McLaren Shifts Focus to P13


With the 12C and P1 already released, McLaren Automotive is refocusing its energies on the next project. Porsche beware.

With more racing victories than we could count and some of the most radical supercars ever devised under its belt, we could hardly call the beginnings of McLaren Automotive “humble”. But it is looking to dramatically expand its lineup. In fact McLaren hopes to roll out a new model every year. The 12C was launched in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012 and the P1 for 2013. So what’s next? A 911 fighter. We’ve known that McLaren had its eye on Porsche for some time, but now a few details are coming to light.

Speaking with, McLaren's Paul MacKenzie revealed that, thanks to reductions in costs, the project codenamed P13 will be built around a carbon-fiber chassis – a feature typically reserved for higher-priced cars. Expect a detuned version of the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that powers the 12C and P1 to motivate the P13 with around 500 horsepower, targeting the new 911 Turbo and GT2. Numerous variants could follow, including a potential roadster, but we’re looking a few years ahead. Which only begs the question: if the P13 doesn’t arrive until 2015 at the earliest, what has McLaren got in store for next year?

You Might Also Like
7 Boring Carmakers That Were Once Cool
7 Boring Carmakers That Were Once Cool
10 Of The Coolest Car Parks In The World
10 Of The Coolest Car Parks In The World
Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

What's Hot