Racing is at the heart of every McLaren. That heritage is prominent in the brand’s new Sports Series. The first vehicle in the series is the McLaren 570S Coupé.
While the 570s shares race-derived technologies and design cues with vehicles higher in the McLaren hierarchy, this car is an evolution in the design direction for the brand. The McLaren’s face, for example, is sharpened on the 570sS for a more aggressive and aerodynamic look. Large ultra-bright LED headlamps flank a sculpted hood, and the intricately designed doors possess a three-dimensional form including a ‘floating’ door tendon which houses a discreet door button. The rear of the car is clean and uncluttered, with LED light blade rear lamps that follow the form of the sculpted panels. The twin exhausts exit below the rear bumper, either side of a newly designed and highly intricate rear diffuser.
The Sports Series has its own newly-developed suspension system ensuring enhanced levels of driver engagement and refinement on both road and track. It uses independent adaptive dampers with front and rear anti-rollbars and dual wishbones, with the set up controlled by the familiar ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ handling settings. In ‘Normal’ mode, the system provides a refined yet engaging ride, while the ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ settings allow the 570S to become more track-focused when required.
The Sports Series features an evolution of the 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine, named M838TE. It produces 562 Hp at 7,400 rpm, and 443 lb-ft of torque at 5,000-6,500 rpm. With a top speed of 204 mph, the 570S accelerates from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Power is delivered through a seven-speed SSG transmission and transferred to the road through the rear wheels. The 570S also delivers excellent fuel efficiency and emissions for a car that is also a member of the 200mph club, with an estimated fuel economy of 25.5 mpg.
Like every McLaren, the cabin of the 570S has been designed around the driver, with a clear focus on engagement, visibility, and functionality. As standard, the sports seats are leather upholstered – racing seats are optional – offering a high level of long-distance comfort and support. The dashboard and steering wheel are also all leather trimmed.
The 570S is equipped with a full infotainment system including an all-new TFT digital instrument cluster that changes configuration according to driving mode, a seven-inch IRIS touchscreen, now with integrated climate control functionality, Bluetooth connectivity, and DAB digital / SIRIUS satellite radio, mounted on a ‘floating’ center console.
McLaren designers have created a range of ‘By McLaren’ bespoke interior specifications, similar to those also available on the 675LT, teaming carefully selected colors and materials designed to best showcase the stylish cabin space and co-ordinate with each exterior paint color. In addition to this, a McLaren Audio Plus 8-Speaker Upgrade System and bespoke Bowers & Wilkins 12-Speaker Premium Audio System with 1280W surround sound upgrade is also available for the ultimate audio experience.
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