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McLaren Hints At Name For New Sport Series Models: This Is What We Think It Will Be

McLaren 575S has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

McLaren will unveil the first model of its new Sport Series range at the New York Motor Show next month, sitting beneath the Super Series (12C, 625C, 650S, 675 LT) and the Ultimate Series (P1, P1 GTR). In Geneva, McLaren was tight-lipped over the new car’s designation, but there’s growing speculation the firm will ape the pattern set with the 650S. And we’re going to stick our neck out and say we think the first Sport Series model, currently codenamed P13, will be unveiled in New York called the “575S.”

The entry-level McLaren will use the carmaker’s ubiquitous 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at “well over” 500 horsepower. Speaking with Car & Driver, McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt revealed the Sport Series will be launched with two coupe variants starting with the number “5.”

There will also be a “C” variant and a high-performance “S” model with “more power, more focus” and boasting “almost our ideal specification.” A Long Tail variant will also arrive further down the line. Putting all that information together and we’re guessing that means the Sport Series will be called the 550C, the 575S and the 575LT.

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