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Comment; "Seeing our famous line-up of cars assembled here for the first time today is a reminder to everyone of how far we’ve come as a company in such a short space of time and the ambition and innovation of our people who have helped create that success." ^
- First time these examples of McLaren’s modern-day road cars have been brought together in a ‘collection’ estimated to be worth £50m
- Cars were ‘reunited’ at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey
- The unique line-up was created to help celebrate McLaren Automotive employee, friends and family open day
For the first time, McLaren has ‘reunited’ a unique collection of its modern sports cars and supercars at the luxury maker’s global headquarters in Woking, Surrey.
The special line-up of 23 cars, estimated to be worth around £50m, included iconic models such as the P1TM GTR - the track version of the world’s first ever hybrid hypercar – through to the new McLaren Speedtail of which only 106 will ever be produced – and was assembled to help celebrate the company’s employee, friends, and family open day.
Despite McLaren Automotive only being founded under a decade ago, it recently built its 20,000th car. Under its £1.2bn Track25 business plan, McLaren will launch a further 14 models or derivatives between now and 2025 to add to the four already launched. All McLaren’s sportscars and supercars will be hybridised by then with an equal focus on using advanced materials to save weight and enable exhilarating performance.
Around 3,000 of the company’s employees, their families and friends, supported by over 70 volunteers, joined members of the company’s executive team to see the exclusive display alongside activities that ranged from ride on P1TM hypercar ‘races’, to a children’s competition to ‘design’ the best car judged by McLaren Design Director Rob Melville, to testing reaction speeds on a Batak machine supplied by tyre partner Pirelli.
“Seeing our famous line-up of cars assembled here for the first time today is a reminder to everyone of how far we’ve come as a company in such a short space of time and the ambition and innovation of our people who have helped create that success. ^
“It’s thanks to them, with the support of their friends and families, that we have been able to achieve so much, so quickly and launch so many amazing cars, over 90 percent of which are exported around the world. Our ambition as a company remains stronger than ever and we look forward to adding more amazing drivers’ cars to our range very soon.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.