The McLaren Sport Series will launch with two models.
Set to make its debut next month at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the British automaker spilled some details on its upcoming entry-level model in an interview with Car and Driver. Though exact specifications won’t be announced until the vehicle’s debut, the company said that two versions of the Sport Series will be available as coupes and will be similar in naming convention as the 650S and 675LT, where its power output will be followed by a letter.
Speaking of power, the company confirmed that both models will “start with a five” meaning that they’ll have at least 500 hp, with the two variants being an entry-level “C” followed by a sportier “S” model. The Sport Series will also get a third body style with a larger luggage compartment, confirming a Sport Series LT will be in the mix following the coupe and convertible.
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As for pricing, McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt confirmed the Sport Series will be priced to compete against the Porsche 911 Turbo, which starts at around $152,095 in the U.S. Naturally with that price tag, the Sport Series will have to give up some of the fancier enhancements found in the 650S and 675LT, such as the movable rear spoiler and active suspension.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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