McLaren has unveiled its first Sports Series model, the 570S Coupe ahead of its official debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. It joins the Super Series and Ultimate Series that sits above it in the model range.
Like its name suggests, the 570S is powered by an evolution of the 3.8-litre twin turbo engine producing 570PS (419kW) at 7,400rpm and 600Nm of torque at 5,000-6,500rpm. According to McLaren, 30 per cent of the car’s engine is bespoke to the new model.
It will propel the 570S from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, while 200km/h is reached in just 9.5 seconds, en route to a top speed of 328km/h.
McLaren says the Coupe is the first body style to be shown in the Sports Series, suggesting a Spider is on the cards. It sits on a unique carbon fibre chassis specially developed for the model with a focus on day-to-day usability, with improved ingress and egress from the cabin. Weighing less than 80kg, it contributes to the car’s dry weight of 1,313kg, almost 150kg lighter than its closest competitor.
Inside, the 570S comes standard with leather sports seats (racing seats are optional), leather trimmed dashboard and a new TFT digital instrument cluster that changes its configuration depending on driving mode.
McLAREN 570S TECHNICAL STATISTICS
|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||419kW (570PS) @ 7,400 rpm|
|Torque||600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm|
|Transmission||7 Speed SSG|
|Economy||9.22L/100km (25.5 mpg) (EU combined)|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Dry weight||1,313 kg (2,895 lb) with lightweight options|
|Weight distribution||42 / 58|