McLaren is going from strength to strength, having doubled sales volumes in the past year and having made more than 10,000 cars now.
Here we catch up with CEO Mike Flewitt to get his opinion on some of the wide-ranging topics challenging the firm's future.
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McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt on:
Speculators inflating the prices of collectable cars
“We watch it, but it’s inevitable. All we can do is encourage buyers to go through our dealers so that we can follow the cars. A lot of owners like the fact that the value of their cars can double or more. It’s an appealing part of ownership, but the fear is that we create a boom and bust culture, which isn’t good for anyone.”
How big McLaren Automotive can get
“We’re pretty much there in terms of our product portfolio, but we can do more in terms of distribution. Last year, we sold 3286 cars, so the goal is 5000 units a year. We’re not rushing [to that goal] because we are profitable, we have full order books and because it takes time to ramp up productivity to the quality levels we demand, both for us and our suppliers.”