2016 McLaren 570S: Sport to the bone
Launching with two power outputs, the Sports Series offers class-leading performance, lightweight construction including a carbon fiber chassis, recognizable McLaren design values and a comprehensive specification list. Pricing for the higher-powered 570S, shown for the first time at the New York International Auto Show, will retail from $184,900. The latest addition to the McLaren range completes the three tier model strategy alongside the Super Series and Ultimate Series.
The Sports Series is the most usable and attainable model to wear a McLaren badge to date, but it retains the core design and dynamic focus that ensure it is still worthy of the iconic name. Weighing as low as 1,313kg (2,895 lbs), thanks in part to the unique lightweight carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis, the Sports Series is almost 150kg (331 lbs) lighter than its closest rival. Power is provided by an evolution of the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine with 30 percent new components.
This ensures electrifying performance, with the 570S boasting a class-leading power-to-weight figure of 434PS per ton (5 lbs per hp). At the same time, the interior is more tailored around day-to-day usability, with optimized access, greater levels of stowage space and more refinement.
The covers were pulled from a pair of 570S Coupes in dramatic fashion to premiere two new 'By McLaren' color specifications, highlighting the levels of customization available. The Ventura Orange model showed a more track-focus, with extensive exterior carbon fiber upgrades, optional stealth-finished five-spoke lightweight wheel option and two-tone sports interior, while the Blade Silver model debuted a more luxurious specification with saddle tan interior and the 10-spoke super lightweight wheels. ■
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