McLaren Working on Two Very Interesting Designs Sub 400,000 Pounds
|   Saturday, February 01, 2014
McLaren is currently working on a premium segment vehicle, which will sit between the MP4 12C and P1 in class, official sources have confirmed. This vehicle is still in its nascent stages. Hence, confirmations regarding specifications or technical capabilities are yet to be publicly disclosed. This model – currently referred to as the P15 – will be powered by a mid range turbo charged engine, which could be based on the current generation MP4 12C 3.
liter petrol V8.

This vehicle will be built on a regular carbon fiber tubular chassis, used on all current production vehicles. However, exact engine specifications, electronic systems and materials are yet to be confirmed. Details regarding the P15 are hard to come by as people are tightlipped about current production plans so far. Experts are hinting at a sub £400,000 price tag, while top officials claim this car will differ from their other production vehicle – the P13 – which is also under consideration.

The P13 could sport a price tag close to £120,000, which places both vehicles in two different segments. Current sales plans indicate average yearly sales of around 2000 – 2500 units for the P13, while the P15 will account for additional sales. Average production capacity will increase over time as heavy investments on infrastructure will be made shortly.

Several variants of the P13 and P15 are currently under consideration, including Spyder and Coupe and McLaren has designed its P13 to take on Porsche's latest 911 GT3. McLaren currently has production capacity to manufacture 6000 – 7000 units annually, if needed, while we expect it to increase according to demand. McLaren promised a new vehicle each year, since launching the MP4 12C. They have been consistent so far with each of their production variants so far.

Even if a new vehicle is not up for launch, supped up variants of current production vehicles will definitely be on their cards. Enhanced variants of McLaren's MP4 12C and P1 are currently under development, although we cannot comment on these as they are in their early stages of development. The P1 is currently their most aerodynamic and advanced vehicle so far, but we always expect McLaren to go that extra mile with every production vehicle.

On road performance provided by the MP4 12C is similar to Ferrari's 458 Series, but when it comes to engineering, there is no beating this British giant. 650 BHP displacing power house placed under the MP4 12C's hood, is a one of a kind monster, capable of taking on major competition. It is currently on their biggest selling vehicles, as the P1 is available on very special request.

We have high hopes pinned on to both the P13 and P15 and will get back to you with latest developments soon. Stay tuned and come back soon to gain insight into McLaren's plans for the near future. If you think these vehicles will change the face of McLaren for a few years to come, do send in your replies and thoughts on this. Your feedback is highly appreciated.
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