McLaren reveals new P15 extreme

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The British manufacturer is said to add the new P15 to its lineup of cars. It’s said to be the most extreme McLaren ever.

The P15 will sit below the P1 in terms of McLaren’s hierarchy, but the engineers were given free reign to make the P15 the most track-ready car in the stable. So fast is the P15, it’s only beaten by the P1 GTR around a track. Which track that is exactly, we’re not sure.

The 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 has been beefed up to produce 590 kW, more than the P1 before electrification, and the weight cut to just 1 300 kg. McLaren also expects this P15 to match, if not beat, the P1’s 0-100 kph time of 2.7 seconds.

The sketch above has been produced by Autocar as a rendering of what the car could look like when it is revealed later this year. Subsequently, the P15 will make its official debut at the Geneva motor show in March 2018.

As a result of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG Project One, McLaren has been forced to push the boundaries of both performance and design. We look forward to seeing how the real-life numbers of the P15 stack up at the official reveal.

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