McLaren has just revealed the new 570S Coupe, the company’s first model in their Sports Series, in a press release issued today. With the introduction of the 570S, they have completed their three tier model strategy.
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The 570S is powered by the M838TE twin-turbo V8 engine, which now has 30% new components. Power received from the engine is rated at 562 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the car’s mid-engine rear-wheel drive layout and it will rocket from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and 0-124 mph in 9.5 seconds. The 570S will top out at 204 mph.
McLaren has also redesigned the Monocell II chassis to have a more “day-to-day” focus. Entering and exiting the 570S is much easier with this new chassis, as opposed to its hypercar relative, which has a large door sill. Overall, the car weighs in at a total of 2,895 lbs, which is 330 lbs lighter than its closest competitor.
On the outside, the 570S has the signature ‘McLaren’ face found on the 650S and P1. This face is comprised of a sweeping front fascia and the large LED headlights. Along the sides, the dihedral doors direct airflow into the side intakes and underneath the flying buttresses.
Go around to the back, and the 570S is clean and very uncluttered. The LED light blade rear lights follow the form of the body panels and are similar to the ones found on the P1. A dual exhaust system is found below the rear bumper, on either side of the rear diffuser.
The cabin of the 570S has a focus on day-to-day life with plenty of space and lush leather. Leather upholstered seats come standard, while racing seats are optional. Storage space in the front luggage bay is plentiful thanks to the intelligently designed cabin.
A full infotainment center includes an all-new TFT figital instrument cluster and a seven-inch IRIS touchscreen that driver’s can use to control driving modes, climate control, SIRIUS satellite radio and more.
McLaren is putting a lot on the shoulders of the 570S. Instead of the super model automobiles they have been known for, the English automaker is entering the sports car market with this new model. Does the car have a promising future? We most certainly think so, and we can’t wait to see it in person.
McLaren will be announcing further details regarding the car at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.