McLaren has announced it has no intentions of chasing volumes by working on a cheaper model to go up against the Porsche Cayman.

The Woking-based automaker says it’s not willing to move further downmarket to prepare a more affordable model that would go up against the likes of Boxster/Cayman duo. The main reason is because such a model would not be “exclusive enough” to be fit for a McLaren. These are the words of chief designer, Robert Melville, who went on to specify the 540C/570S will remain the company’s entry-level model.

Speaking of the 570S, Melville said it was developed for people in the market for a sportscar that can be used on a daily basis. It’s only available as a coupe now, but will be joined in 2017 by a 570S Spider. Before chopping off its roof, the coupe will be stretched to create a more practical 570S GT due next year with a 2+2 layout and a design that will be significantly different.

Also in the works is a limited-run 675LT Spider spied recently ahead of next year’s launch. Don’t get your hopes up too high for a P1 successor in the near future as McLaren has already announced it “needs to be a technical step-change” and will be introduced after the end of the decade.


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