Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
McLaren’s Entry-level Offering Designated The ‘570S’
Just a month ahead of its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the latest and cheapest McLaren supercar gets an official designation. As the name suggests, the 570S will churn out 570hp from its 3.8l twin-turbo V8 – a detuned variant of the engine developed for the 650S and P1. The 570S also inherits the single-piece MonoCell carbon-fibre chassis featured on other McLarens.
McLaren recently stated that unlike its Italian competitor, Lamborghini, it didn’t have to produce an SUV to keep its revenue stream up. Its plan was to trickle-down technology developed for cars in its Super and Hyper Series to a more affordable package in the form of an entry-level ‘Sports Series’.
Even though destined to be McLaren’s cheapest offering, at US$180,000, the 570S is nothing short of a supercar. It’s expected to achieve commendable performance figures, with estimates being 0-100km/h in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 290km/h.
It will debut with a fixed roof, but in all likelihood we will see a convertible, a Grand Tourer and even a performance-focused variant in future. The final design on the car is still under wraps, but expect a full reveal in April.