Report: McLaren’s new entry-level coupe to be named 500S

McLaren is anticipated to be working on a new entry-level model to compete against the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Jaguar F-Type R, the Nissan GT-R, and the incoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT. And word is that the new model could be named the 500S to follow the naming scheme of the now defunct MP4-12C, the 650S.

Expected to cost around $180,000, the new 500S gets its structure from the 650S’s carbon fiber tub, though nobody exactly knows what it’ll look like. Speculation points to a mix between the P1 and the current 650S, while power is also to be provided by the same 3.8L twin-turbo V8 detuned to make 500hp. Expect an array of other parts sharing such as¬†similar dashboard designs.

The McLaren 500S is speculated to be revealed at the Geneva Auto Show next year with sales beginning not too long afterwards. Possible convertible and track-focused variants may also be on the list.

Source: WindingRoad

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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