We refused to play ball with McLaren’s teaser photo campaign look at me publicity stunt (we had a bad week) but now we can finally see the new McLaren 570s vis-a-vie Sports Series. This is how McLaren do their entry level models in what is a direct competitor for the Porsche 911 Turbo.
And surprisingly the 570S keeps what is a de-tuned version of the V8 Twin Turbo used in the 650S. Its clear to see the 570S also keeps to the current McLaren design language.
Interestingly McLaren say the 570S offers more usable space than any other McLaren thus far, 150 litres… we reckon its a dull stat and most owners will be more interested in the kerb appeal and performance.
That performance consists of the now familiar and shall we say homegrown 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 mated to a seven speed twin clutch gearbox, it churns out 562 bhp, 600 Nm of torque and 0-62mph takes 3.2 seconds, the top speed is a reputed 204 mph.
McLaren have utilised the same production techniques forged on previous McLaren’s, the 570S is based on an new carbon fiber monocell, aluminium body panels keep the overall weight down to 1,313kg.
McLaren will officially unveil the 570S at the New York Auto Show later on this week. Exepect it to cost less than the 650S…ahem…
McLAREN 570S TECHNICAL STATISTICSPERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.2 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) 9.5 seconds
Top speed 328 km/h (204 mph)
Power-to-weight 434PS per tonne
ENGINE & POWERTRAIN
Engine Configuration V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc
Power 570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,400 rpm
Torque 600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm
Transmission 7 Speed SSG
CO2 258 g/km
Economy 25.5 mpg 9.22 l/100 km (EU combined)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dry weight 1,313 kg (2,895 lb) with lightweight options
Weight distribution 42 / 58