Honda reportedly not involved in McLaren's entry-level model

 Honda reportedly not involved in McLarens entry-level model
McLaren MP4-12C High Sport / Copyright Tomirri Photography

Most likely to receive P13 moniker

An insider has told Autocar that Honda isn’t involved in the development of McLaren’s upcoming entry-level model programmed for a 2015 launch.

Motor Trend said last week that Honda could provide the engine for McLaren’s new model, taking into account the F1 collaboration between the two parties from 2015. However, this won't happen according to a McLaren insider who said "at the moment there is no anticipated impact on the road car division as a result of the Honda deal."

While "at the moment" leaves some room for speculations, chances are the P13 won't be powered by a Honda engine. Instead, it will likely use McLaren's V8 3.8-liter but detuned to output around 450 bhp (335 kW).

Some will consider this as good news since Honda can fully focus on the NSX revival due in 2015.

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Comments (9)

"Entry Level".....lol.
May 28, 2013 8:55 am
 EnzoTinyu EnzoTinyu
What if it's the other way around? Honda NSX using McLaren's 3.8L turbo plus the hybrid system?
May 27, 2013 1:21 pm
 lambocop lambocop
who starts such rumors and who spreads them? imagine paying 6-figure or even 7-figure amount of money for a car with a honda engine..LOOOOOOOOL
May 27, 2013 12:44 pm
 infond infond
Of course not, it was just a stupid rumor.
May 27, 2013 11:50 am