McLaren has completed its three tier model strategy with the global reveal of the first in its Sports Series family: the McLaren 570S Coupé. This pure sports car (the first in its Sport Series), with driver optimised layout and serious performance figures, shares its DNA with the McLaren Super Series (650S) and Ultimate Series (P1) that sit above it in the range hierarchy. The Sports Series introduces McLaren race-derived technologies and design values to a new segment and audience, one they hope will attract Porsche 911 buyers.
The mid-engine rear wheel care is named after its power output of 570S (564bhp) and pushes McLaren’s innovative design philosophy. The unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has been designed with more of a focus on day-to-day usability but also includes definitive sports car details such as the rear flying buttresses to increase downforce and carbon ceramic breaks as standard.
The Sports Series builds on the famous McLaren 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine with 30% of the engine made up of new components. The 570S will accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds, while 200 km/h is reached in just 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 328 km/h.
Pricing will be around £140,000 for the base coupe model in the UK (about $A270,000), but the 570S will be priced above $300,000 in Australia, most likely between the 911 Turbo ($366,500) and Turbo S ($444,900).