We thought McLaren would take a break from launching slices of Heaven after the P1 and the 650S, but we were wrong, and delightfully so.
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Car and Driver reported on March 26 that the British automaker has turned its gaze upon the slot in the performance market currently occupied by the Porsche 911 Turbo. Their player? The in-development McLaren P13.
(See also: Official: McLaren 650S Unveiled)
We hear that the car will utilize the 12C’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, detuned to create 450-500 horsepower. The overall body will be smaller and lighter than the 12C’s. The stance will be similar to that of the 650S, with a low hanging rear-end and sporting the face of a P1. On top of that, McLaren will offer the car in both coupe and convertible versions.
Max speed is an expected 185 mph, with the 0-60 mph time an expected 4.0 seconds. Price is an expected $180,000. The company foresees this will be their biggest and best seller. If McLaren hopes to push production to 4000 vehicles a year, the P13 is a pretty good way to get there.
(Source: Car and Driver)