Ferrari’s greatest rival just doubled its sales total

McLaren 570S

If you’re at all familiar with the world of Formula One racing, then you know there’s no greater rivalry than that between Ferrari and McLaren.

Over the past few decades, the two have gone head to head for countless race wins and world championships. These days, that rivalry has left the track and spilled over to world of supercars.

While Ferrari’s road car business has been firing on all cylinders for decades, McLaren only started down this road in 2011. But, it’s making up ground quickly. Very quickly.

On Thursday, McLaren Automotive announced that its global sales doubled in 2016 from 1,654 cars to 3,286. Much of the sales growth can be attributed to the newly released entry level Sports Series – the 540C, 570S, and 570GT. Of the 3,286 cars, 2,031 cars can be attributed to the Sports Series. The other 1,255 cars were from the pricier Super Series.

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