McLaren to launch new entry-level sports car in 2015

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First Published: 12:27 IST(6/6/2014)
Last Updated: 14:52 IST(6/6/2014)
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During a press conference on its financial results, the British manufacturer confirmed plans to launch a relatively affordable new sports car, code-named the P13, in 2015. In addition, catering to a more high-end crowd, the brand will introduce a new limited edition P1 designed for the race track.

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Due out in 2015, McLaren's next sports car, currently known as the P13, will be priced on the low end compared to the rest of the brand's catalog. The mid-engine two-seater will be built with a carbon fiber chassis, guaranteeing minimal weight and maximum performance. To be offered in several versions, the new model will likely be priced starting at £120,000 (around $201,000), placing it in competition with sports cars such as the Porsche 911 and the Audi R8.

At the top end of the spectrum, McLaren also confirmed that it will produce a limited edition track-focused version of the P1, the most powerful car in the brand's history. This exclusive model will be available only to clients who already own a McLaren P1.

In 2013, the company delivered 1,359 12Cs and 36 McLaren P1s. This year, the brand added the 650S supercar to its lineup.


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