McLaren has No Plans to Create a Porsche Cayman Rival

McLaren has no plans of creating a model to sit below the 540C and 570S.

The British automaker is looking to keep a fine balance between attracting a larger audience and maintaining high-end appeal, which means it won’t step down to creating a Porsche Cayman rival. According to the company’s chief designer, Robert Melville, a Cayman rival “is a step too far” for the brand, adding that it is “not exclusive enough for us.” The McLaren 570S was designed to serve as a sports car that could be used everyday, appealing to a different type of customer than those eyeing the 650S or even the P1.

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Essentially the 570S serves as a rival to the Audi R8 and Porsche 911, which is the lowest McLaren intends to go. Within the 570S lineup, McLaren will expand with a convertible variant and a model with grand tourer-style bodywork. Expect the GT model to be recognizably different than the current coupe.

The McLaren 570S GT will likely debut early next year while the 570S Spider will launch early 2017. Joining McLaren’s lineup towards the end of next year will be a convertible version of the 675 LT.

[Source: Autocar]

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