McLaren 570S Coupé: A "classic sports car" for the McLaren Sports Series
Having teased some cursory details last week, McLaren has now revealed the full specs of its upcoming 570S Coupé. The 570S is the first model in McLaren's Sports Series of cars. The company describes it as "a classic sports car with mid-engine rear-wheel drive layout and carbon fiber structure."
The 570S is powered by a 3.8-l V8 twin-turbo engine that McLaren calls the M838TE and, as mentioned in our previous article, it produces 570 PS (562 hp), hence the car's name. What we couldn't tell you at that time is how that power would translate into pace.
McLaren now tells us that 0-100 km/h (62 mph) will be reached in in 3.2 seconds and 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.5 seconds. The 570S will reportedly max out at 328 km/h (204 mph). Those figures bring it in at a shade slower than the P1, but will still make for a pretty seat-pinning drive.
The car employs a seven-speed Seamless Shift Gearbox (SSG) transmission, carbon ceramic brakes and forged alloy wheels with Pirelli tires. A newly-developed suspension for the Sports Series is used, with independent adaptive dampers, front and rear anti-rollbars and dual wishbones. Drivers can choose between Normal, Sport and Track handling modes.
The carbon fiber chassis is design to provide easy access to and from the car, as well as to help keep weight to a minimum. The chassis itself weighs less than 80 kg (176 lb), with the entire car tipping the scales at 1,313 kg (2,895 lb).
McLaren says that the chassis has been largely shaped for aerodynamic purposes. Rear flying buttresses, for example, are used to produce downforce, with air also channeled through side intakes and through aero blades mounted below the front bumper to reduce drag. Aluminum rear fenders are employed to direct air to the rear spoiler, also to produce downforce.
In addition to heralding the "electrifying performance" of the 570S Coupé, McLaren is also calling it its "most usable" car ever. There's more storage space than any McLaren to date and the car features a full infotainment system, a 7-in touchscreen, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB digital/SIRIUS satellite radio (depending on the market).
The McLaren 570S Coupé will debut at the New York International Auto Show.