With supercar manufacturer McLaren announcing a deal to open a £50million chassis factory in Sheffield last week, we’ve gotten to thinking: where are supercars actually built?
We know Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s are Italian and Mercedes and Audi are German, but do they actually come from there?
In Ferrari’s case, yes they do. Ferrari makes all of their supercars in Maranello, Italy. Less than 7,000 cars are built there each year which adds to the prestige of owning one, and all of the parts created and used for them are manufactured in the same place. You can hire a Ferrari 458 from us to experience this prestige for yourself.
Lamborgini is also made in Italy, in fact, a mere stone’s throw away from the Ferrari factory in Maranello. Talk about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. Lambo’s are made in Sant’Agata Bolognese, although the brand is now owned by Volkswagon via Audi.
BMW’s are predominantly made in Germany, although they have plants spread throughout the world which all contribute to the construction effort. These include their Shenyang plant in China which manufactures some BMW 5 Series, the X1, 3 Series Sedan and other 3 Series models.
Mercedes is probably the most widely spread of all supercar manufacturers, with the SLR sports car built in the UK, a range of SUVs built in North America as well as having many plants in their native Germany.
Audi is another manufacturer that has production in various countries although the two main facilities are based in Germany. Locations include Győr, Hungary which builds the TT and some A3 parts; Jakarta, Indonesia and Aurangabad in India.
Bentley’s and Aston Martin’s are both made in the UK although Aston Martin signed a deal in 2016 to allow Mercedes-AMG to supply the engines, electrical systems and navigation systems for the new generation of Astons.