McLaren Is To Debut Its Third Member Of The Sports Series At New York Show
It seems McLaren is going to set a new record for the number of new cars that have been introduced within a year by an automaker. We had the 675 LT “Longtail” and the P1 GTR at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and we are going to see the third member of the McLaren Sports Series at New York Motor Show next month.
Definitely, both the 675LT and the P1 GTR are the most valuable supercars at the entire show. But according McLaren Automotive CEO mike Flewitt, the model that will be presented is the smaller, cheaper Sports Series (which is also known by its code name of P13). Although you didn’t find the McLaren Sports Series at the Geneva show, there’s less than a month to go. But before it does, the British racing team has released this teaser video for its upcoming debut.
“Super Series customers often go for a lot of options and pay in cash. But buyers of the Sports Series, or R8, or 911 Turbo are different — they might be leasing the car so the cost per month becomes more important, which is when the less-powerful ‘C’ model comes in,” explained the company’s spokesman.
This entry-level model will feature a carbon-fiber monocoque — a redesigned version of the 650S’s “MonoCell” — as well as dihedral upward-opening doors. It will be powered by a very slightly detuned version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that’s featured in the 650S and 675LT, and the transmission will be the same seven-speed twin-clutch box.
Apparently, McLaren now splits its entire range into three sub-categories: the Ultimate Series (with the P1 and P1 GTR), the Super Series (with the Asia-only 625C, 650S and 675LT), and the new Sports Series (with two versions being launched next month. Both are coupes and their names will start with a five.)
If everything goes to plan, the Sport Series will be priced from $152,000 and will be offered with three outputs and multiple body styles.
See you at the Javitz Center in Manhattan next month.
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