McLaren Working on Entry-Level Sports Car

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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