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MILESTONE: McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt with the 10 000th McLaren, a 570S. Image: Newspress

Woking - British supercar maker, McLaren, reported recorded another record year of sales growth with a near-doubling of its sales volume year-over-year, selling a total of 3286 cars in 2016 compared to 1654 in 2015.

In South Africa, McLaren's 'cheapest' car, the 540C, retails for R2 800 000. That should give you an indication of just how well the company has performed in 2016.

Phenomenal sales growth

The 99.3% improvement in sales performance also follows the company’s announcement of a third consecutive year of profitability in 2015 and the production milestone of the company’s 10 000th car, all capping another highly successful and record-breaking year.

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Geographically, North America continued to be McLaren Automotive’s single largest market with deliveries of 1139 cars, a 106% increase over 2015.

Europe ended 2016 selling 996 cars in total, an increase of 153% whilst the rapidly-developing market in China sold 228 cars in total. 

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