With a new fleet of hypercars coming from Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz, it looks like McLaren is determined not to get left out of the mix. According to the folks at Autocar, the next addition to McLaren’s Ultimate Series will be a road-going but track-focused monster that’s currently called P15.
The team at McLaren won’t confirm the development of the car, but Autocar claims customers are already trying to get on a list to buy one of these limited-production hypercars. There could also be a reveal as early as this year but at a private customer event, with an auto show debut potentially happening in Geneva.
Powering this track weapon, according to Autocar, will be McLaren’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, but the new 4.0-liter V8 that debuted with the 720S might make more sense considering the car’s track-oriented performance demands. The 720S supercar’s 710-hp 4.0-liter V8 is close to the projected 789-hp target.
The car’s rear wing will be, reportedly, “huge” in the standard version of the car, with a GTR version likely doubling down on the car’s aggressive aerodynamics. If you’re unfamiliar with how creative McLaren is getting with its aero, check out the unbelievable details on the 720S in the gallery above.
Of course, by the time this car sees a McLaren dealer, the name won’t be P15. The rumored internal name is a play on McLaren’s most recent hypercar, the P1, which McLaren derived from the legendary F1. The Ultimate Series will also feature an F1-inspired three-seat hyper GT.
Autocar expects the car to start around 700K pounds, which at current exchange rates is $913K; hopefully, it’ll show up for the 2019 model year.