McLaren has recently announced a milestone after its 5, 000th Super Series model has seen daylight.
The British based automaker McLaren is doing quite well these days especially after the introduction of the P1 hybrid hypercar a couple of years ago, followed by the 650S, the replacement of the MP4-12C, and it seems that its new strategy has paid off, as the company as recently announced a milestone. We are talking about the 5,000th Super Series model, a Volcano Yellow 650S Coupe, ordered by a customer in Australia. In order to celebrate the event, the supercar was also joined by the first production MP4-12C.
“McLaren has come a long way in four short years. The completion of the 5,000th vehicle in the Super Series [line] is a fantastic milestone for the brand.” He went on to say “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”, said Mike Flewitt, the McLaren Automotive CEO.
The McLaren 650S has been officially unveiled almost a year ago, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and it is sharing the carbon fiber composite chassis with the MP4-12C, along with the same 3.8 liter twin turbo engine, which is now delivering a total of 641 HP (478 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque, connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, sending power to the rear wheels. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the McLaren 650S needs just 3 seconds and it can go all the way up to 333 km/h (207 mph).