MC Sales up

MC Sales up

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woodysnr

Original Poster:

646 posts

174 months

Monday 7th January
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https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/mc...
Despite falling values in the SH market seems the popularity is on the up

PompeyReece

600 posts

35 months

Monday 7th January
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Mmmm, biggest jump was in China. I wonder if that explains the apparent issues in the UK with support/parts?

I ordered an Audi A3 back in 2010/11 and it was delayed by 6 months due to Audi stock being prioritised for the middle east.

Ingenere

123 posts

95 months

Thursday 10th January
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Sales were almost double in the US.

PompeyReece

600 posts

35 months

Thursday 10th January
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Ingenere said:
Sales were almost double in the US.
But it can't be! There's loads of videos and stuff on YouTube showing how crap McLaren's are smile

Wilmslowboy

2,597 posts

152 months

Thursday 10th January
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Ingenere said:
Sales were almost double in the US.
None of the press releases, I read gave the number for the USA, other than to say;

Mclaren News said:
In total 4,806 McLarens were sold in 2018........and North America - where more than a third of McLarens are sold - "achieved another year of record growth".
Taking these two statements together suggests a sale number (for the USA) of around 1,600 perhaps a bit more.

and in 2017
2017 sales said:
with the United States accounting for 1,234 according to McLaren.
So a USA increase between 2017 and 2018 of around 35%

12pack

883 posts

114 months

Thursday 10th January
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PompeyReece said:
But it can't be! There's loads of videos and stuff on YouTube showing how crap McLaren's are smile
smilesmile
Being of cross-Atlantic persuasion I can tell you, though, that (unlike, say Aston Martin), Mclarens win drag races. That’s lot of why there’s the growth in the US. Many Youtube videos about that as well.

LotusJas

866 posts

177 months

Thursday 10th January
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Yes, I've noticed the Americans love straight line acceleration.

Lots of US drag racing videos on YT, with 720S utterly dominating everything else.

Evolved

2,269 posts

133 months

Thursday 10th January
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What a shame given their cornering prowess too. Absolutely superb cars to drive.

LotusJas

866 posts

177 months

Friday 11th January
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Evolved said:
What a shame given their cornering prowess too. Absolutely superb cars to drive.
Yes indeed, and the most amusing thing is some (competing car fanboy) American usually comments that "car x" would however destroy the 720S on track... Just shows their level of ignorance.

12pack

883 posts

114 months

Friday 11th January
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To be fair to my US brethren there are just as many that spend more time on the track and appreciate things like manual shifters than most in the UK can. It’s just that for a car or brand to be successful there, they need to drag as well. So not many Lotus or AM sales there.

andrew

8,802 posts

138 months

Saturday 12th January
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but these are crazy times !

by way of reference, similar numbers and percentage growth from lamborghini

although part of me's a little sad that lamborghinis aren't as rare as they used to be

http://media.lamborghini.com/English/LATEST-NEWS/r...

12pack

883 posts

114 months

Saturday 12th January
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Well most of that increase was for the SUV. Hurcan and Aentador increased only 3-5%. Just like with Porsche, “I’ll take the Lambo” could now mean you’re doing a school and grocery run.

12pack

883 posts

114 months

Saturday 12th January
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Well most of that increase was for the SUV. Hurcan and Aentador increased only 3-5%. Just like with Porsche, “I’ll take the Lambo” could now mean you’re doing a school and grocery run.