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500HP McLaren Sports Series Snow Drifts in Teaser Video

New Model Set to Debut at the New York Auto Show

Jason Udy
Mar 5, 2015

While it’s no secret McLaren is working on a model below the 650S and 675LT (and Asia-only 625C), the British automaker teased the new Sport Series model in a video at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show ahead of the new car’s reveal at the New York auto show next month.

In the video, a camouflaged McLaren Sports Series coupe can be seen drifting through the snow. While few details can be made out, the new model’s overall shape bares a resemblance to the 650S, 675LT, and P1 models. The new McLaren Sports Series model will fill the lowest rung of the automaker’s recently announced three-tier model strategy and compete against the likes of higher-end Porsche 911 models as well as the Mercedes-AMG GT and next Nissan GT-R, among others.

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McLaren Sports Series screen shot 1 Photo 2/2   |   McLaren Sports Series screen shots

The McLaren 650S, 675LT, and 625C sit in the automaker’s Super Series of cars, while the P1 and track-only P1 GTR fill out the Ultimate Series. Like the automaker’s existing models, the McLaren Sport Series model will feature a carbon fiber chassis and mid-engine 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 expected to be detuned to around 500 hp. Pricing is rumored to start around $180,000.

Source: McLaren Automotive

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