British automaker announces it has begun development work on another car as it opens its brand new facility in Woking, U.K.

2011 is not just the launch year for the McLaren MP4-12C, but for a new car company, with its past and future rooted in motorsport and with technological innovation, manufacturing skill, and a unique heritage at its core.  Close to £50m has been invested in the development of the new McLaren Production Centre (MPC), which will be the birthplace of all future sports cars from McLaren Automotive.  MPC was opened on 17 November 2011 by UK Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP. A new film, presented by McLaren Group Executive Chairman and McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff, marks this milestone in the development of McLaren Automotive and is available to view in these videos.

The first MP4-12C from MPC was produced approximately 18 months after ground was broken on site. During this term, McLaren Automotive has announced the launch of a network of 35 retailers in 18 countries, which will be responsible for the sale and service of the new MP4-12C and a future range of sports cars.  McLaren London is the company’s flagship retailer and is located at the prestigious One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge.


Gallery: McLaren Production Centre grand opening [video]