McLaren P13 to Debut at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The McLaren family will grow bigger once again at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.

For the past few years, McLaren has used the Geneva Motor Show for its grand debuts, from the P1 last year to the 650S (pictured) earlier this year. According to Edmunds, the entry-level P13 sports car will debut next year in Switzerland before going on sale in fall 2015 with a starting price of around $210,000. Built to compete against sports cars like the Audi R8 V10, Porsche 911 Turbo S and 911 GT3, expect the P13 to be similar in size to the new McLaren 650S. It is also likely that the P13 will get a new name before production.

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Built as a mid-engine two-seater, the P13 will use a modified version of the carbon fiber body from the 650S. According to the British automaker, the P13 will be more practical than the 650S with easier access in and out of the vehicle and more on board storage.

Powering the P13 will be a de-tuned version of the company’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that will allow it to accelerate to 62 mph in around four seconds – a tick slower than the 650S. Top speed will further differentiate the vehicles, with the P13’s set at around 185 mph versus the 207 mph set on the 650S.

Beyond the P13, expect McLaren to debut the P15 model in 2017, which will sit above the current 650S and is expected to be priced in the range of $500,000 to $600,000.

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[Source: Edmunds]

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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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