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      McLaren finally seems to be catching on with the broader consumer base that is not made up of enthusiasts. For some time Ferrari and Lamborghini were the brands people associated with exotic sports cars but the truth is McLaren produces more technologically advanced and higher performance cars.


      They have for some time now since the introduction of the MP4-12C with its carbon tub. For whatever reason, a used Ferrari 458 which is much heavier and not nearly as fast holds its value better and this is likely due to market perception. Who hasn't heard of a Ferrari? Ask your average person about an MP4-12C and see if they even know what it is.

      McLaren blew the competition out of the water with the 720S and the 570S brought McLaren purchases into the realm of Porsche 911 Turbo pricing while offering a higher performance threshold.

      Things are looking good at McLaren going into 2019 and the 720S remains arguably the best performance car for the money on planet earth.

      McLaren sold 4806 cars in 2018 with over a third sold in the United States.

      Quote Originally Posted by McLaren Automotive
      Record sales highlight what a momentous year 2018 was for McLaren Automotive when over 4,800 cars left our Production Centre. That compares to 1,650 in 2015 showing the remarkable expansion in just three years as we work to consolidate growth to 6,000 cars a year by the end of our Track25 business plan. In 2018, we achieved our broadest product offering, launching differentiated, world-beating products such as 600LT and the first two cars under our Track25 business plan in the sublime forms of the Speedtail and 720S Spider both of which have been enthusiastically welcomed by the market.

      We believe we’re well-placed in 2019 with a global market spread and diverse product portfolio. Our optimism is buoyed by the fact that we already have strong order banks into this year and exciting product lined up alongside the prospect of seeing our new in-house developed 720S GT3 race car hit the track with customer teams for the first time as we seek to strengthen the links between our founder’s racing history and our production cars.

      We also now have greater control over our core component – the carbon fibre chassis at the heart of all our cars that gives them – and our customers – a unique performance edge. Our new MCTC facility ramps-up to full production later this year as we move under Track25 to full hybrid for our sportscars and supercars by 2025.

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      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Couldn't agree more but they really need to step up with quality. I've read it's getting better and better. I do want to pull a trigger on the newer 570S in couple years. What bothers me the most is couple existing 570S owners are switching back to GT3. Hope the quality issue will be resolved soon! McLaren can you hear me? Please ;-)
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Couldn't agree more but they really need to step up with quality. I've read it's getting better and better. I do want to pull a trigger on the newer 570S in couple years. What bothers me the most is couple existing 570S owners are switching back to GT3. Hope the quality issue will be resolved soon! McLaren can you hear me? Please ;-)
        What quality issues though?

        I am planning on a 570 next as well...
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        quattr0 -
        Message requested bringing car back to dealer. Basically it's in the dealership more time than he could enjoy it. The discussion seems to indicate McLaren has noticed and tried to improve....hopefully the newer models will be better.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Message requested bringing car back to dealer. Basically it's in the dealership more time than he could enjoy it. The discussion seems to indicate McLaren has noticed and tried to improve....hopefully the newer models will be better.
        Maybe that car is just an outlier?

        I don't know but I do know I want a McLaren next.