McLaren's chief executive Mike Flewitt has provided new details about the firm's upcoming entry-level model codenamed P13.

McLaren's chief executive Mike Flewitt has provided new details about the firm's upcoming entry-level model codenamed P13.

The vehicle is being developed as a direct competitor for the Porsche 911 and will be unveiled at next year's Geneva Motor Show with a 120,000 GBP price tag. It will adopt the same carbon fiber composite chassis as the 12C and P1 while power will be provided by the familiar V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine generating anywhere between 450 bhp (335 kW) and 500 bhp (373 kW).

Output will be put to the ground via a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission which will grant the P13 with a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in less than 4 seconds before topping out at approximately 185 mph (298 km/h).

The McLaren P13 will be smaller and lighter than the 1,400 kg 12C and is being characterized by the British marque as a "pure driver's car" with the styling reportedly being inspired by the range-topping P1. Following the coupe's launch, McLaren will add a Spider variant as well as a more radical stripped-out derivative to take on the Porsche 911 GT3.