The McLaren 570S falls between the McLaren 540C and McLaren 650S Spider in the model range. The 650S Spider is part of the Super Series, and also the only convertible McLaren we currently have available, and the 540C and the 570S are both in the Sports Series. The 570S looks very similar to the 540C, but is in fact a more powerful version.
In the Sports Series models McLaren is using the same carbon fibre construction as they are in the Formula 1™ race cars as well as their higher end supercars. The McLaren 570S is built on a MonoCell II chassis, which weights just 75 kg. The engine in the 570S is a 3.8-litre mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V8, and the McLaren 570S offers one of the best power-to-weight ratio of any sports car in its class.
You get 562 bhp at 7,400 rpm and 600 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h takes just 3.2 seconds – this is a number many supercars that cost at least double are capable of – and top speed is 328 km/h. You can call it a low budget McLaren if you want, and if McLaren wishes to put it in their sports car category – sure. What we see is a car with supercar performance though.
It is not slow, and it is more than just the average sports car.
From the Active Dynamics Panel you can choose a driving mode that suits the current driving conditions best – Normal, Sport or Track. The McLaren 570S is like the 540C designed to be an everyday sports car, offering a little more space for luggage and inside the cabin. The car is so well equipped that you will hopefully not be missing a thing on your tour.
This car is definitely an exotic sight on the streets of Europe, and a great choice if you want to experience something a little different on your driving tour, without having to sacrifice on comfort.
Official site: cars.mclaren.com/sports-series/570s