McLaren - 570S Coupe/Spyder Price: £143,250
Last Updated On: 14/05/2018
The new McLaren 570S Coupé is the first of two models to be launched in the Sports Series, which will be a pure sports car, and a pure McLaren. Sharing its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the range hierarchy, the Sports Series offers class-leading performance, lightweight construction including a carbon fibre chassis, recognisable McLaren design values and a comprehensive specification list. It also introduces McLaren race-derived technologies and deasign values to a new segment and audience.
The 570S Coupé features an evolution of the 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine, named M838TE, with 30 percent of components bespoke to the new model. Producing 570PS (562 bhp) at 7,400 rpm, and 600Nm (443 lb ft) of torque at 5,000-6,500 rpm combined with light weight construction gives a class leading power-to-weight ratio of 434PS per tonne. The 570S accelerates from 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, while 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in just 9.5 seconds with the pace not letting up till the car reaches a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph).
Power is delivered through a seven-speed SSG transmission, and transferred to the road through the rear wheels. This power is brought under control with standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes, fitted behind a newly designed range of forged alloy wheel options with P Zero™ Corsa tyres as standard from McLaren technical partner, Pirelli – 225/35/R19 on the front and 285/35/R20 on the rear.
The 570S is also available as an open top Spyder model and features a metal folding roof that can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds at speeds of up to 25mph (40km/h). Mechanical specification, power output and performance figures are similiar to those of its Coupé sibling. (see images 5 to 8).