According to a recent report, McLaren’s entry level sports coupe can be called the 500S.
Till now it was considered, that this vehicle will be badged as P13, but now “Winding Road” says, it might be named 500S. It is set to take on the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Nissan GT-R and the forthcoming Mercedes-AMG GT, the new automobile will be priced at around $180, 000 (136, 000 EUR).
This magazine also says it is a difficult task to predict how the car would look like. CEO McLaren Mike Flewitt has described it as “evolutionary”, while the design director Frank Stephenson was quoted saying, that “Ferraris must look like Ferraris, and Porsches invariably look like Porsches, but there is no fixed formula for a McLaren”.
As it was reported earlier, the 500S likely will be powered by a detuned version of the brand’s 3.8-liter V8 engine with output topping at about 500 PS (368 kW). The model will be getting some of the main features of the 650S, like the central tub, the dashboard and some of its ergonomics.
It is believed the 500S will be received during next year’s Geneva Motor Show with sales starting several months later. It will be offered in three different body styles – coupe, spider and the track focused 500S GTS.