McLaren has completed its three tier model strategy with the global reveal of the first in its Sports Series family: the McLaren 570S Coupé. This pure sports car, with driver optimised layout and electrifying performance, shares its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the range hierarchy. The Sports Series introduces McLaren race-derived technologies and design values to a new segment and audience.
Like every McLaren, the performance of the 570S Coupé is breathtaking. It 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. 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 until 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 McLaren design team has created a shape of beauty highlighted by details such as the rear flying buttresses that increase downforce as well as adding grace, and complex door tendons that direct additional air to cool the mid-mounted V8 engine.
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.
Minimised weight and a turbocharged engine doesn’t just bring great performance. 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.
(2015) McLaren 570S (2dr 2 seat Coupé)
|Brakes||Front callipers, 6 piston
Rear callipers, 4-piston
|Entertainment & Communication||Bluetooth mobile phone prep
4-speaker audio system
Bowers & Wilkins IRIS Surround Sound System
|Exterior||Power adjustable door mirror's
Door mirror's, heated
McLaren Track Telemetry
Carbon Fibre Monocell body structure with aluminium front and rear structures
Steering wheel with leather trim
Steering column, height/reach adjustable
Leather interior trim
Rear view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function
Steering wheel gear shift paddles
Rear view mirror with rain sensor
Nappa leather seats
|Lighting||LED DRL's (daytime running lights)
LED rear tail lights
LED interior lighting
|Mechanical||Open differential with Brake Steer
Carbon Fibre Monocell with aluminium front and rear structures
ESC Electronic Stability Control
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
Front seat passenger airbag deactivation switch
Airbags, driver & front passenger
Park Aid, front & rear parking alert
|Engine Description||V8 petrol engine with dry sump lubrication, petrol direct injection, four-valve technology, DOHC cylinder head.|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||72|
|Recomended Fuel||98 RON|
|Transmission Manufacturer||Graziano Oerlikon|
|Transmission Type||Seamless Shift dual clutch Gearbox (SSG)|
|Torque Min RPM||5000|
|Kerb Weight EU||1313|
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