When we learned the McLaren 570S specs, we were awestruck at the first model in their Sports Series. We have driven and sold many examples of this proper British supercar, so here is all you need to know about it.
McLaren 570S Engine
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 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and 0-100 mph in 6.0 seconds. The 570S will top out at 204 mph, making many of us wonder if their power ratings are a bit conservative.
Because an engine so powerful in such a light car is a recipe for calamity, the McLaren 570S specs include a complex torque management system. Torque is progressive by RPM, MPH, and which gear the transmission is in. The wastegates are fully electronic, and they have precise control over boost pressure. If you need more, the aftermarket has proven the engine capable of more boost and higher RPM. Starting with a muffler delete, you will be able to unlock the true potential of your McLaren 570S.
McLaren 570S Review
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. As the flagship of their Sports Series, the McLaren 570S specs do not include the complex hydraulic suspension of their upper-level cars. Because it has traditional coil springs with A-arms, the car is very predictable at the limit.
We have had dozens of opportunities behind the wheel of a McLaren 570S. It nearly unanimous that it can be used as a perfect daily driver. It has armrests, cup holders and great visibility thanks to the vertical rear glass. Turning off all the traction and stability controls transforms it into a drift machine. At the expense of your rear tires, the McLaren 570S will perform a smoke show of unprecedented magnitude.
McLaren 570S Design
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. The vertical rear glass offers great visibility and none of the claustrophobia of other brands.
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. Solid color is standard, but the optional 2-tone finish has a black roof. Up front is a large cargo hold that is perfect for a long trip.
McLaren 570S Interior
The cabin of the McLaren 570S specs are focused 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.The door sill is much lower than the Super Series cars, making the 570S a perfect choice for a daily driver.
A full infotainment center includes an all-new TFT digital instrument cluster and a seven-inch IRIS touchscreen that drivers can use to control driving modes, climate control, SIRIUS satellite radio and more. Careful attention was paid to ergonomics, with the center console and control panels within perfect distance.
McLaren 570S Specs:
Horsepower: 562 hp
Torque: 442 lb-ft
0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds
0-100 mph: 6.0 seconds
1/4 Mile: 10.33 @ 134 mph
Top Speed: 204 mph
Weight: 2,895 lbs
McLaren 570S Price
If you are interested in McLaren’s latest Sports Series, the baseMclaren 570S price is $188,600. Of course, this doesn’t include any of the wild customizations offered by McLaren Special Operations. Most McLaren 570S specs include at least one or two options, and the more popular options include: body-color seatbelts, painted calipers, car cover, carbon interior accents, luxury pack, Nappa leather, stealth exhaust tips, and 10-spoke forged wheels. A combination like this would be around $224,000. The beauty of the deal is that you can order it exactly to your liking, and no special request will be denied.
Thanks to economies of scale, dealers have more room to negotiate on the McLaren 570S price. The car has been in constant production since December of 2015, and it has become the backbone of their lineup. This also offers peace of mind, since any potential bugs or flaws have long since been corrected.
McLaren 570S Brakes
Stopping is a major consideration in a car this fast, so the McLaren 570S specs include six-piston calipers up front and 4-pistons on the rear. The rotors are carbon ceramic, with no option for cast iron. The aftermarket has made a retrofit kit for those who want to race, and it includes 4 iron rotors with aluminum hats. The best feature of the 570S brakes is their ability to rotate the car through a corner. Depending on which driving mode you are in, the system slows the inside wheels when cornering. Not only does it improve safety, it is another seamless system at work for you.
McLaren 570S Transmission
Because the mid-mounted V8 is in a north-south position, a unique transaxle was required to send power to the rear wheels. Graziano in Italy stepped up and delivered a Seamless Shift 7-Speed Dual Clutch automatic. You will hear the shift but you won’t feel it when cruising. Select one of the active performance modes, and this gearbox gets brutal. It’s almost like they race in Formula1 every weekend…
The compact gearbox was designed in cooperation with Graziano. As a major supplier of transmissions for all brands, they have since updated the internals for the newer models based on the McLaren 570S. These are backwards compatible should you desire quicker shifts.
McLaren 570S Standout Features
McLaren is putting a lot on the shoulders of the 570S. Instead of the supermodel automobiles, they have been known for, the English automaker is entering the sports car market with this new model. No other coupe in this category offers a 12-speaker 1,280 watt Bowers & Wilkins audio system. No less than 13 colors for interior leather. The McLaren 570S Specs also include a one-piece cockpit is named MonoCell2, and it only weighs 176 lbs. This is just one of the ways it is able to achieve 25 miles per gallon. The instrument display offers several display modes to keep the essential information in view.
For those who truly want their McLaren 570S to standout, the coachbuilders at McLaren Special Operations are up to the task. They treat each car as a blank canvas. Taking inspiration from the customer’s wildest dreams, a McLaren 570S by MSO can range from custom paint to exposed carbon fiber. It also unlocks an interior of your choosing. Allowing MSO to build your car will get you invited to McLaren’s most exclusive events and opportunities only offered to their most valuable customers.
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