McLaren 570S Coupé unveiled

McLaren says the new 570S Coupé is intended to deliver every-day usability and practicality. So, in other words, it’s destined to become a direct rival to Porsche’s 911.

The 570S is the first member of an ‘entry level’ Sports Series family. This joins the existing Super Series and Ultimate Series as a third product line for McLaren’s rapidly expanding road car range.

McLaren 570S Coupé (2016) Front Side

Built around a lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis structure clad in ‘superformed’ aluminium body panels, the two-seat, mid-engine 570S features carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive damping and a Brake Steer system.

However, unlike the 650S and 675LT Super Series models, traditional front and rear anti-roll bars are fitted. Recognising the car’s multi-purpose role, the suspension set-up offers a choice of Normal, Sport and Track modes.

Confirmed price tags of £143,250 and $184,900 for the UK and USA respectively mean the 570S is going to cost roughly the same as a 911 Turbo S. Unsurprisingly, the McLaren’s key stats are also a close match:

Model McLaren
570S Coupé
Porsche
911 Turbo S
UK price £143,250 £142,120
Engine 3.8 litre V8,
twin-turbo
3.8 litre F6,
twin-turbo
Power 562 bhp
(419 kW / 570 PS)
552 bhp
(412 kW / 560 PS)
Torque 600 Nm (443 lb/ft) 700 Nm (516 lb/ft)
(750 Nm (553 lb/ft) on overboost)
Transmission 7-speed sequential,
rear-wheel drive
7-speed sequential,
all-wheel drive
0-62 mph (100 km/h) 3.2 secs 3.1 secs
Top speed 204 mph
(328 km/h)
197 mph
(318 km/h)
Combined cycle 25.5 mpg
(11.1 l/100km)
29.1 mpg
(9.7 l/100km)
CO2 emissions 258 g/km 227 g/km

When sales begin later this year, the 570S Coupé is going to be accompanied by the slightly less powerful 540C Coupé. Technical details for the latter have yet to be revealed, but McLaren has already stated that 540C prices will start from £126,000.

McLaren 570S Coupé (2016) Rear SideMcLaren 570S Coupé (2016) Interior 1

McLaren 570S Coupé (2016) Interior 2McLaren 570S Coupé (2016) Side

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