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McLAREN 570S

MCLAREN’S 570 HP PORSCHE FIGHTER, THE 570S TO HIT SHELVES THIS FALL (SPECIAL NYC AUTOSHOW FEATURE)


570S McLaren’s new 570 hp econobox is set to fight the Germans on their own turf Images. McLaren

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At US$185,000 the new 570S is strategically bred & priced to compete with Porsche’s 911 Turbo


DAYS AHEAD OF THE BIG APPLE INFUSED NEW YORK AUTO SHOW... McLaren decided to go with the preunveil of its latest addition to the family - the wee 570S. For months, the sons of Bruce have been busy teasing out detail shots of the econobox but as of last week, the new entire car dropped the drapes. Sporting a detuned twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8, the newest baby to the family produces 570 euro horsepower (PS) and

562

Canadian

and

‘Mercan

horsepower. The new engine, that features 30 percent new componentry, develops roughly 100 less hp than the 650S but still good for 600 NM of torque (442 ft.lb). Performancely speaking, the car is just a tad slower to the 100 km/h mark at 3.2 seconds...no slouch...and is good for a 0-200 km/h run of 9.5 seconds with a top speed of 328 km/h.


Smaller than the 650S, the new 570S is the first model in the marque’s “Sport Series”. The new series joins ranks with the Ultimate Series and Super Series...all of which will be on display down by the river at the NYC show. According to my good friends from McLaren (aka the press release), “...a 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.” That new monocoque weighs less than 80 kg, which in combination with the revised structure, and aluminum body panels, produces a car with a dry weight of 1,313kg (2,895 lb). The Sports Series also features its own newly-developed suspension system including Normal, Sport and Track modes. The

car’s

architecture,

courtesy

of

Frank

Stephenson & Co, is not much different than the 650S. Carbon fiber tub, rear engine, 7 speed SSG gearbox, and styling cues are all definitively of the same genetic family. McLaren refers to something called a “shrinkwrapped” design when referencing the coupe’s styling and aerodynamic qualities.


Smaller than the 650S, the new 570S is the first model in the marque’s “Sport Series”


570S sports a detuned twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8, good produces 570 562 ‘Mercan horsepower


A ‘floating door tendon’ is designed to channel air into the side intakes & underneath flying buttresses to increase cooling & downforce


A few key design elementes of note... the intake section along the door panels has been revised. A new “floating door tendon” houses the door button but also evokes a 3D impression. Very nice. Grille workings give the car a more smiley face appearance with the lower hoodline grinning up farther under the signature headlights. Slightly revised rear haunches and flying buttresses make the car stand apart from the 650S, while evoking P1 like influences. Going back in time, those floating door features are designed to channel air both into the side intakes and underneath the flying buttresses, thus ensuring drag is minimized while also optimizing cooling opportunities and downforce forces. Whereas McLaren notes the 570S to be the latest to sport the brand’s new styling, its similarity to its stablemates is anything but evolutionary. Don’t get me wrong, she be a stunning piece of McLaren CAD monkeying, it’s just there’s really no bif bam pow surprise when placed next to the rest of the family. Inside the 570S things in and around the dash are different, like the console and gearbox button configuration.


However, given McLaren is still a relatively small boutique mfc still working on securing market share, for them to produce completely different models at this point in their business cycle would be difficult and costly.

According to Mike Flewitt, McLaren’s Chief Executive Officer, “The new Sports Series is aimed at a new audience for McLaren. It’s the first time we’ve competed in the sports car as opposed to the supercar market,” notes Flewitt. “As with all McLaren models, we have prioritized performance, driving engagement and exhilaration. It is a totally driver focused car, with excellent ergonomics and visibility, and a class-leading driving position. This is also the most day-today usable, practical and attainable McLaren we’ve ever made.”


Smaller than the 650S, the new 570S is the first model in the marque’s “Sport Series”


McLaren refers to something called a shrinkwrapped design when referencing the coupe’s styling & aerodynamic qualities


Which brings us to the point of the car. While the 650S and new 675LT are designed to play with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini, the new 570S is strategically bred to compete with those German kids from Porsche. The 570S will retail from US$184,900 in base trim. In Canada, add on another 25%. This price point puts the baby McLaren squarely in the Porsche’s GT3 RS and 911 Turbo S market point. Should make for a right interesting round of head-to-head bouts on the ‘Ring. The 570S with global deliveries starting later this year.. While we wait on my 650S, P1 & 570S test drives, I invite you to take this time to peruse my driving impressions & photo interpretations of McLaren’s brilliant 12C. Source: McLaren


The 570S can do 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and is good for a 0-200 km/h run of 9.5 seconds with a top speed of 328 km/h

McLaren's new 570S wants Porsche's 911 lunch monies  

Sporting a detuned twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8 good for 562 hp & a price point of US$185, McLaren's new 570S clearly has Porsche's 911 Turbo in...

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