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The McLaren 570S Coupé is the first - and highest powered - model launched in the recently announced Sports Series. Following its global debut at the New York International Auto Show in April 2015, the new model range marks the entry of McLaren into the luxury sports car market, introducing race-derived technologies and supercar performance in a package which is very much a pure McLaren. Lightweight construction, including the use of a carbon fiber chassis, recognizable design values and a comprehensive specification list ensures a class-leading offering, and as uncompromised as is expected from a McLaren. With pricing starting at £143,250, the 570S Coupé is available to order now. 

The first addition to the Sports Series range completes the three tier model strategy for McLaren alongside the Super Series and Ultimate Series. The Sports Series is the most usable and attainable model to wear a McLaren badge to date, but it retains the core design and dynamic focus that ensures it is still worthy of the iconic name. Weighing as little as 1,313kg (2,895lbs), thanks in part to the unique lightweight carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis, the Sports Series is almost 150kg lighter than its closest rival. Power is provided by an evolution of the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine with 30 percent new components. This ensures electrifying performance, with the 570S boasting a class-leading power-to-weight figure of 434PS.  At the same time, the interior is more tailored around day-to-day usability, with optimized access, greater levels of stowage space and more refinement.

The Sports Series is a showcase of modern craftsmanship, with each model hand-finished at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, England. A suite of new optional content and a 'By McLaren' designer range of interiors highlight the levels of customization available.

'The Sports Series is aimed at a new audience for McLaren,' explains Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. 'It is the first time we've competed in the sports car as opposed to the supercar market. As with all McLaren models, we have prioritised 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-to-day usable, practical and attainable McLaren we've ever made. It is a dramatic and beautiful sports car.'

Chris Goodwin, McLaren Chef Test Driver adds: 'For the Sports Series we wanted to offer a real sports car feel. Ultimately, it means a car that feels nimble, agile and it must also possess a lightness and directness of response to a driver's inputs. Certainly for us, a sports car really needs to engage the driver, at any speed.'


0-97 km/h (0-60 mph)  3.1 seconds
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.2 seconds
0-161 km/h (0-100 mph)6.3 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) 9.5 seconds
0-400m / ¼ mile10.9 seconds @ 137 mph
Top speed204 mph 
Power-to-weight 428HP per tonne
100-0 km/h (62-0 mph)108 ft
200-0 km/h (0-124 mph)413 ft
Engine configurationV8 Twin Turbo / 3,799cc
Power562 bhp @ 7,400 rpm
Torque 443 lb ft @ 5,000-6,500 rpm
Transmission7 Speed SSG

Dry weight2,895 lb with lightweight options
Weight distribution42 / 58
Length178 in
Width82.5 in
Height47 in

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