The company featured the introduction of the all-new 720S at the Geneva Motor Show but also announced its new Composites Technology Center, situated close to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Their new facility will be the soul of both the development and manufacturing of McLaren’s Monocell and Monocage carbon fiber chassis, which care going to be integrated in all future McLaren vehicles. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt has declared on the sidelines of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show the new tubs will be adaptable and capable of evolving. This will enable the manufacturer to easily scale for various designs, and also include different powertrain arrangements for future hybrid and all-electric vehicles. According to a report, the firm will be presenting a full EV test mule to see if this is interesting for McLaren buyers.
The company’s road series have been around for just a few years, but we all have to remember McLaren has had a huge experience – evolving over the past five decades. Much of the time has been spent racing – but we all fondly remember the initial road-legal project, that car from the 1990s named F1. McLaren’s new Composites Technology Center will span across around 75,000 square feet and have 200 employees, with the first pre-production carbon fiber chassis coming out during the second part of the year.