Ahead of the
New York International Auto Show, McLaren have revealed their latest creation
the 570S coupe. The new 570S is set to become the cheapest McLaren to date.
bolted a, 561bhp and 600NM of torque producing, 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 which
they call the M828TE to the middle of car with a 7-speed SSG transmission that
catapults that car from 0-100kmph in 3.2 seconds and 0-200kmph in 9.5 seconds
and onto 328kmph. The new baby McLaren weights only 1,300 kg and has an almost
perfect 50/50 front to back weight distribution thanks to which the power to
weight ratio of the 570S is 427bhp per tonne. McLaren claims that the new 570S
is “The Most Usable McLaren to Date” 10.84kmpl of fuel economy which is amazing
for a supercar producing so much of power.
stuck with their P1 hybrid hypercar ‘shrinkwrapped’ design formula with the
570S more than usual. The front is almost exactly the same at the P1 and the
rear takes similar lines and cues like the single stripe LED tail lights. A
rear flying buttresses that increase downforce and door tendons that direct
additional air to cool the mid-mounted V8 engine. All that power is good, but
in case you’re about to go and crash into a tree, McLaren have thought of that
and given carbon ceramic brakes as standard and grippy, 225/35 R19 at the front
and 285/35 R20 on the rear, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres wrapped around forged
All of this is screwed together on a brand new; all carbon fibre
MonoCell II Chassis which McLaren say is designed for “more everyday use” but
weighs less than 80kg. With more track fiddly
performance things available, McLaren also say that the 570S is good on the
road and the track with independent suspension like the 12C and other handling
The cabin of
the 570S has been designed around the driver. As standard, the sports seats are
leather upholstered but racing seats are optional. The dashboard and steering
wheel are also all leather trimmed with a luggage compartment of 150 litres at
the front, the most usable space of any McLaren to date.
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