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McLaren hasn't tried to hide the fact that it is working on cheaper sports car codenamed the P13 that will directly take on the venerated Porsche 911, but now rumor has it that the automaker is also working on a second new model that would slot between the MP4-12C and P1 supercar, which is pictured above. While the car, codenamed P15, is still in the earliest stages of development, McLaren Chief Executive Officer Mike Flewitt teased the project to Autocar.

Flewitt admitted that the P15 is still "quite a long way off." Like all of McLaren's current production cars, the P15 would use a tuned version of its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 mounted in the middle of the company's MonoCell carbon fiber monocoque. Flewitt did not say whether the car would use hybrid power like the P1, stick with the 12C's turbos or otherwise. The exact specifications are still being decided.

Pricing for the P15 will likely be around 400,000 pounds, or about $660,000 at current exchange rates. That price will position it nicely between the 12C's $229,000 base price and the P1 at $1,150,000. McLaren is reportedly hoping to sell as many as 2,500 P15 models a year when it goes on sale in 2015 or 2016.


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      davido
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is anyone else selling 2500 hundred cars/year at this price point?
        Alistair Syme
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davido
        It seems hopelessly optimistic. Lamborghini sold only about 400 Murcielagos a year at $400K. Ferrari sold about 600 599s a year at half the price. I don't think that McLaren has sold anything like 2500 MP4-12Cs a year. I suspect that the 2500 cars a year refers to the P13, not the P15.
        GVIrish
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davido
        That might be an error on Autoblog's part. Maybe what it should've said is McLaren hopes to sell 2500 cars across it's line up per year. Or maybe they meant 2500 units over the life of the car.
        NG22
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davido
        That's a good question. I would be surprised if McLaren really did price this at $660,000 in the US. I would assume this will be pitched against the Lamborghini Aventador--the only super sportscar car that expensive which sells in even remotely similar numbers. Even among the wealthy, I doubt there would be enough customers who would buy this year after year at that price point, without guarantees of exclusivity. I think this is one of those scenarios in which a direct British Pound Sterling to American dollar conversion is not appropriate.
      liontiger6729
      • 1 Year Ago
      Boy that car looks incredible in black.Wow!
      wooootles
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder which cars would this $660K McLaren target? I can't seem to think of anything at the top of my head.
        NG22
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wooootles
        Notice it's projected to be £400K. I don't think a direct conversion is appropriate. I assume this will be an Aventador/F12 competitor. If McLaren wants to sell a $700K car in this country with no guarantee of exclusivity (2500/year is a huge amount in that segment), then they will have a $700,000 failure on their hands. They won't be able to sell out allocation year after year. I imagine many who wanted a McLaren this expensive just bought a P1.
        11fiveoh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wooootles
        It doesnt have any direct competition- smart move on mclarens part, imo.
      VGH
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's a rumour that McLaren will develop a car with Honda's upcoming NSX. I wonder if this is it?
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      That P1 looks like a blatant copy of Toyota's FT-1
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      When McLaren makes a $35,000 hyper car, I'll bite. Just kidding. I read the part about a "cheaper" sports car, then I looked at the estimated target price of $660,000. I enjoyed a nice laugh.
      GeeDavy
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's sad that such a great car company has such a lousy, and obviously cribbed from Star Trek, emblem.
      Bassracerx
      • 1 Year Ago
      1.5 billion for that one car wow. hope poeple buy them we could use that trickle down money.
      Stevan Cartwright
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just don't see this working.. I love Mclaren, but I think the 12C is just too good to put another model between it and the P1.. It might end up like what happened to Aston Martin.. They made the Virage but just ended up killing it because there was no use for it...it just dosnt seem feasible to me..the one below the 12C yes but this no
      ffelix422
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who in the HELL has $660K to spend on a sports car?! I love MAC but this is the dumbest thing I've read today. "slot between the $230K MP4 and the $1.2m P1??????......!!!!!! Just stupid pricing. 99% of, HUMANS, will not be able to afford the car. Why do we need cars at the price?
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thats perfect! Its right in between 'I can't afford it' and 'I can never afford it!
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 1 Year Ago
      **** autoblog for blocking me
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