McLaren looks at new options

McLaren looks at new options

Mclaren P11 fq

McLaren has many projects on the go, and with its tight links to Mercedes-Benz loosening, it has more time to focus on expanding its range to compete with the big boys from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.

According to an English car magazine, three new models are being developed, spanning the range from a modern-day F1 to a £60,000 ($167,800 NZ) “entry-level” sports car that takes aim at the Porsche 911. The new coupe will make the most of McLaren’s extensive fabrication and materials experience. Power could be provided by Mercedes, but McLaren isn’t ruling out the development of its own engine.

Filling the rest of the range will be the P11 supercar, reportedly using a 600-hp, AMG-sourced 6.2-liter V8, and a yet-to-be-named third vehicle that will slot in between the two vehicles. The recent appointment of Frank Stephenson — the man who brought us the MINI and Fiat 500 — as design director, could mean that good things are on the way.

Mclaren P11 fq

McLaren has many projects on the go, and with its tight links to Mercedes-Benz loosening, it has more time to focus on expanding its range to compete with the big boys from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.

According to an English car magazine, three new models are being developed, spanning the range from a modern-day F1 to a £60,000 ($167,800 NZ) “entry-level” sports car that takes aim at the Porsche 911. The new coupe will make the most of McLaren’s extensive fabrication and materials experience. Power could be provided by Mercedes, but McLaren isn’t ruling out the development of its own engine.

Filling the rest of the range will be the P11 supercar, reportedly using a 600-hp, AMG-sourced 6.2-liter V8, and a yet-to-be-named third vehicle that will slot in between the two vehicles. The recent appointment of Frank Stephenson — the man who brought us the MINI and Fiat 500 — as design director, could mean that good things are on the way.

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