McLaren P13 design finished !

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April 9, 2014
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McLaren Automative reached the finishing part in development of his model with code title P13. British media
quote people from the brand technique headquarters, according to which two variants of the designs for this
automobile are prepared, and the leadership is very close to signing one of their for producing.

mclaren p13

mclaren p13

McLaren P13 will be mounted on the same manufacturing place, where in the moment the flag officer is making.
For this in mounting of one example like this supercar, will require three times the bit time, and the vehicle
will be more massive and accessive. THe price of P13 will be around 125 thousand pound – with 70 thousand less,
than is wanted for the new coupe McLaren 650S.

650s predecessor of McLaren p13 and 12c

McLaren 650s

McLaren 650s

This is not the new McLaren baby.It is important to clear that in the beggining just to avoid any possible missunderstanding as the expected surprise of the close to 12 C design. The McLaren P13 will show up after an year , followed by more three or four projects, on which McLaren is working now.

 

McLaren argue that the 650S is not the successor of the 12C. But McLaren may be wrong-12C ,version 2 is here

McLaren argue that the 650S is not the successor of the 12C. But McLaren may be wrong-12C ,version 2 is here

So this is nt the McLaren P13 ,this is 650S. Even, just notice that it is not 12C 650S ,it is only 650S. Yes, i t looks like renew 12 C and it is attached to the standart form of renewing. The new name suggests of the extra power , the new face- P1. But the thing is , 650 S does not replace 12 C , it will be on sale with it. Or better, with € 25000 more expensive. We will find the reason of this positionning but later.

But meanwhile let’s discuss the 650S and see what we have here.Think of 650S as renew 12C, but not the way Porsche and Ferrari’s way.They focus on the sport, so the results are 911 GT3 and 458 Speciale-positive results. McLaren starts with numbers. “0 to 100km/h, 0-200km/h, 0-300km/h, the Dunsfold time, the Nordschleife time-this is the package of numbers”, explanes Mark Vinnels, manager of New Vehicle Programmes. “After ,we add the data of 200 different indications we track in 12C, the race cars and P1, these are the technical specifications”.

650S has to be faster than 12C. The numbers we have are 3,0s from 0 to 100 km/h and 8,4s from 0 to 200 km/h. At least these are the numbers McLaren announce for the possibilities of 650S. They are with 0,1s and 0,6s better than these of 12C. But there are not announced yet the times for tour. McLaren has its experience.

Striving to achieve the desired results, they needed more power. More power means better cooling, which means bigger heater, which means changes on the coolers holes, which means changes on the aerodynamics and the whole vicious circle. And all of this because McLaren wanted to take off 0,1s of the time from 0 to 100 km/h. Vinnels explanes: “ The cylinder head is different, stucked between the holes of the exhausting system, to improve the cooling. We have changed the shape of the pistons so the combustion chamber is new to improve the combustion and to have more power.We improve the cooling capacity too which means more energy”.

650s interior

650s interior

The values are the following : 650HP( that’s why the name is 650S) and 678 Nm. It is increased with 25 hp and 78Nm. People who drove it says it is faster. McLaren uses the unnecessary kinetic energy of the engine to release the clutch in transmission and send an extra rotating to the rear wheels. Which means there is no loss of power in acceleration. Clever.

Here is one more thing. Mark Vinnels said that the air flows from place with high pressure to places with low pressure. The greater is the difference of high and low, the faster they flow.  The 650S has higher resistance on the front. This means that the pressure is higher too, and from McLaren have been worked on the pressure reduction under the car. The final result : the air accelerates faster when it flows under the car. Pure pressure.

Instead of the technology and engineering knowledge nested in the 650S, the question is if the design is  really working. Not sure if taking the front of P1 and put it on a car more similar to 12C will bring the needed effect. The diamond cutted rims too, although they take to the standart carbon-ceramic brakes. Not big fan of the new gills on sideways. They may deliver more air but the 12C’s hoods are more elegant.

But who is going to buy it? The coupe 12C costs approx. €215.000 and it is sure that a lot of people pay extra more than € 25000 for options for 12C. Actually, the standart equippment includes carbon-ceramic brakes, Alcantara and camera for rear view, so the deal is good. McLaren says “650S is more profitable, if same levels of equipment are compared. The idea for the car was to be with 5 % better than the 12C in everything.

650s

650s

So,in any relation the 650S replace the 12C. And it it sure that the manufacturing of 12C is prolonged only till the first lot of 650S comes in April. Still hesitating? There is different message from the extra power, bigger brakes and the optional carbon trays of seats (they’re great). 650S is better in all respects.

McLaren deny to step back to the comfort. The changes in pads kept the comfort level, although the way of pads increased with 21%. No sacrifice was made about the noise level, fuel consumption or exhaust emissions. Or anything else. Because McLAren 650S is for irritable, inconsistent, jaunty people. They may will not notice the extra 40% pressure on 240km/h but they will be feeling sure in their car. The feedback from the steering wheel, breaks reaction, all of the immeasurable touch  feelings are improved.

