McLaren planning new affordable coupe

Next to its much talked about P11 supercar, McLaren engineers and designers are reported to be hard at work at a family of sports cars. Besides the P11, McLaren will be building three separate model ranges after space is freed up at its Woking headquarters when it ends its relationship with Mercedes-Benz and the last SLR variant rolls off the assembly line.

The P11 supercar will go head-to-head with the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Power will come from a 6.2 liter AMG engine producing 550-hp mated to a double-clutch gearbox. Other than that McLaren is planning two other Ferrari rivals but also in the works is a £60k ($97,944 USD) McLaren sports car.

McLaren is supposedly looking at an affordable coupe to throw into the Porsche 911 segment mix, and if it is greenlighted we can see the car on the road within three years. CAR says that Mercedes-Benz could still be the engine supplier for the car since it holds 40% share in McLaren.


Source: CAR