McLaren has approved the production of its next supercar, Autocar has learned. Known as the P15, the new supercar is part of an expanding model lineup from McLaren. It will slot in below the flagship P1 and above the entry-level 12C.
Although production of the P15 is still a distant reality, Autocar has confirmed that the car will use the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and carbon fiber monocoque chassis found in both the P1 and 12C. The automaker, however, wouldn’t say any more, as the car is so early in its development, that many specifics are subject to change.
The P15 is expected to carry a price of around £400,000 (US $546,520) when it goes on sale. Comparatively, McLaren is expecting the price of the P13 to start at around £120,000 (US $163,956).
Meanwhile, McLaren is also said to be planning another new arrival. Called P13, sources say the vehicle will be a Porsche 911 Turbo fighter. Additionally, an even higher-performance version of the 12C meant to rival the Ferrari 458 Speciale is due out sometime in 2014 which, according to Autocar, will produce around 650 horsepower.
Lastly, McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt also hinted at the idea of a P1 successor, but said that would only come into fruition when significant advancements in battery and electric motor technologies have been made.