McLaren P13 is the name of the upcoming supercar from the British based automaker, thumb AutoExpress reports without citing any source.
The new model is expected to cost about $150,000 -$200,000 will have a modified version of the Ricardo-built 3.8-liter V-8 fitted to both the 12C and P1, and will produce about 450hp.
It will be the smallest model in McLaren’s line-up and will debut as a coupe, but shortly after the automaker will offer the P13 in convertible form too. The vehicle will weigh less than the bigger 12C (12C has 1,434 kg/3,161 lbs), will feature the same carbon fiber monocoque structure – so expect to hit 100 km/h in about 3.4 seconds – close the 911 Turbo’s performance.
Power in the upcoming P13 Mclaren will be sent to the rear-wheels through a seven speed dual-clutch gearbox, adapted from the P1 and 12C models.
McLaren is expanding very fast; it quadrupled its sales last year and is betting on Chinese demand to spearhead an increase in sales to 4,000 by mid-decade.
“I expect about 1,500 [sales] this year and next year, and then after we get P13, around 4,000 cars,” said Mike Flewitt, referring to the new, lower-cost model in development.
Therefore if is to do the match, when the P13 will hit the market, McLaren hopes to sell about 2,500 P13 units per year.