Contrary to reports that have been making their way around the Web the past couple of days, McLaren has made it unfailingly clear that they will not be building anything that doesn’t fall under the "two seats, mid-engine" platform that it has always used in the past.

Reports began circulating that after McLaren placed a huge order to purchase carbon monocoques, a new range of cars would be developed to complement the MP4-12C, and all subsequent two-seaters, in the future. Apparently, according to Mark Harrison, McLaren’s PR chief, those reports are neither true nor are they accurate.

In a text message sent to Inside Line, Harrison made it clear that McLaren has no intention of building a 2+2, saying that "we are only planning ’pure’ high performance sports cars — two seats, mid-engine."

There you have it, fellas. No 2+2’s in the pipeline for McLaren. At least not anytime soon.

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Source: Inside line

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4 comments:

  (702) posted on 06.9.2010

I am skeptical this will work as advertised and / or at that price.
And besides, this rendering is out of perspective (look at the front wheel)...and the windshield is badly rendered.

  (325) posted on 06.8.2010

Well, am sure McLaren would not basically build a seats plus two because the two seats of the McLaren has been their tradition and even in their past they did not intend to build a four seats sports car

  (647) posted on 06.8.2010

I agree. I also thought of it. Oh well i guess 2 seater sports car is way better than the 4 seater one.

  (798) posted on 06.7.2010

dang.. i thought they are serious with the 2+2 configuration of the Mclaren.. for sure if mclaren build a 2+2 car, the rear seat would not be comfortable as the front seats.

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