McLaren just finished manufacturing its 10,000th car -- apainted in ceramic gray, a color from its Special Operations' "Defined" offerings. It took the company approximately five years to achieve this task after building its first supercar, a McLaren MP4-12C. The 570S in question will remain with the company in its Heritage Collection.
A good deal of this achievement can be attributed to McLaren's Sports Series, its most affordable car lineup, which includes the China-only 540C, the 570S and the more luxurious. A second shift at its assembly facility bumped output from 10 cars per day to 20, an easy move for McLaren, which is already in its third year of profitability. Its sales will nearly double this year to more than 3,000 cars.
That said, McLarens are still not cheap. The 570S starts a hair under $200,000, putting it just above thein terms of affordability. Toss another 100 large on top if you want to move up to the Super Series, which comprises the and . Add a whole 'nother digit to the equation if you're keen on the Ultimate Series, but it's not like it matters, because both the P1 and P1 GTR are sold out.
McLaren doesn't hope to start building affordablecompetitors in order to make a bajillion dollars. It's quite happy where it is, offering a decently wide range of supercars to discerning buyers. Based on our time in McLaren's latest vehicles, its buyers should be quite happy with the results.