McLaren officially confirms the P13 entry-level model, releases first sketch

Article by Christian A., on December 11, 2013

If yesterday it was just a rumor, today it was confirmed: McLaren officially announced its entry-level model codenamed P13. Set to arrive in 2015, the new McLaren will carry a price tag of 120,000 GBP or about $197,000. Moreover, it will be powered by a detuned version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found on both the MP4-12C and the P1 hypercar.

Still, on the P13, the V8 engine is rated at 444 hp, while in the MP4-12C it produces 616 hp and 737 hp in the P1. McLaren Automotive European sales chief David Brimson said that the P13 will be a true high-performance sports car with the same DNA as the 12C and P1.

Regarding the design, the McLaren P13 will borrow many styling cues from the P1 and you can easily see this from the official sketch released by the British manufacturer. McLaren is going to debut the P13 in September, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, while sales are expected to start in the spring of 2015.

Unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, the McLaren 570S Coupe is finally making its way into the luxury sports car market, becoming the first and most powerful model in the recently announced Sports Series.

The new 570S Coupe marks the carmaker’s entry of McLaren into the luxury sports car market, fitting into a purely McLaren a fusion of supercar performance and race-derived technologies. Making use of a carbon fiber chassis, the new 570S Coupe offers lightweight construction, sporty design and a wide range of specs to lead its class.

Interested clients could now start placing their orders for the McLaren 570S Coupe at a price that starts at £143,250. Deliveries for the McLaren 570S Coupe are set to start before the end of 2015, depending on the market. Deliveries of the 540C Coupe, meanwhile, start in the second quarter of 2016. It has a starting price of £126,000.

McLaren 570S Coupe completes the carmaker’s three-tier model strategy that includes the Super Series, Ultimate Series and the Sports Series. The Sports Series is tagged as the most attainable and most usable McLaren model, while still features the brand’s core design and dynamic focus. The Sport Series is as light as 1,313kg (2,895 lbs), made possible by employing the lightweight carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis. At this weight, the Sports Series is even around 150kg lighter than its closest competitor.

Serving as the core of the Sports Series is an evolved version of the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine. Featuring 30 percent new components, this 434 PS engine ensures that the 570S Coupe leads its class in terms of power-to-weight ratio. Moreover, the Sports Series features a refined interior that is suitable for day-to-day usability, allowing optimal access for passenger while providing more stowage space.

Each Sports Series model is hand-finished by the carmaker’s skilled craftsmen at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, England. It could further be customized by an array of new content and a 'By McLaren' designer range of interiors.

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