McLaren Automotive CEO named an Automotive News All-Star for 2019 as brand continues its North American growth.

3 Dec 2019

McLaren Automotive global CEO Mike Flewitt has been recognized as one of Automotive News automotive All-Stars for 2019 as the luxury supercar company continues its unprecedented growth in the key North American market.

Collecting his award as All-Star CEO, Exotic Brand, last night in Detroit, Automotive News Editors noted: “McLaren Automotive shares a noticeable trait with its hand-built vehicles. Speed. That pace begins with CEO Mike Flewitt. Under his direction, McLaren’s global sales have expanded rapidly and without the volume assistance of SUVs that have helped other exotic and ultraluxury brands in recent years.”

Auto industry executives from a variety of disciplines were selected as All-Stars for their accomplishments over the past year. Automotive News reporters and editors have selected the top executives in the industry since the first All-Stars were named in 1981. 

“I’m delighted to receive this prestigious accolade which is a testament to the professional and committed team of people we have in Woking, UK who produce these amazing supercars, and which has helped us to establish an avid and growing customer base in North America”, commented Mike Flewitt.

This latest award follows close on the heels of Motor Trend nominating Mike into their Top 20 Power List for 2019, honoring executives that are key players in the global automotive industry across all disciplines.

In their citation, Motor Trend editors commented: “Flewitt is making McLaren synonymous with ‘supercar’. His latest salvo: the magnificent Senna, which can deliver a spiritual awakening to even the most experienced drivers. The company continues to grow its product line, production, sales, profits and stature under Flewitt’ s steady hand.”

These accolades come as McLaren Automotive continues on pace to set another record-breaking sales year in its biggest global market, North America, which now accounts for more than 40% of global volume.

Since entering the US market in late 2011 the McLaren brand has seen massive growth in sales, recently passing the 7,000-vehicle milestone, and continues to set monthly records with sales up more than 17% year-on-year in 2019.

This business expansion has necessitated a move for the North American McLaren HQ for 2020 from a 4,500 square foot downtown New York office suite to a custom designed 30,000 square foot facility in a high-tech industrial park in Coppell, Texas.

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A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

 

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series, Ultimate Series and Motorsport which are retailed through over 80 retailers in more than 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series, and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider. It also opened a new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider confirmed as the third car of Track25, with a new GT car announced and the previously-confirmed track-only McLaren Senna GTR unveiled along with the Elva roadster which will be limited to only 399 production examples.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include Richard Mille, Pirelli, Dell Technologies, Ashurst, AkzoNobel and OnePlus.

 

Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137
Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com

Laura Tilley
Public Relations Manager | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 765 517 2186
Email: laura.tilley@mclaren.com

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