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McLaren Builds 5,000th Mono-Cell Chassis

McLaren is celebrating a new production milestone in its current “Super Series” model family with the British firm building its 5,000th Mono-Cell chassis.

The family of vehicles based off of this special carbon fiber chassis first began with the 12C back in 2011 with the 12C Spider joining the ranks shortly after. The chassis was tweaked for the 12C’s first major update when it transformed into the 650S and the Asia exclusive 625C. The 5,000th car in question was a Volcano Yellow 650S which rolled off the assembly line at the McLaren Technology Center earlier today. This special car will be on its way to a customer in Australia who is probably excited about the car’s unique place in the overall production order.

With this announcement, McLaren claims that its ‘Super Series” is now the highest volume carbon-fiber supercar range ever. This key milestone was reached after only the fourth year of overall production with last year’s sales easily surpassing 1,400 units.  “We have built a solid foundation for the business, delivering record numbers year on year and I look forward to our next production milestone with the addition of the 675LT to the Super Series, and the new Sport Series later in the year” stated McLaren Automotive chief Mike Flewitt.

Look for McLaren to build on this milestone and expand its lineup even further to achieve future milestone goals including an entry targeted at the Porsche 911, as well as spicier versions of the 650S, and the McLaren P1 hypercar in an effort to steal sales from Ferrari and Lamborghini.