McLaren Working on Entry-Level Sports Car

McLaren Working on Entry-Level Sports Car

McLaren has just debuted the production P1 supercar, and rumors are already brewing that the British automaker’s next model will be a more affordable, more practical one slotted below the MP4-12C.

McLaren is promising a new car every year, and it looks to deliver a sports car equipped with a trunk, the automaker’s definition of practicality. Internally, the project has been codenamed P13 and it will be another two-seater sports car.

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In terms of price, the P13 will be aiming at the top-end Porsche 911 models, which means it’ll likely be priced below $200,000. The gap in pricing will also ensure that the new model doesn’t cannibalize the 12C’s market, which starts closer to $250,000. The British automaker predicts that the P13 will be its highest-volume product and is aiming to sell 2,000 to 2,500 units globally every year.

McLaren is currently keeping mum on potential powerplants for the P13, but it’s likely that it’ll borrow the twin-turbo V8 from the 12C, but detune it for less power and more fuel efficiency. As for design, it’ll take cues from the newly-released P1 and we’ll likely see it on sale next year if all goes well.

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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