At the heart of the 570S is the same twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 that powers most of their cars. It's mounted mid-ship and makes 562 horsepower in this tune. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a twin-clutch 7-speed automatic. McLaren claims 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, although in independent tests, the 570S has been clocked hitting 60 mph in under 3 seconds, an amazing feat for a car that is rear-wheel drive. Top speed is claimed to be 204 mph.
Much of the 570S' over-the-top performance can be attributed to the McLaren's light weight. While the 570S' rivals all feature all-wheel drive, McLaren makes-due with power being sent only to the rear wheels. This makes for better driver feedback, more entertaining handling characteristics and a much lighter chassis. While the 911 Turbo S and the Audi R8 both weigh over 3500 lbs, the McLaren 570S weighs under 3200 lbs. Lightness benefits everything in a sports car, acceleration is quicker, handling is sharper and even fuel economy is improved.
Right now, the 570S is available in one trim level. However, with the launch of the slightly revamped version of the car dubbed the 570GT McLaren includes a glass hatchback in place of the exotic flying buttresses that grace the rear of the 570S, it also adds a small dose of practicality to this monstrous sports car.
One trim level does not mean a paucity of options however. Like many other expensive cars, the McLaren 570S can be dressed up and customized with a dizzying array of add on parts, carbon fiber trims and spectacular looking wheels. Colors run the gamut from tasteful and restrained to bright and eye catching, with "Mantis Green" in particular looking just about right on the car. While the standard stereo system features 8-speakers, an optional Bower and Wilkins stereo features 12-speakers and 1280 watts. A final option all potential buyers should be aware of is the "nose lift" feature. McLaren may call it a sports car, but anyone looking at the 570s will think it's a supercar, thanks to its exotic styling and low stance. The nose lift option gives drivers the ability to raise the front of the car by 40mm with the push of a button, which helps to clear speed bumps, driveways or just general crummy roads. The nose then returns to its natural position when travelling above 37 mph.
Incredible Acceleration And Handling
Packed With Leading-edge Technology
The McLaren 570S returns for a second year slotting into the bottom of McLarens lineup below the 650S. The car represents a small move towards the mainstream for the bespoke manufacturer of supercars. This year with the introduction of the 570GT McLaren adds a glass roof hatchback design to add a touch of luxury and practically to its lineup.
McLaren has an obsessive attention to detail and exacting standards for all their cars that involve massive levels of performance. However, the 570S is the entry-level McLaren, one step down from the $265,000 650S. The 570S competes with the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Audi R8 V10. With a base price of about $185,000, the 570S is perfectly poised to take on its rivals, offering a car that is far more exotic, while being every bit as fast around a race track.
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Hill Hold Control, Ceramic Discs and Electric Parking Brake
Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
Wheels: 19" x 8" Fr & 20" x 10" Rr Sport Forged
Tires: P225/35Y19 Fr & P285/35Y20 Rr -inc: Performance, Pirelli P Zero
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Bodyside Moldings, Black Bodyside Insert and Rocker Panel Extensions
Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps
Radio: AM/FM/Satellite -inc: IRIS infotainment system, satellite navigation, Bluetooth telephone connection and audio streaming, WiFi tethering, voice activation, integrated apps and DAB or SIRIUS radio
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack and External Memory Control
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Height Adjustment, Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
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