Having just opened the doors of its brand new Production Center in Woking, England, McLaren is now geared for the launch of several new models and is on track to quadruple production from the 1,000 cars it's building now within the next couple of years.
The only thing it needs now is a committed workforce ready to build its new cars, one of which will be the highly anticipated successor to the legendary McLaren F1 supercar.
McLaren is leading the resurgence in manufacturing in western countries like England, helping to keep engineering talent and investment dollars at home.
This commitment to develop race and road cars through innovation in engineering made McLaren a valuable partner for the British government’s See Inside Manufacturing campaign--an initiative aimed at encouraging young people to see engineering as an exciting and viable career choice, while also increasing awareness of the importance of a strong manufacturing base to future economies.
Below is a video taken recently of a group of students that visited McLaren’s headquarters and participated in challenges to show how engineering knowledge is not only important but can be quite fun. The students were given a look at the inner workings of McLaren and even got to meet some of the key people involved with the development of cars like the MP4-12C as well as future projects.
After viewing it, head over to the BBC to watch a second video featuring McLaren’s operations director Alan Foster describing what it takes to join the team in Woking.
Following the launch of the MP4-12C around the globe, McLaren will be adding several more models to its lineup including a new convertible version of the MP4-12C, as well as the aforementioned F1 successor. Beyond these, we should also see the launch of an 'entry-level' sports car designed to rival the likes of the Porsche 911.