Following on from McLaren’s confirmation a couple of years back that it would deliver something of substance every year, the future is definitely exciting for the effectively brand new British supercar manufacturer. Following the reveal of the P1 hybrid hypercar last year and the launch of the 650S at Geneva this year, the next McLaren off the blocks will be the entry-level P13.
The P13 name won’t make it to production and while it remains unclear just what the car will be called, it will be heavily based on the current McLaren 12C. As a result, it will feature the same 3.8-liter V8 engine detuned to deliver around 500 hp. Thanks to the smaller size of the P13 and its heavy use of carbon fiber, it will weigh less than the 12C and should make for the perfect Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S rival.
This engine will drive the rear wheels likely through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This powertrain should help send the P13 from 0-100 km/h in around 4 seconds and a top speed of around 300 km/h.
From a visual standpoint, it will be heavily inspired by the range-topping P1 and the 650S which of course features a very similar front end to the P1.
When introduced in the United States sometime next year, the P13 is expected to cost around $180,000.
[Via Car and Driver]