In the past year we've been keeping an eye on McLaren test mules.
That's because we already know that the company is working on not one, but two special projects. At least that's what the latest word is speculating.
But before we get going here, let me clarify. If the P13 appears it would be at NEXT year's Geneva Motor Show. So, don't get too excited. There's still time for the vehicle to be developed.
That doesn't come as much of a surprise as the only evidence we've seen of the P13 car are slightly modified MP4-12C-bodied mules. And, we know that McLaren likes to take its time and get things right.
Slated to go up against the Porsche 911, the P13 is expected to have anywhere in the ballpark of 450-500 horsepower coming from the company's 3.8-liter V8 motor.
We think this may be the McLaren you actually want. Sure the others have a tremendous amount of power and a lot of Formula 1 inspired technology but this one will likely be the smallest model with a naturally aspirated motor. Perhaps it will also be the most pure of them all.
That said, are you diggin' the P1-influenced rendering below? Let us know if YOU think McLaren should move in another direction from a styling perspective.
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The P13 will cost £120,000 when it goes on sale, and will be revealed in time for the Geneva motor show next year. Developed as a rival for the likes of the Porsche 911, it will sit below the 12C in McLaren's line-up, acting as an entry-level model.
Like its siblings, the P13 will use a carbonfibre composite chassis and a version of McLaren’s Ricardo-built, ultra-compact twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine, producing between 450bhp and 500bhp. The engine will be coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, with the P13 promising a 0-60mph time of less than four seconds and a top speed of about 185mph...