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McLaren P13 and P1 Track confirmed

McLaren P13 confirmed as part of future model line-up, along with new track-focused P1 variant

McLaren P13

McLaren has revealed plans for its continued growth with the release of two new models in 2015: the McLaren P13 and the P1 Track. 

The P13 (still a codename) is designed to sit below the 650S, giving McLaren an entry-level product costing around £100,000.

Of the P13, McLaren said: “P13 will be a comfortable, usable, and beautiful mid-engined two seater sportscar, built around a carbon fibre chassis. It will be available in more than one derivative and once fully on sale, McLaren Automotive’s total annual production will increase to around 4,000 units per year.”

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Meanwhile, the P1 Track is based on the road-legal P1 but will only allowed to be driven on a race circuit. Expect an aero pack, a lower kerbweight and track-only tyres. McLaren also said it’ll be its most powerful car ever, suggesting it’ll have more than 903bhp from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and electric motor. It’s available only to buyers who ordered one of the 375 original P1s.

McLaren Automotive has also announced it made a profit for the first time in 2013 – just three years in to production. 

Operating profit – which can exclude things like salaries and property taxes – stood at £12.4m, while pre-tax profit stood at £4.5m. McLaren envisions both profit and turnover increasing for 2014 and increased its investment in future models during 2013 from £68.1m to £70.6m. Two of those future models are the P13 and the P1 Track.

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive of McLaren Automotive said: “We are now focusing upon the road ahead.  The McLaren 650S is already selling extremely well with over 1000 orders received and P13 is a very exciting project, which will help us to access new markets and customers, grow our sales volumes and ultimately increase both revenue and profitability. I am confident that by maintaining our commitment to innovation and excellence McLaren Automotive has an extremely bright future.”

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