A McLaren representative has announced the Sports Series will make its world premiere in April 2015 at the New York Auto Show.

A McLaren representative has announced the Sports Series will make its world premiere in April 2015 at the New York Auto Show.

It was only yesterday when we shared the first batch of spy images depicting McLaren's entry-level model and now company CEO Mike Flewitt has revealed plans to bring the car to next year's New York Auto Show kicking off on April 1 with the press preview. While the 650S Coupe carries a starting price of about $270,000 in United States, the Sports Series (previously known as P13) will begin at somewhere in the region of $180,000.

Technical specifications are not available at this point but the base McLaren will likely get the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine which will be detuned to under the 600 HP (441 kW) mark. The attached spy images show a significantly different design but still true to McLaren's recent models such as the 625C, 650S and the flagship P1.

McLaren wants to sell 2,000 units of the Sports Series in 2016, a figure which according to Flewitt will not affect the brand's image of being a "very exclusive company."

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