The only suprising thing is that a company, maniac of the details have not invented better name. McLaren is working on the project for 21 months and they best they have done is 650S? Lack of imagination and abstract thinking. According to rumores there was a version for real name. So we guess if there will change it, it will be later. For now we accept it. But only if McLaren manage the electrical bugs that fell on the 12C( another reason 650S be distanced of 12C). In conclusion: this is not the little McLAren that we expected impassionately, but it is for sure successor of 12C. No matther how hard McLaren opposito to this, the car worth to be celebrated.

Data
Price :approx. €215.000
Engine: 3799 cc, V8, 650HP, 678Nm
Dynamics :0-100- 3s; 0-200-8,4s; 333km/h
Gearbox : 7-speed gearbox McLaren SSG with double clutch and advanced switch.
Fuel consumption: 11,7 l/100 km(mixed), 275g/km CO2
Mass :1354 kg
Mclaren 650s

Mclaren 650s

McLaren 650 S & P13 concept

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March 7, 2014
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The car is positioned close to the known MP4-12 C and the expected McLaren P13 ,but includes some new designer elements that we see in the hyper car F1 too, and flying doors ,of course. The lights are LED ,new spoilers and aerodynamic elements increase the cohesion, the hand drive has more sensitive options. Empty, the athlete’s weight is 1330 kg ,the central 8-cylinders engine raises from 0 to 100 km/h for 3 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h-for 8,4 seconds . The maximal speed is fixed on 330 km/h. The V8 engine works with 7-speed automatic transmission, and the power of 650 HP is dominated by ceramic brakes behind the frontal 19’ tires with wheels 235/35 and the rear 20’- 305/30/.So this quickie made 650 S seems to be better than comming McLaren P13 , although the rumors that the two nicknames are for the same car. But lets not forget that the P13 is “lower class” than 650 S !?

Mclaren 650 S vs McLarenP13

Mclaren 650 S vs McLarenP13

McLaren P13 : the shortest weapon of Woking

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March 4, 2014
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In the house McLaren are so satisfied of their new generation of sports car that they already prepare the arrival of new one, named internal the P13.As it is seen on the pictures, it would keep the aesthetics ADN of the P1 but it will have less powerful engine than the MP4-12 C and it will be more affordable.

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The technicians of Woking are immersed in the development proces of the McLaren P13 ,a sports which will have the advanced technology of MP4-12C  and P1 ,but it will be commercialized to more reasonalbe price of this two.So,the world is facing a supercar set to be the most widespread of the mark during the next years and an authentical rival to the Ferrari California,Audi R8,Porsche 911 or Lamborghini Cabrera.

Big surprises are not expected in its aesthetical plan or in its mechanics,wherein a new V6 turbo engine will provide maximal power of 450 hp.The objective of the mark is to create a sports of medium size with central rear engine ,propulsion and empty weight of about 1300 kg.

Its price could be the cherry on top ,so it is believed it will be about €140000 ,i.e €100000 less of the price of its big brother,the MP4 12C.If everything goes normally, the official presentation of McLaren P13 will be at the end of 2014.

Woking on McLaren P13

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February 22, 2014
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The technicians of Woking are immersed in the development proces of the McLaren P13 , a sports which will have the advanced technology of MP4-12C  and P1 ,but it will be commercialized to more reasonalbe price of this two.So,the world is facing a supercar set to be the most widespread of the mark during the next years and an authentical rival to the Ferrari California,Audi R8,Porsche 911 or Lamborghini Cabrera.

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Big surprises are not expected in its aesthetical plan or in its mechanics,wherein a new V6 turbo engine will provide maximal power of 450 hp.The objective of the mark is to create a sports of medium size with central rear engine ,propulsion and empty weight of about 1300 kg.

Its price could be the cherry on top ,so it is believed it will be about €140000 ,i.e €100000 less of the price of its big brother,the MP4 12C.If everything goes normally, the official presentation of McLaren P13 will be at the end of 2014.

McLaren is preparing the arrival of P13 ,its cheapest model

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February 19, 2014
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The British car manufacturer McLaren has planned till the summer 2015 the launch of its new P13, which will be its cheapest sports car.

From now till 2017, McLaren has planned to launch a new model every year.In 2015, the bet of the British dealership is to sell the P13 ,the sports car that will be placed in the lower range of the gamma of the trade  economically.

Initially,the same summer will start the commercialization of the P13 in its coupe version,while it is expected in 2016 the cabrio version.

In this way,the McLaren P13 would become the 3rd model of the British gamma, after the MP4-12 C which meant the recovery of the brand  and the extreme supercar P1-about the hit in the markets.

Regarding the numbers of the auto productions, there are rumores of about  4000 units from the factory per year ,while its direct rivals would be the future Mercedes AMG GT or the most powerful versions of Porsche 911, among others.

