Two models in development, many more to come
10 September 2009

McLaren Automotive, the road car business that Ron Dennis left F1 to develop, has two more models “in development” beyond this week’s MP4-12C, and intends eventually to have “five to 10 models and variants” to offer buyers by the time its complete model line-up is revealed.

The first of the development cars is believed to be an open version of the 12C, due a year after the fixed-roof model’s launch in 2011.

See the McLaren MP4-12C picture gallery

The other is an entirely new McLaren model, due “in two or three years”.

The firm is understood to be working on a smaller, more affordable sports car. Dennis says part of the company’s mission is to help re-establish high-technology manufacturing in Britain.

McLaren won planning permission last month to build a new factory adjacent to its space-age headquarters near Woking.

MD Antony Sheriff said the company has “a complete plan to produce multiple models” and is planning eventually to build around 4000 units a year.

Steve Cropley

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10 September 2009

Sounds good it's all about having something for everyone ;-)

10 September 2009

They seem to be following the Aston relaunch business model exactly. Start off with great heritage, conservative production figures and mid range vehicle. If it rolls out as successfully as Aston expect a 200k hardcore vehicle and a 110k baby to follow. Think they have a genuine success on their hands here....

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