First look of New McLaren Sport Series

Here comes the first official look from the house of McLaren, P13. News broke out this week when McLaren officially released look of P13 and that will be going after the cars like Porsche 911.The Porsche 911 Turbo-rivalling two-seater, codenamed P13 and set to land early next year. The car is confirmed to be launched in spring 2015. This disguised photo was released this week on Friday. The 12C and 650S heritage is clear to see in the photograph.

McLaren Sports Series

McLaren Sports Series

McLaren confirmed that the internally code named “p13” will be known as “McLaren sports series”. It will come in ranges below 650S, which bring McLaren exclusivity to the sports car segment for the first time. Being a member of a sport’s family the V8 will be branded. This confirms that it will be one among the P13 body style ranges. It is expected that it will come in the series with McLaren P13 coupe followed by spider version and GTS, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. If everything goes well they are planning to produce 4000 cars a year.

 

McLaren Sports Series

McLaren Sports Series

The car will be made up of carbon fiber tub known as mono cell in old 12C and current 650S and monocage in hybrid P1. But the body-panel will be made up of aluminium rather than it was made up of carbon fibre in case of 650S, which will lower the price two third to 650S. Essentially, it will come with 3.8L V8, although it may be detuned lowly to beat 911 turbo. To make it more clear it is rumoured that will have power output in the range to 450-500bhp, slightly lower than Porsche 911 which is 512bhp. McLaren consequently makes sills slimmer, which are easier to access and with more room for luggage. Rear-drive McLaren will be lighter than the all-wheel drive.

If you are thinking something like cayman, think again, McLaren says the two-seater Sports Series will be about the same size as a 650S. The sports series will have goodies like McLaren’s ProActive Chassis Control system is an anti-roll bar-free suspension, which uses hydraulic fluid pressure to stiffen each shock absorber independently. That is why fire breathing P1, 12C and 650S have become legendary for their comfort ride. The Mclaren F1 team is also changing from Mercedes to Honda engines. But remember that this Mclaren, which is targeting Porsche 911 Turbo, the cost is expected to reach up to £110,000 to £150,000 usefully lower than 650S. It’ll be fascinating to see how the Sports Series Maccas get on against the new hybrid Honda NSX V6, which is also due in mid-2015. They have launched a social campaign called Black Swan moments. so look out for #BlackSwanMoments tweets doing the rounds. Definitely it will be smaller and with a distinct front end that separates it from 650S. This might be the one to have given it will likely be the smallest and most exciting car to drive on the road

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