For a little bit now we've heard rumors about McLaren taking on Porsche.
Sure, a lot of the discussion has surrounded the two hottest supercars at the moment, the P1 and 918 Spyder, but this kind of battle is a bit more scrappy and on a different front.
We're talking about McLaren facing off with Porsche's iconic 911.
The project has been dubbed the P13 and details are pretty slim at the moment. What we do know is that the vehicle has been spotted several times — we've brought you the images — and it seems that the P13 mules have yet to receive their own unique bodies. Given that the P13 is expected to also use the company's 3.8-liter V8 and put out approximately 400 - 450 horsepower, it seems that the MP4-12C's body is being used to cover up what the British marque has in store. I'd assume that this powerplant is sans turbos.
All that said, there are several new snaps posted online via Auto Express. There are minor, vague revisions to the facade of the MP4-12C's body but that's about all I can see — Do YOU see any significant changes?
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These McLaren P13 pictures, although taken from afar, show our first glimpse of the manufacturer's new baby supercar. Aimed squarely at top-end Porsche 911s, such as the £118,000 Turbo, it’s scheduled for a late 2014 launch with sales starting early in 2015.
Although our spy shots were taken from a distance and the car is well-disguised, you can clearly see a sharper front end and headlight design inspired from the P1, which tallies with our latest inside information. The profile of the car is also different from the 12C, with new air intake on the flanks, while the pop-up spoiler appears to have been carried over...