McLaren unveils latest “sports car” model – the 570S

McLaren has completed its three tier model strategy with the global reveal of the first in its Sports Series family: the McLaren 570S Coupé.

According to the  Woking outfit, the new sports car, shares its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the range hierarchy, introducing McLaren race-derived technologies and design values to a new segment and audience.

The performance of the 570S Coupé combines, as its names suggests, a power output of 570PS (562bhp) with light weight construction to give “a class leading power-to-weight ratio of 434PS per tonne.”

McLaren has launched its new sports car, the 570S.
McLaren has launched its new sports car, the 570S.

The 570S accelerates from 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, while 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in just 9.5 seconds with the pace not letting up till the car reaches a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph).

The Coupé is the first bodystyle to be shown in the Sports Series, highlighting the latest evolution of the McLaren design philosophy.  The ‘shrinkwrapped’, aerodynamically-optimised form will be seen in public for the first time at the 115th New York International Auto Show.

The unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has been newly designed with more of a focus on day-to-day usability. 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 has launched its new sports car, the 570S.
McLaren has launched its new sports car, the 570S.

The 570S also delivers excellent fuel efficiency and emissions for car that is also a member of the 200mph club, with fuel economy of 25.5mpg on the EU combined cycle, and emissions of 258g/km.  For the US market, this means exemption from gas guzzler tax.

Further details of the McLaren 570S will be confirmed following the global reveal, which will take place on Wednesday, April 1 at the New York International Auto Show.

McLAREN 570S TECHNICAL STATISTICS

PERFORMANCE

0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.2 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) 9.5 seconds
Top speed 328 km/h (204 mph)
Power-to-weight 434PS per tonne

ENGINE & POWERTRAIN

Engine Configuration V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc
Power 570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,400 rpm
Torque 600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm
Transmission 7 Speed SSG
CO2 258 g/km
Economy 25.5 mpg 9.22 l/100 km (EU combined)

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Dry weight 1,313 kg (2,895 lb) with lightweight options
Weight distribution 42 / 58
Length 4,530mm
Width 2,095mm
Height 1,202mm