The McLaren 570S is a entry level sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It was unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. McLaren predicts the model will help triple the company’s sales volume by 2020, with UK pricing scheduled at £143,250, whilst North American pricing is starting estimated at US $180,000.
The car is powered by a new iteration of the 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine already used in the McLaren 650S and P1, designated M838T E with thirty percent of the parts redesigned.
Arranged in the car as a rear-mid engine configuration, it delivers 562 brake horsepower (419 kW) through a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
570S front view
A total weight of 1,313 kilograms (2,895 lb) gives the 570S a power to weight ratio of 428 brake horsepower (319 kW) per tonne, delivering a fuel economy of 25.5 miles per imperial gallon (11.1 L/100 km; 21.2 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 258 g/km.
570S rear view
McLaren focused on delivering “day-to-day usability and driveability” against the most sporting model options in its range with increased luggage space, greater interior storage and leather upholstery options.
McLaren 570S starts at $219,750 in Canada.
At the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, the entry level McLaren Sports Series car named 540C was unveiled with 533 brake horsepower (397 kW).
540C front view
This new entry level model focuses on “day-to-day usability and driveability” even more than that of the 570S with improved city driving and ride quality.
540C rear view
The 540C is cheaper than the 570S at only £126,000 and went on sale shortly after its Shanghai debut.
The 540C is not available in the US due to McLaren wanting to focus on the more powerful 570S model for the US market.
McLaren prices 540C from $196,500 in Canada
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, McLaren showed off another addition to the Sport Series and 570 lineup. The 570GT is the less track focused, and more road trip worthy 570.
The 570GT sports a side opening cargo hatch above the mid-mounted engine for additional cargo space, has slightly softer suspension settings and has improved sound insulation.
570S GT4 and Sprint
570GT front view
Announced online in early 2016, and making their public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint are track modified iterations of the 570S. McLaren disclosed shortly after the announcement, that the track cars were built alongside their base model. Changes include a brand new air jack suspension system, racing style aero package, and center-lock magnesium alloys wrapped in Pirelli slicks. McLaren also added a brand new race style cooling system and radiator, but the powertrain remained unchanged.
570GT rear view
The GT4 made its racing debut at the British GT Championship in April 2016. The 570S Sprint has been made commercially available for customers. The Sprint was built alongside the GT4 counterpart, but without the FIA restrictions required in GT4. Ordered Sprint models will supposedly begin arriving to customers in early 2017.
The 570GT will carry an MSRP of US$201,450,
PRICE In Canada $236,400