The exotic British automaker has decided to let the entire world know it has a new £50 million facility – dubbed the McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) – and it’s doing so in what they call “true McLaren style”.
As you can see in the video below that implicates the all-new McLaren Senna supercar and… donuts. McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Mike Flewitt was on-hand to mark the near completion milestone for the Yorkshire manufacturing center – located in the Sheffield region, where from 2019 onwards McLaren will start manufacturing the carbon fiber tubs for McLaren Automotive, the British division of luxury road sportscars and supercars. There was something for everybody, from an indoor lightshow to the “recently unveiled McLaren Senna road car performing a series of expertly choregraphed ‘doughnuts’ to leave a trail of fresh Pirelli tire rubber on the new center’s floor to ‘christen’ it – McLaren style.”
Nicknamed after the iconic Brazilian Formula 1 driver, who secured all three World Championships using a McLaren, the Senna hypercar was backed by Ayrton’s original Grand Prix winning McLaren MP4/5 race car from 1989. McLaren’s second production facility, the new composites technology center, will have around 200 employees when complete and deliver the carbon fiber tubs to the McLaren Production Centre for hand-assembly of the company’s sportcars and supercars. McLaren Automotive announced recently a sales record for last year, delivering a total of 3,340 vehicles.