It also has the Mercedes AMG GT in its crosshairs.
Now that the P1, 650S and some of their respective special editions have launched, McLaren will soon turn its full attention to the launch of its so-called entry-level model. That's entry-level as in it’ll face off directly against the Porsche 911 Turbo as well as the upcoming Mercedes AMG GT. McLaren’s new mid-engined supercar, internally referred to as the P13, will likely be called the 500S and could enter showrooms as early as next summer priced at around $180,000.
McLaren is supposedly also working on a few 500S variants. The Spider is likely to debut sometime in 2016 while the more hardcore 500S GTS coupe probably won’t arrive until 2018. We already know that the 500S will be powered by a detuned version of McLaren’s phenomenal twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8. Even detuned, it’ll still spit out around 500 horsepower. The car will also share its bigger siblings’ carbon-fiber tub. Where the 500S promises to be most unique is in respect of its styling, both inside and out. McLaren has hinted that the 500S will have its own distinctive design. If all goes to plan, expect the McLaren 500S to debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.