McLaren Celebrates 5,000th Carbon Fibre MonoCell Chassis

McLaren has celebrated the build of the 5,000th model based on its carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, which forms the recently announced McLaren Super Series family of cars.

The lineup started with the 12C back in 2011, and was followed by the 12C Spider along with the 650S and the 625C for the Asian market. The Super Series is now the highest volume carbon fibre supercar range ever. The company says that it’s Super Series is now the highest volume carbon fibre supercar range ever, with the milestone being reached only four years into full production.

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Automotive said;

McLaren has come a long way in four short years. The completion of the 5,000th vehicle in the Super Series is a fantastic milestone for the brand. The 12C was, and still is, a groundbreaking supercar and, true to the values of McLaren, we have continued to develop and build on this great product into the 650S which has delighted our customers and won countless awards across the world.

The Carbon MonoCell weighs in at just 80kgs and is made in a single pressing by using a specialised patented process using Bi-Axial and Tri-Axial carbon fibre multi axial fabrics. The Carbon MonoCell is manufactured at a custom built facility in Austria by Carbo Tech, who won the contract back in 2011.

The 5,000th car, a Volcano Yellow 650S Coupé commissioned for a customer in Australia rolled from the assembly line in the McLaren Production Centre on Monday 2nd February. It was joined at the end of the production line by the first production 12C, which has now become part of the McLaren Heritage Collection.

The Super Series forms the core range of McLaren supercar offering and sits above the recently announced Sports Series in the model hierarchy. The family of models will be soon expanded with the recently announced McLaren 675LT, confirmed for global reveal at the 2015 International Geneva Motor Show in March.