McLaren P13 Sportscar Shaping Up to Be a Porsche 911 Rival

P13 prototype 1 photo
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Right now, McLarens come in two flavors – spicy and “oh god my mouth is on fire”. There’s the 600 and a bit horsepower MP4-12C that is a British interpretation of the Ferrari 458, and there’s the new P1 hybrid hypercar that’s like a British version of… God.
But the company is now looking to offer something a lot less extreme that could help them graduate to the rank of normal car company. No, it’s not an SUV, it’s a sportscar, in the same sport of space occupied by the Porsche 911 Carrera S.

According to a report from AutoExpress, the P13 will be the entry point to the McLaren range and will offer only 450 bhp. This power should come from the same 3.8-liter V8, supposedly with the turbos in place, though we fail to see why such a big engine would need turbos to make only 450 ponies.

The other big piece of information revealed by the report is the price: £120,000 or there about. Purely based on conversion rates, that would be €140,000 or $195,000, though it should be cheaper in America.

Development is almost over, so the P13 will reveal its secrets in 2014 and go on sale the year after that.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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