McLaren’s 570S Coupe breaks cover before New York Auto Show debut
McLaren has completed its three tier model strategy with the global reveal of its first member in its Sports Series family: the McLaren 570S Coupé. This pure sports car, shares its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the range hierarchy.
The unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has been newly designed with more of a focus on day-to-day usability, offering improved ingress and egress from the cabin. It is incredibly strong and stiff yet weighs less than 80kg, offering optimum levels of protection. This lightweight structure, and the use of aluminium body panels, contributes to a dry weight of as low as 1,313kg, almost 150kg lighter than its closest competitor.
Like every McLaren, the performance of the 570S Coupé is breathtaking. It combines, as its names suggests, a power output of 570PS (562bhp) with lightweight construction to give a class leading power-to-weight ratio of 428 bhp per tonne. The 570S accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds, while 200 km/h is reached in just 9.5 seconds with the pace not letting up till the car hits a top speed of 328 km/h.
Power is delivered through a seven-speed SSG transmission, and transferred to the road through the rear wheels. This power is brought under control with standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes, fitted behind a newly designed range of forged alloy wheel options with P Zero™ Corsa tyres as standard from McLaren’s technical partner, Pirelli – 225/35/R19 on the front and 285/35/R20 on the rear.