McLaren Celebrates 50 Years With 3000th 12C Rolling Off Production Line
Just the other day it was exactly 50 years since the birth of McLaren and to celebrate it at their technology centre the 3000th MP4-12C rolled off the production line. It was a spider version finished in the striking Volcano Yellow and was driven out by Sergio Perez. Jensen Button also made an appearance in the menacing black McLaren P1. Whitmarsh (McLaren Group CEO) had the following to say:
“Marking McLaren’s 50th anniversary is an extremely proud moment for me, and for every single person who works for this organisation. We are a group that thrives on the passion, determination and belief of our employees.
We are also grateful to have received outstanding support from all our partners over the decades, whose backing has given our world-class engineers and drivers the tools they need to win races. We make no secret of the fact that we are a hugely specialist set of businesses, but far from that being a limiting factor, our adaptability and determination have made us restless, dynamic and inventive.
To witness the scope and scale of our growth across the past five decades has been truly astonishing. From our humble beginnings, McLaren has not only become a world-renowned sporting force, but also a byword for superlative technical excellence and attention to detail.
Here’s to another 50 years of McLaren!”