McLaren London Sells Its 1000th Car, Which Happens To Be One Of the Last 600LT Coupes To Be Made
In an automotive landscape filled with well-established sports car manufacturers with decades of experience in producing cutting-edge vehicles, few would have imagined that McLaren Automotive would establish itself as a serious rival in such a short period of time. Before its inception in 2010, McLaren Cars (as it was called before the name change) had produced just one road car, the superlative-inducing McLaren F1 released in 1992. A fine effort by any account but McLaren has since expanded to offer a range of high-performance road cars that have the measure of anything the competition has out there.
Global sales since 2010 have been increasing annually and last summer McLaren celebrated building its 15,000th car at its headquarters in Woking, Surrey. McLaren London, the first-ever McLaren Automotive retailer is now celebrating its 1000th car sold and will be marking its milestone with a specially commissioned 600LT Coupe with enhancements by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division.
A small selection of the unique MSO additions to this model include a bespoke roof scoop, carbon fiber roof and cantrails as well as the MSO Clubsport Pro Pack, which comprises of carbon fiber racing seats with six-point harnesses and a full carbon fiber interior upgrade. Ten-spoke wheels finished in gloss black contrast nicely with the orange brake calipers, and this 592hp supercar reinforces its track-focused nature with the McLaren Track Telemetry (MTT) system, including lap timer function and three cameras.
Production of the 600LT is almost at an end and the McLaren Production Centre is now focusing on completing the final batch of 600LT Spiders, some of which are still available to order by customers says David Gilbert, managing director of McLaren Automotive in Europe. With the company’s Track25 business plan seeing an investment of £1.2-billion being injected into research and development, the planned introduction of 18 updated and all-new models by 2025 should continue to disrupt the sector and set new standards in the supercar segment.
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