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 |  Apr 15 2014, 9:01 AM

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McLaren is so impressed by the Porsche GT3, that the German sports car is being used as a benchmark for an upcoming model.

The upcoming entry-level McLaren P13 is aiming directly at the Porsche 911 GT3 market, and the British automaker is using the 911 GT3 to ensure the P13 lives up to its standards. According to McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt, the 911 GT3 “is one of the most impressive new cars” he’s ever driven, and McLaren will continue to strive in targeting Porsche owners to the brand.

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While some may consider McLaren to be a direct competitor to the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini, McLaren considers itself more in competition with Porsche, stating that “People who know and understand Porsche can relate to what we do in terms of technology.”

As for the upcoming P13, it will be a toned-down version of the 650S and won’t be a 2+2, but will be more practical. It’s likely it will be powered by the same 3.8-liter V8 powerplant found in the 650S and the P1.

The McLaren P13 is expected to make its debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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[Source: Piston Heads]

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