The Mclaren 570S and McLaren’s Plan for the Future

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So, just hours ago McLaren made its debut in Abudhabi and about 3 days ago it made its debut at the New York Auto Show.  The main aim behind the McLaren 570s was to produce a superfast supercar that is kind of affordable and produced in high volume for the first time.

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The thing is; McLaren is going to make an entire Sports Series lineup to follow, with extra body styles and a more affordable line-up with specifications to boot. Expect the McLaren 540C to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show pretty soon, which should make for an exciting event.

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The price is set to be $184,900 or £126,000 or Aed 660,000 depending on where you live. Chances are you might be purchasing a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Nissan GTR or an Audi R8 for that kind of money – most of which are direct competitors to the McLaren 570S. Prices are not fully confirmed yet, but it should be a bit less not more than what we got.

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The McLaren 570S will be part of a three tire model strategy that boasts the Super Series and Ultimate Series range, with the Sports Series being the most affordable model to wear a McLaren badge till date yet keeping all the core values of the brand intact.

The models range from the 540C with 533 hp , the 570S with 526 hp, the 625C and the 650S all of which offer different performance values and figures.

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McLAREN 570S: A NEW BENCHMARK FOR THE SPORTS CAR MARKET PREMIERES IN NEW YORK

· Sports Series completes the McLaren three tier model range, priced from $184,900
· Highest power and lightest car in the sports car segment by almost 150 kg (331 lbs) means a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 434PS per ton (5 lbs per hp)
· Two examples of the 570S unveiled in New York showcase some of the customization options available with the new ‘By McLaren’ designer interiors

The all-new McLaren Sports Series brings McLaren race-derived technologies and supercar driving exhilaration to the sports car market for the first time. Launching with two power outputs, the Sports Series offers class-leading performance, lightweight construction including a carbon fiber chassis, recognizable McLaren design values and a comprehensive specification list. Pricing for the higher-powered 570S, shown for the first time at the New York International Auto Show, will retail from $184,900 USD. Global deliveries of the Sports Series will commence later this year.

The latest addition to the McLaren range completes the three tier model strategy alongside the Super Series and Ultimate Series. The Sports Series is the most usable and attainable model to wear a McLaren badge to date, but it retains the core design and dynamic focus that ensure it is still worthy of the iconic name. Weighing as low as 1,313kg (2,895 lbs), thanks in part to the unique lightweight carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis, the Sports Series is almost 150kg (331 lbs) lighter than its closest rival. Power is provided by an evolution of the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine with 30 percent new components. This ensures electrifying performance, with the 570S boasting a class-leading power-to-weight figure of 434PS per ton (5 lbs per hp). At the same time, the interior is more tailored around day-to-day usability, with optimized access, greater levels of stowage space and more refinement.

The covers were pulled from a pair of 570S Coupes in dramatic fashion to premiere two new ‘By McLaren’ color specifications, highlighting the levels of customization available. The Ventura Orange model showed a more track-focus, with extensive exterior carbon fiber upgrades, optional stealth-finished five-spoke lightweight wheel option and two-tone sports interior, while the Blade Silver model debuted a more luxurious specification with saddle tan interior and the 10-spoke super lightweight wheels.

“The new Sports Series is aimed at a new audience for McLaren,” explains Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. “It’s the first time we’ve competed in the sports car as opposed to the supercar market. As with all McLaren models, we have prioritized performance, driving engagement and exhilaration. It is a totally driver focused car, with excellent ergonomics and visibility, and a class-leading driving position. This is also the most day-to-day usable, practical and attainable McLaren we’ve ever made. It is a dramatic and beautiful sports car.”

McLAREN 570S TECHNICAL STATISTICS

PERFORMANCE

0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)                        3.2 seconds

0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)                      9.5 seconds

Top speed                                           328 km/h (204 mph)

Power-to-weight                                 434PS per tonne

 

ENGINE & POWERTRAIN

Engine Configuration                           V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc

Power                                                 570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,400 rpm

Torque                                                 600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm

Transmission                                       7 Speed SSG

CO2                                                      258 g/km

Economy                                             25.5 mpg / 9.22 l/100 km (EU combined)

 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Dry weight                                          1,313 kg (2,895 lb) with lightweight options

Weight distribution                               42 / 58

Length                                                 4,530mm

Width                                                   2,095mm

Height                                                  1,202mm

For McLaren prices and specs in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the United States visit our complete car buyer guide.

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