McLaren sheds more light on two future supercar models

2011 - 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Exterior
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With only two cars under its belt, McLaren’s appeal is only tied up to the fortunate few that can actually afford their models. They’re not like Porsche, Audi, or even Ferrari, three brands that have both the inventory and the history to be considered as three of the premier automakers of the world.

But to their credit, McLaren seems to be making a push to be included in that group ever since they announced their intentions of quickly following up the release of the MP4-12C with two other models in the near future. Codenamed the ’P12’ and the ’P13’ - the MP4-12C was ’P11’ - these two supercars are expected to join their newly-released brethren as part of McLaren’s expanding supercar profile.

While the MP4-12C sits in the middle of the totem pole, the ’P12’ will be designated as the top-of-the-line model and the eventual successor of the brand’s original model, the F1. According to Motor Trend, the P12 will carry a powertrain delivering an output in the neighborhood of at least 800 horsepower, making it a likely rival to the Lamborghini Aventador.

As for the ’P13’, this "baby McLaren" will sit just below the MP4-12C, making it the most affordable - a loose definition of affordable if there ever was one - model of the McLaren line-up with possible rivals including the Audi R8 V10 and the Porsche 911 Turbo.

Both models will carry the same underpinnings as that of the MP4-12C while also carrying the same mid-engine layout. The future models will also be sprouting different variants, similar to what they’re doing with the current MP4-12C. Of these, the most likely variations would include a cabriolet and a GT3 version.

McLaren hasn’t announced a specific timeline for the two models, but the word is that the top-end P12 will be unveiled in 2013 while the entry-level P13 will follow suit in 2014.


Source: Motor Trend

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  (368) posted on 09.19.2011

The figure performance is quite remarkable for us, well this one is a complete packaged for a sports car. And I noticed its cool front headlights! smiley

  (530) posted on 09.6.2011

Well, I have to say that I’m amazed with the figure performance of the car. I wonder on what will be the performances of these future production.

  (484) posted on 09.6.2011

Oh yeah! That’s great. Its a good thing that the are going to built a newer version for this car. I’m so impressed with the speed performance of this car though its not that sporty..

  (595) posted on 08.31.2011

It’s great to know that McLaren has planned in expanding its production. I can’t wait to these future productions from the McLaren. I wonder on what will be the style of these cars. And I think the MP4-12C will be look great on convertible version.

  (714) posted on 08.26.2011

The figure performance of the Mclaren 12C is very impressive. And if they are building a newer version of this car, I would say that other car manufacturers have reasons to be threaten on these vehicles.

  (528) posted on 08.26.2011

I’m glad to see other production from the McLaren. It seems that 12C will be having its siblings. Although, they still haven’t t reveal any detail on this future production. I would say that these future vehicles would be competitive.

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