We know that McLaren knows how to make supercar as witnessed by the 650S. And the company is no stranger to the hypercar arena either thanks to the P1 (and the legendary F1). The P1 employs a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine and a hybrid powertrain to pump out an astonishing 903 hp, which is good enough to rocket the vehicle to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and top out at 217 mph.
If the 650S is too rich for your blood, then don’t even bother asking about the P1. But if you want a slightly less frantic sports car that is priced below $200,000, McLaren has introduced its new Sport Series to take on the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8, and Mercedes-AMG GT.
At the heart of the 570S is a variant of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that is used in its faster siblings. In the 570S, the revised engine cranks out 562hp and a healthy 443 ft-lbs of torque. The engine sends its power to the rear wheels via a seven-seed dual-clutch transmission.
McLaren’s sports car features a carbon monocoque chassis (the bare chassis weighs just 176 pounds), but its body panels are constructed of less expensive aluminum. When all is said and done, the 570S weight in at an impressive 2,895 pounds — about the same as a base Porsche Cayman. For comparison, the 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo, 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT, and 2016 Audi R8 weigh in at 3,516, 3,461 lbs, and 3,205 lbs respectively.
Performance numbers are impressive, as you can imagine with a vehicle this light, with 0-60 times pegged at 3.2 seconds by McLaren. Top speed is electronically limited to 204 mph.
When it comes to styling, if you’ve seen the 650S and P1, the look o the 570S shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to you. The 570S combines the styling attributes of both of its older siblings into a more affordable — relatively speaking — package.
The McLaren 570S will make its official debut tomorrow at the New York Auto Show.