Referred to internally as the “P13“, the actual name of McLaren’s has yet to be confirmed. What is known, however, is that it will share its carbon-fibre chassis with the 12C and 650S, and be powered by a detuned version of the 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 used by those two cars.
As with other McLaren models, a twin-clutch automatic transmission is expected to be the only gearbox available.
And besides the expected coupe and convertible versions, it will be offered as a fast-backed “GT” variant, with an insulated luggage compartment above the mid-mounted engine.
According to Car and Driver’s insider, the GT variant is expected to pick up the bulk of sales and will “look more like an E-type than the Jaguar F-type does”. As for pricing, it’s expected to start from $130,000 in the USA.
We’ll have to wait until late 2015 to find out if that’s true.