Plans for More McLaren Models Revealed

Plans for More McLaren Models Revealed
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As if McLaren isn’t keeping things exciting enough, the British automaker is planning three additional models once its P13 and P1 GTR hit the market.

According to a recent report in Automobile Porsche, McLaren is looking to build off its momentum with the successful 650S and P1 with its upcoming entry-level model that could be badged the 500S. Currently known internally as the P13, McLaren will launch the sports car to target the Porsche 911 and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT market and will likely be priced at around $189,000. The McLaren 500S will likely have its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant detuned to around 500 hp and will be similar in size to the current P1 and 650S since it shares the same carbon fiber chassis.

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But the more interesting news is that McLaren is already planning a near-supercar P15 model and a 650S replacement that’s currently codenamed P16. The third of the automaker’s planned models is a 2+2 that currently has no internal designation. Though it’s unofficial, expect the McLaren 500S to arrive in coupe form next year, along with a possible 650S GTS model. The 500S Spider and the P1 GTR are expected to be available in 2016 while the P16 coupe will come in 2017. A GTS variant for the 500S will spice up the lineup in 2018, along with the Spider variant for the P16. Looking way into the future is a facelift to the 500S, a P16 GTS model and the P15 in 2019 with the 2+2 model making its debut in 2020.

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[Source: Automobile]

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