McLaren announces plans for new range and production plant

McLaren announces plans for new range and production plant

Mclaren P11 fq

When news of McLaren Automotive’s development into it’s current form first broke eager fans gobbled up any news they could. Yesterday, McLaren revealed its master plan to build a new UK production center where it will produce the F1 replacement along with two other new high-end sports cars.

Boss man Ron Dennis announced the new McLaren Production Center (MPC) will be built in Woking, England, alongside the existing McLaren Technology Center. The new facility will be approx 17,760 square meters with about 800 employees. Construction of the facility will begin soon, with vehicle production said to begin in 2011. Planning permission is still required.

“Ever since we revealed the McLaren F1 sports car in 1992, it has been a long-held dream of mine to launch a McLaren sports car company,” announced Ron Dennis. “Designing, developing and selling globally the best sports cars in the world is just half of that equation; building them to previously un-matched levels of quality, with ground-breaking technologies in a production facility in the UK is key to satisfying that dream. I believe that if the McLaren Production Centre is given the go ahead, it will be an engineering center of excellence of which McLaren and the UK can be proud.”

Production will apparently start at around 1,000 cars annually, rising to 4,000 cars once all three models have entered the range.

McLaren Automotive has already begun its global expansion, setting up an office in the Middle East and revealing many details about its upcoming cars to the press, including the P11 (pictured), P8 (read news item) and still-unnamed F1-successor.

“It would be easy enough to consider building McLaren sports cars in existing productive and experienced foreign factories; a number of which are knocking on our door,” said Dennis. “However, McLaren is a great British company founded over 40 years ago that should, in my view, continue to design and build our own products.”

Mclaren P11 fq

When news of McLaren Automotive’s development into it’s current form first broke eager fans gobbled up any news they could. Yesterday, McLaren revealed its master plan to build a new UK production center where it will produce the F1 replacement along with two other new high-end sports cars.

Boss man Ron Dennis announced the new McLaren Production Center (MPC) will be built in Woking, England, alongside the existing McLaren Technology Center. The new facility will be approx 17,760 square meters with about 800 employees. Construction of the facility will begin soon, with vehicle production said to begin in 2011. Planning permission is still required.

“Ever since we revealed the McLaren F1 sports car in 1992, it has been a long-held dream of mine to launch a McLaren sports car company,” announced Ron Dennis. “Designing, developing and selling globally the best sports cars in the world is just half of that equation; building them to previously un-matched levels of quality, with ground-breaking technologies in a production facility in the UK is key to satisfying that dream. I believe that if the McLaren Production Centre is given the go ahead, it will be an engineering center of excellence of which McLaren and the UK can be proud.”

Production will apparently start at around 1,000 cars annually, rising to 4,000 cars once all three models have entered the range.

McLaren Automotive has already begun its global expansion, setting up an office in the Middle East and revealing many details about its upcoming cars to the press, including the P11 (pictured), P8 (read news item) and still-unnamed F1-successor.

“It would be easy enough to consider building McLaren sports cars in existing productive and experienced foreign factories; a number of which are knocking on our door,” said Dennis. “However, McLaren is a great British company founded over 40 years ago that should, in my view, continue to design and build our own products.”

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