Thursday, February 3, 2011

McLaren Automotive's First Major Milestone of 2011 As MP4-12C Enters Production

WOKING, UNITED KINGDOM – February 3, 2011: Following a winning public world debut at Good wood Festival of Speed, and a series of elite presentations to prospective customers and media across the globe in 2010, the first McLaren MP4-12C high-performance sports car has begun production at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Working, England.

McLaren Automotive plans to build up to 1,000 12Cs in 2011. Most will be manufactured in a bespoke new £40m McLaren Production Centre, which is due for completion in May on a site neighboring to MTC. However, ‘Chassis 01’ is being built in the accessible MTC production facility, where outstanding quality and highly competent production methods have been fine-tuned since the Foster + Partners-designed building opened in 2004.

The innovative 12C was first presented to the public at the famous Good wood Festival of Speed in southern England in July 2010, prior to a North American debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August. 12Cs were then presented at exclusive events to potential customers and media around the world as McLaren Automotive toured many of the cities that will form a network of 35 retailer launch locations.

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