New McLaren marks carbon fibre future

Supercar manufacturer McLaren has unveiled its second-generation Super Series – with the next generation of key carbon fibre “tubs” set to be built in the new £50m, 75,000 sq ft factory that is planned for Rotherham.

McLaren will reshore UK production​ at a new purpose-built factory in the Sheffield-Rotherham Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) with a multimillion pound Composites Technology Centre responsible for the development and manufacturing of advanced carbon fibre chassis for McLaren Automotive’s supercars.

At the Geneva International Motor Show, McLaren launched the new 720S, which is lighter, faster and even more dynamically capable than its McLaren 650S predecessor. It weighs just 1,283kg.

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