|The new 650 model|
The Mclaren sports car firm is doing well. It's first car was the F1 which was made from 1992 to 1998 with just over 100 made. Between 2011 and 2014 Mclaren produced the 12C (MP4-12C), which has been replaced by the 650 model. The P1 was released in 2013 as a plug-in hybrid sports car with a limited production run of 375, which was already fully subscribed by late 2013.
Below is a list of deliveries for 2014 with 2013 figures added based on a percentage increase and sales figure(s) provided by Mclaren. Numbers are up 18% with the new 650 driving up the main volume model 11%. The P1, which could be seen as a successor to the long departed F1, is now being made to meet the advanced orders with nearly 300 delivered.
As for production numbers, I have the following. There were some made in 2011 I assume but I do not have that figure. It shows consistent increase and will no doubt continue to the anticipated ceiling of 4,000 units per annum, with new models such as the 570 below.
The goal of making superb cars that are easy to live with as well has been met by all accounts. I say 'by all accounts' because I personally haven't got one in my garage, nor even driven one (yet ... OK never). I rely in motoring journalists to reach that conclusion. I do think they are the most exquisitely designed and built sports cars.
|The 570 'entry' model, up against the likes of the 911 Turbo.|
I know which one I would prefer