McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high performance sportscars and supercars, will be displaying its award-winning cars within the ‘Built in Britain by JCB’ area at the Confused.com London Motor Show, due to take place between May 17-20 at the ExCeL London.
Winner of EVO Car of the Year 2017 and BBC TopGear Magazine Supercar of the Year 2017, the ground-breaking McLaren 720s will be on full display at this month’s event for visitors to get an exclusive close up view of the award-winning machine.
The second-generation Super Series will be taking centre stage at the show, alongside models from the McLaren Sports Series, including the practical McLaren 570GT and the uncompromised 570S Spider, which combines exceptional dynamism with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring.
As an iconic British brand, McLaren Automotive continues to invest in British manufacturing. The company’s state-of-the-art McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) and McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, where the cars are hand-assembled, are home to a growing workforce of around 2,300 people. The brand’s first global retailer opened at One Hyde Park, London in 2011 and has been continuously delivering the highest-standards of service to discerning McLaren customers based in the capital. Today, the company operates via a dedicated network of 86 locations in 31 markets and making it arguably one of Britain’s most successful businesses.
In 2017, the company announced the McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in Sheffield, Yorkshire which will supply carbon fibre tubs to the MPC. The construction of the new facility is due to conclude by year-end and once fully operational will employ around 200 people. McLaren engines are also assembled in the UK and the in-sourcing of carbon fibre tub production will further increase the UK content of McLaren cars to over 50%. In recognition of its commitment to exemplar UK manufacturing, McLaren Automotive was named 2017 Manufacturer of the Year at the prestigious TMMX National Manufacturing Awards.
David Gilbert, Managing Director at McLaren Automotive Europe, commented: “We are very excited to return to our ‘home’ motor show and display some of our breathtaking cars at the ‘Built in Britain by JCB’ exhibition. McLaren epitomises the British luxury sportscar that blends cutting edge innovation and hand-built craftsmanship. We rely on continuous investment in our home market and are now globally-recognised as the pinnacle of British manufacturing with around 90% of our vehicles exported. I hope that our cars will thrill the visitors at the show and that they will share our excitement and enthusiasm for products made in the UK.”
Alec Mumford, chairman of The confused.com London Motor Show added: “Anyone with even the slightest interest in the automotive world has heard of McLaren. We are excited that this elite industry leader will be bringing a spectacular array of its machines to display on the Built in Britainby JCB area of our upcoming event. Hosting this event brings such pride to be able to offer the very best automotive manufactures the opportunity to display the masterpieces that bring motoring fans such joy and McLaren stands out amongst the many.”