McLaren is celebrating the production of the 5000th model from its Super Series lineup, making it the highest volume carbon fibre supercar range ever.

The 5000th car, which rolled off the production line yesterday, will be heading to Australia, where the lucky owner of the 5000th car will be taking delivery of a Volcano Yellow 650S Coupe.

The McLaren Super Series went into production in 2011 and consists of the 12C – which later went on to become the 650S – and the 625C, which is only available in Asia. Just four years later this low-volume range has reached this production milestone and to mark the occasion the team at the McLaren Technology Centre joined together for a photo with the vivid yellow 650S, which was lined up at the end of the assembly line alongside the first 12C to be built.

Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer at McLaren Automotive, said: “McLaren has come a long way in four short years. The completion of the 5,000th vehicle in the Super Series is a fantastic milestone for the brand. The 12C was, and still is, a groundbreaking supercar and, true to the values of McLaren, we have continued to develop and build on this great product into the 650S which has delighted our customers and won countless awards across the world.

“We have built a solid foundation for the business, delivering record numbers year on year, and I look forward to our next production milestone with the addition of the 675LT to the Super Series, and the new Sports Series later in the year.”

The 675LT is the third and most powerful addition to the Super Series> It will be unveiled alongside the company's track-only hypercar, the P1 GTR, at the Geneva motor show in March.

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Chris Lloyd


February 3, 2015

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