Also,regarding the technical aspects ,the company has already leaked some specific features,as the body of carbon fibre adapted ot the 12 C ,or the same engine V8 3,8l and twinturbo but adapted to maximal power of 440 CV.

mclaren-p13-future-2015

No more windshield wipers

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February 15, 2014
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McLaren’s British engineers are working hard on new technological approach to replace the need of windshield  wipers.

Frank Stephenson, the chief designer of the trade confirmed the initiative in interview for the Sunday Times of London..

To achieve this ,the ultrasonic tranducer that converts electrical energy into sound waves of high intensity, is directed to the windshield.The ultrasound waves used in this way are able to remove automatically the dirt,water or even insects on the glass.Without brushes , this  would result in better aerodynamics and better fuel economy.The technology is used in some military applications ,like warplanes.

2015 McLaren P13 is actually the first model which will potentially benefits of system of this type.The P13 will be known better in October 2014 at the Paris Show.

mcLaren-P13-new-technology

Direct attack on the Porsche 911

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February 15, 2014
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mclarenp13-vs-porcheMcLaren launches competitor to the Porsche 911 . The named P13 will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show after one year and will be priced at € 150,000 . This model comes in the price scale between Porsche Carrera S and Turbo. With its design , borrowed from supersport McLaren P1, McLaren P13 seems to be even sportier than its German rival : in the shorter and narrower construction of the carbon platform of McLaren , in the middle lies a simple implementation of the familiar 3.8 – liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine , with 450 hp . The package weighing less than 1400 kg, at least the Coupé . It is planned P13 Spider too . It is expected to sell 2,500 cars per year .

McLaren p13 and all about the new car !

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February 6, 2014
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The first sketch of the McLaren 13 was publicated with new facts including.The presentation of the new model is to resemble the P1 . Also, the McLaren P13 ,which will be presented in the upcoming year in Geneva Show ,has been hunted circuit with extended camuflage which leaves us guessing about the definiive body of the British spectacular supercar.

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The McLaren P13  was presented but as sketch.As you can compare in this link, the new British sport car is very similar to McLaren P1 mthe supercar of the Woking house.The illustration was made by Autovisie with a drawing of the design chief of McLaren, Frank Stephenson.

 

McLaren p13 sketch

McLaren p13 sketch

The model of the brand series is P13 will be  sporty entry-level model with inferior performance of MP4-12C ,and of course ,of McLaren P1. This is a point that has confirmed itself Mike Flewitt ,the executive director of the brand.

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The idea of the responsibles of the brand of Woking is to create a direct rival for the almighty Porsche 911 and they already have it enought advanced ,because they plan to present it in the Geneva Show in 2015. They explained that the strating price of the item will be 145.000 Euros.

 

The sales manager of McLaren Automotive Europe ,David Brimson ,describes the new model as “a sport car with high performance with the same DNA of 12C and P1”. In fact ,The McLaren P13 will use a chassis made of Carbon fiber as the others two cars of the brand.

 

After the first image also has spoken about the engine :a block V8 of 3.8 l twin-turbo able to perform 450 and 500 HP.It is possible to couple automatic gearbox of double clutch and 7 velocities which will allow accelerate of 0-100 km/h for less than 4 seconds and achieve maximal speed of about  300 km/h.

 

Also ,a few days ago was caught in circuit and in these pictures you can see it.This is the first time when McLaren was disturbed to put an extensive camouflage in a test model, which will reveal the definitive shape of its body.This has a serious drawback :it doesn’t allow to see a big quantity of details but it’s true that the car will have very sport style with lateral air intakes and back part which makes echoes like 12C.

 

The new sport supercar of McLaren will be smaller and thinner than the models which are in sale now , so its weight won’t surpass the 1400 kg of the 12C.

There are others options for confirming but true – the working on a convertible variant and one version sportier of Porsche GT 3.

McLaren P13 + spy shot

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February 6, 2014
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McLaren P13 ,the segment of the sport supercars McLaren is coming every time with more sophisticated and evolved products captivating at first sight.

 

McLaren P13 spyshot

McLaren P13 spyshot

After the last launches of Mclaren ,now the first details of the new model named P13 are revealed.It’s about a new supersport car following the tendence of the British manufacturer  and it’s expecting its arrival in the international markets to be realized at the mid of 2015.

 

Whether developing a new supercar makes the British firm count on a wider range of products and it can compete directly with the most exclusive manufacturers of the moment.The P13 has been designed for rivaling the Porsche 911 , so that we are faced to product more compact than usual, but more powerful and swift.

 

Otherwise is known that the McLaren team pretend to star back good balance in the international markets,delivering around 1.200 model per year ,the same number as 2012.In the beggining of the 2015 is  attending  increasing of the number to 4.000 units per year with the appearance of the new P13.

 

A major challenge just short of the top manufacturers and there is no doubt that McLaren is one of them.Its ambition and their risky bets are leading the English firm to the great success.For the moment it seems that the way chosen by McLaren is the right one.