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The McLaren 12C M8387 G73 engine is used in a number of different sports cars and is built using LEAN principles, at Ricardo's high performance assembly facility established in England in 2011.

The LEAN principles below allow for a typical weekly output of 35 engines:

- just in time delivery of components from various suppliers

- no manufacturing at the plant, the engine is assembled from about 1100 individual components

- emphasis on Poka Yoke (the Japanese term for mistake proofing)

- a team of trained assemblers, each taking care of 1 assembly step

- quality control checks used throughout the build process

- reducing costs by eliminating waste