McLaren hits new sales high in 2017

McLaren sold 3340 cars in 2017 a new record for the brand with the North American market taking the most units

Mclaren 570S Spider front

McLaren Automotive’s progress has been remarkable in recent years, developing the original MP4-12C through the astonishing P1, to offering a full range of Sports Series and Super Series models to suit just about every budget in the supercar segment.

And it’s breaking records as it does so. McLaren has now announced its 2017 sales tally, which has broken 2016’s figure, itself significantly above the total for 2015.

> Senna: McLaren's most extreme road car yet

In all, McLaren sold 3340 cars in 2017, slightly above that of the 3286 cars the company moved in 2016. Unsurprisingly, the North American market provided the largest contribution, with 1234 cars finding homes there against a tally of 1139 in 2016.

Sports Series models accounted for around two-thirds of the overall total, justifying McLaren’s decision to offer a range of more affordable models beneath its ballistic Super Series cars, though the latest addition to the Super Series, the 2017 evo Car of the year-winning 720S, contributed significantly to the 1221 Super Series cars shifted in 2017 – despite the 720S only being on sale for the last six months of last year.

The increase in deliveries was enough for McLaren to require an extra production shift at its Woking facility, which is now building around 20 cars per day. 2017 saw the introduction of the 570S Spider and the 720S, as well as the unveiling of the track-focused, 789bhp McLaren Senna in the Ultimate Series.

On the race track, McLaren also announced the 720S GT3 car to join the 570S GT4 in international racing, with the new racer making its debut in the 2019 season. A new one-make series to rival the Ferrari Challenge and Lamborghini Super Trofeo was also confirmed.

The company’s growth should continue during 2018, most notably through the opening of a new production centre in Sheffield, which will build the firm’s Monocage carbonfibre tubs. McLaren has committed to investing £1 billion before 2022 into a range of 15 vehicles, only three of which have been revealed so far.

Recommended

The new McLaren GTS has been revealed, and it looks extremely familiar 
McLaren GTS
News

The new McLaren GTS has been revealed, and it looks extremely familiar 

The McLaren GT is no more, but don’t fret – its GTS replacement offers more of the same
19 Dec 2023
Lanzante McLaren LM 25 Editions shown at Goodwood
Lanzante LM 25 Editions
News

Lanzante McLaren LM 25 Editions shown at Goodwood

Seven McLarens are to receive F1 GTR-inspired touches to celebrate 25 years since its 1995 Le Mans win, and two have been shown at Goodwood Festival o…
14 Jul 2023
McLaren 750S replacement will switch to hybrid V8 power
McLaren 750S – rear
News

McLaren 750S replacement will switch to hybrid V8 power

McLaren has renewed its partnership with engine-supplier Ricardo, which will build a new hybrid V8 to power the firm’s future models
9 May 2023
2023 McLaren 750S revealed as new flagship supercar
McLaren 750S
News

2023 McLaren 750S revealed as new flagship supercar

With the 720S having met its end, McLaren has launched the 750S as its 2023 successor
25 Apr 2023

Most Popular

Driving MST’s stunning Mk1 Ford Escort recreation – car pictures of the week
MST Mk1 Ford Escort – front
Features

Driving MST’s stunning Mk1 Ford Escort recreation – car pictures of the week

In the latest issue of evo, we get behind the wheel of the glorious MST Mk1 – here are some of our favourite shots…
18 Feb 2024
Toyota GR Yaris v Audi S1 – four-wheel-drive hatches go head-to-head
Toyota GR Yaris v Audi S1
Group tests

Toyota GR Yaris v Audi S1 – four-wheel-drive hatches go head-to-head

They’re two dinky performance cars with startlingly similar recipes, but how does the decade-old Audi S1 compare to today’s much-hyped Toyota GR Yaris…
17 Feb 2024
Alpine A290 prototype review – first taste of the electric hot hatch
Alpine A290 prototype
Reviews

Alpine A290 prototype review – first taste of the electric hot hatch

evo drives Alpine’s highly anticipated hot hatch in prototype-form as it concludes cold-weather testing in Sweden
22 Feb 2024