McLaren MP4-12C prototypes actually P13 mules - report

2015 McLaren P13 mule spy photo
2015 McLaren P13 mule spy photo / Automedia

Model is slated to be launched in 2015

Our spies have come across a handful of camouflaged McLaren MP4-12Cs and a new report is indicating the cars are actually mules of the 2015 P13 instead of a facelifted 12C.

Autocar is reporting a McLaren spokesperson has confirmed the models are P13 mules which are being used to test the upcoming sports car. The spokesperson declined to go into specifics, but Ron Dennis previously confirmed the P13 would use a carbon fiber MonoCell chassis and a seven-speed dual-clutch Graziano transmission.

Nothing is official but previous reports have indicated the P13 could be equipped with a 3.8-liter V8 engine that develops approximately 450 bhp (335 kW). This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds and hit a top speed of about 322 km/h (200 mph).

The McLaren P13 is expected to cost approximately €120,000 ($184,210 / €139,120) and have annual sales of up to 2,5000 units.

Source: Autocar

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EdBacau EdBacau
McLaren P13 vs 911 GT3, this will be interesting.
Jul 25th, 2013 10:26am
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IGoSlow IGoSlow
They should call it the p10 then, rather than the P13. Same engine in all three models too. Does this mean the engine can be tuned to p12 levels?
Jul 24th, 2013 8:13pm
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hf7188 hf7188
They didn't specified if it will be turbocharged or not, and i would bet on the second one. But the fact that it has the same engine may steal people away from the P12, i guess it's wait to see what will happen. :)
Jul 24th, 2013 8:32pm
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Godfather Godfather
They need to lob off 2 cylinders and make it 3LTR V6 twin turbo 450-500 bhp. Being lighter it should improve handling
Jul 25th, 2013 9:25pm
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