McLaren Is About to Introduce Its Wildest Road Car Ever

Code-named P15, McLaren says this is its most track-focused street car.

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Update 11/14/17: McLaren announced today that the P15 would debut online on December 10th at 12:01 AM GMT, so 7:01 EST on the 9th for us in the US. The company also released a new teaser image, and announced that the P15 would make its in-person debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Earlier this year, we heard that McLaren was working on a new addition to its "Ultimate Series" product line. McLaren just confirmed today that this car, codenamed P15, is set to arrive early next year, and that it's the company's most track-focused road car yet. Additionally, McLaren released the teaser image seen below.

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Pictured above: the McLaren P1, the automaker's first "Ultimate Series" product.

So just how track-focused is P15? Here's how McLaren describes it:

"Daily usability is being sacrificed to give the most intensive driver experience around a circuit. Its design, described as brutal, will be the purest expression yet of the company’s ‘form follows function’ philosophy."
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P15 will come in addition to McLaren's three-seat hypercar, codenamed BP23, which is set to arrive in the coming years. Like the BP23, all the P15s McLaren intends to build are already spoken for.

McLaren didn't reveal any other details on the car, but Autocar reported earlier this year that it'll be based around the company's carbon fiber "Monocell 2" monocoque first used for the 720S. Interestingly, P15 is said to use a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, rather than the new 4.0-liter of the 720S. Autocar said it'll make around 789 hp, weigh under 2900 lbs, and it'll be quicker than the P1. Its body will be made from carbon fiber, and there'll only be a minimal amount of luggage space.

McLaren confirmed that we'll see the P15—which will receive a different name—in the flesh in the first quater of 2018. That means it'll make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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