McLaren Benchmarked Porsche GT3 for P13 Sportscar

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.


[Source: Piston Heads]

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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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