McLaren has announced plans to add 250 jobs that are necessary to boost production in order to meet increasing demand.

McLaren has announced plans to add 250 jobs that are necessary to boost production in order to meet increasing demand.

The Woking-based company has a first world problem as the current production rate simply can’t match the growing demand after inaugurating the entry-level Sports Series. While last year it sold more than 1,650 units, in 2016 the automaker expects to deliver around 3,000 cars. This might seem like an overly ambitious objective, but McLaren is already booked for the next six months after receiving 1,200 orders for the 540C and 570S.

Out of the total 250 jobs, 200 of these will be related to production, 30 in the quality department and the remaining 20 in logistics. A second shift will kick off next month and McLaren says it will also increase daily production rate from the current 14 cars to 20 units by mid-2016.

McLaren has high hopes it will be able to shift 4,000 units annually by 2017, helped by the addition of new models such as the 570S GT coming in the following months and the 570S Spider due next year. Besides these two, we won’t be too surprised if McLaren will roll out a plethora of special editions that usually reach sold out status in a matter of weeks.

Source: McLaren

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