McLaren planning carbon fiber VW Golf rival image

The British based automaker McLaren is planning to develop a direct rival for the Volkswagen Golf, which will be made out of carbon fiber.

McLaren has a lot of big plans when it comes to its future models and after pulling the wraps off the new 12C Spider, the drop-top version of the MP4-12C, just a year ago, and after unveiling its first ever hybrid supercar, the P1, which is considered to be the successor of the iconic F1, back in March, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, time has come for the carmaker to consider yet another segment, which doesn’t include rear-mid engine rear-wheel drive supercars.

According to the guys at, the new McLaren model will rival the Volkswagen Golf and it will become a new entry-level to the C-segment. But entry-level doesn’t mean cheap in this case because the model in question will get a monocoque made out of carbon fiber. The new McLaren hatchback will cost approximately 30,000 to 40,000 euros and if it will become a reality for these kind of money, than hot hatches in the C-segment, like the Golf GTI, Golf R, Megane RS, Focus ST and so on will definitely be buried.

“I see a car like the VW Golf for 30 to 40,000 euros , but McLaren with a carbon fiber monocoque , to happen in the future”, said Frank Stephenson, the McLaren designer.