McLaren have unveiled the fearsome looking 570S coupe ahead of its debut at the New York International Auto Show on the 1st April.
As with every McLaren, the numbers are staggering. This is the kind of car that will melt your heart and blow your socks off, all at the same time.
The names comes from the 570PS (562bhp) the 3.8-litre V8 engine produces and the car will accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62mph) in 3.2 seconds. The pace doesn’t let up until the top speed of 328 kph (204 mph) is reached. The power-to-weight ratio is particularly impressive with 434PS per tonne, putting it at the top of its class.
The Sports Series features an evolution of the 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine, named M838TE, with 30 percent of components bespoke to the new model. Engineered by McLaren, it produces 570PS (562 bhp) at 7,400 rpm, and 600Nm (443 lb ft) of torque at 5,000-6,500 rpm. Power is delivered through a seven-speed SSG transmission, and transferred to the road through the rear wheels.
This power is brought under control with standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes, fitted behind a newly designed range of forged alloy wheel options with P Zero™ Corsa tyres as standard from McLaren technical partner, Pirelli – 225/35/R19 on the front and 285/35/R20 on the rear.
The unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has been newly designed with more of a focus on day-to-day usability, offering improved ingress and egress from the cabin. It is incredibly strong and stiff yet weighs less than 80kg, offering optimum levels of protection. This lightweight structure, and the use of aluminium body panels, contributes to a dry weight of as low as 1,313kg (2,895lbs), almost 150kg lighter than its closest competitor.
McLaren are pegging this car as ‘the most usable McLaren to date’ so on top of the performance, you get a car that’s comfortable enough to take to the shops with enough space for a few bags of food (and wine) too.
What do you think of the McLaren 570S coupe?