good run for their money with the MP4-Sillyname - and remember, this is a British car-maker, owned by British people. No foreign ownership or investment here! McLaren is something we as a country should rightly be proud of. And, like Gordon Murray's electric car place, McLaren's Technical Centre is only 15 miles or so from where I live...

5 May 2010

[quote Rover P6 3500S]and remember, this is a British car-maker, owned by British people. No foreign ownership or investment here! McLaren is something we as a country should rightly be proud of.[/quote] I'm sure this is tongue in cheek. Originally set up by a New Zealander and now owned by the following. Daimler AG (11%) Mumtalakat Holding Company of Bahrain (30%) Ron Dennis of England (15%) TAG Group SA of Luxembourg (15%). McLaren Racing Team 29%

5 May 2010

i registered my interest via email for an MP 6 weeks ago and am still awaiting a reply !!!

5 May 2010

[quote Walking][quote Rover P6 3500S]and remember, this is a British car-maker, owned by British people. No foreign ownership or investment here! McLaren is something we as a country should rightly be proud of.[/quote] I'm sure this is tongue in cheek. Originally set up by a New Zealander and now owned by the following. Daimler AG (11%) Mumtalakat Holding Company of Bahrain (30%) Ron Dennis of England (15%) TAG Group SA of Luxembourg (15%). McLaren Racing Team 29%[/quote]

Sorry, I got my facts wrong. Still, Ron Dennis + the racing team (which, incidentally, is owned by a chap called Ron Dennis) accounts for 44% of the company... and I thought also that McLaren had bought out Daimler's 11%?

5 May 2010

[quote Allanp]

i registered my interest via email for an MP 6 weeks ago and am still awaiting a reply !!!

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Dear, dear, not good. Try contacting them again, by email or phone...

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