McLaren P13 Getting GT Variant With Trunk

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Could you imagine a mid-engine supercar with… a trunk?

Rumor has it that McLaren wants to buck tradition and develop a GT variant for its upcoming P13 that will feature a luggage compartment in the rear of the car. The P13 will come in coupe and convertible form, but a mid-engine model with a trunk is a little unorthodox. According to the source of the rumors, the British automaker has developed some clever airflow management to ensure anything in the luggage area won’t become dangerously hot despite being so close to the engine.

SEE ALSO: McLaren P13 to Debut at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

As we’ve reported before, the McLaren P13 is scheduled to debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show and will use the same carbon fiber monocell as the 12C, 650S and P1 along with the twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The powerplant will be de-tuned however, as the P13 will be positioned as the brand’s entry-level model and will likely produce between 450 and 470 hp.

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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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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