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McLaren confirms entry-level model due in 2015

 McLaren confirms entry-level model due in 2015
McLaren MP4-12C 04.06.2012

Known internally as P13

In an interview given to Autocar at Geneva Motor Show, McLaren boss Ron Dennis confirmed a new model below the MP4-12C.

Following a rumor last Friday, McLaren has confirmed developing an entry-level model codenamed internally P13. Power will come from the familiar V8 3.8-liter engine detuned to output approximately 450 bhp (335 kW) and will cost around 120,000 GBP (141,680 EUR or 182,196 USD). The British marque plans on selling up to 2,500 units in 2015 when the car goes on sale. One year later the convertible will be launched.

McLaren will utilize the carbon fiber MonoCell chassis and a dual-clutch, seven-speed Graziano gearbox adapted from the MP4-12C and P1 models. It will send power to rear wheels and could enable the P13 reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than four seconds, on its way to a top speed of about 200 mph (322 km/h).

In terms of design, don't expect something very special as the P13 will take styling cues from the other two models, all wrapped in a more compact package which should provide a cleaner look.

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 docstef75 docstef75
So McLaren will use the same engine for p1, mp4-12c and this p 13. As i said in another post, you have no alternative if you are not able to build from your own the engine of your cars. MC today is not propely a car - maker because the most important component of the car, the engine, is made by Ricardo. Maybe in future we can consider MC a real car - maker but today not. There's nothing bad in it (for pagani is the same and builds beautiful cars). For me using the same engine base for your flagship car and for your entry- level car is not reasonable and is obiouvsly a compromise. respect for Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and aston martin, the only european 100% hypersport, supersport and gts car marker!
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March 27, 2013 2:20 am
 RobERob RobERob
Guessing this will be the NA version of their V8. Would sorta like to see what they can do with a six (F/I). Make a true 911t competitor.
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March 26, 2013 12:02 pm