McLaren Sports Series Will Add A Shooting Brake Version
McLaren just launched its new Sports Series, which currently includes the 2016 McLaren 570S and the less-powerful 2016 McLaren 540C that will be available early next year. During the launch, however, it was announced that McLaren plans to reveal a new, rebodied model as early as next year. Originally, the company planned to add the 570S Spider to the series next year, but those plans have been pushed back to at least 2017 in favor of this new, unknown model.
Despite the rumor that this new “rebodied” model would be a long tail car, some are envisioning something more along the lines of a two-door station wagon. When asked about the possibility of a McLaren station wagon, or shooting brake, Director of Design Frank Stephenson said, “I won’t deny or confirm, but it could be an interesting way to go because that segment needs space.” He went on to say, “Whatever you think are limits, aren’t limits at McLaren.” With answers like that, it’s hard to say what the next model could be, but McLaren wants to attract a “different sort of buyer,” and a shooting-brake variant could certainly do just that.
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Why it matters
The launch of McLaren’s Sports Series comes as a push to produce more attainable “everyday” cars – well, if attainable is what you would call a $126,000 to $185,000 car, anyway. There’s no telling where McLaren is going with this new model, but I’m leaning towards a station wagon. Either way, 2016 is right around the corner, so we won’t be waiting for too long. What would you like to see from this new model? A station wagon? Even (please forgive me) a four-door sedan? Let us know.
Read more about the McLaren 570S here.