When McLaren introduced the 570S at the New York International Auto Show in 2015, it was with the intention of tripling consumer sales within 5 years. This, after all, is a McLaren sports car that is more modestly priced. It was configured so even the most discriminating owner could feel comfortable driving this impressive automobile daily. While the brand has always been focused on power and performance, the 570S adds just a dash more practicality in its design with increased luggage space and interior storage. This provides what McLaren calls more “day-to-day usability and drivability”. The 570S, however, should not be confused as the family driver. The 570S is a world-class, two-seat sports car with McLaren racing DNA through and through. It features dramatic aerodynamic styling, the McLaren trademark dihedral doors, and a teardrop cockpit.
Power and Performance
The rear-mid engine configuration of the includes the throaty, 570S M838T E 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged, V8 engine. Paired with its 7 speed, dual clutch transmission, the 570S generates 563 hp and 443 ft-lb of torque. This combination propels the 570S from 0-62 in a spry 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph. All of this power is kept under control with a sophisticated suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. This McLaren owes much of its speed to the automaker’s almost obsessive focus on weight minimization including the use of the Carbon Monocell II chassis. The 570S has a dry weight of just 2989 lbs, allowing it to average about 21.2 mpg.
McLaren was born on the track and has become one of the most successful racing teams of all time. As well as winning an incredible 12 Formula 1™ Drivers’ Championships, we are the only manufacturer to have claimed the unofficial Triple Crown of Motorsport, with victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix, and the Indianapolis 500.