McLaren 570S Is Here For The New York Auto Show
McLaren follows up its previous powerful sports cars with the 570S Coupe, a new model meant for the daily commute as much as for the track.
Ahead of the 2015 New York auto show, 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.”
Mark Vinnels, McLaren executive director for product development, said that the upward-swinging doors and cabin design make the 570S Coupe easier to get into than most cars.
This “classic sports car”, as Vinnels referred to it, relies on a carbon fiber tub for the cabin with aluminum suspension members bolted on. This platform design is similar to McLaren’s other models, such as the 650S and P1. Yet as the 570S Coupe was designed as part of McLaren’s new Sports Series, with the intention that owners will find it comfortable to drive on a daily basis, the tub and cabin were built for spaciousness. That not only means a more narrow door sill than the 650S, but also useful interior compartments where passengers can stow phones, sunglasses and other items. And yes, that means cupholders, too.
The 570S is powered by a 3.8-l V8 twin-turbo engine that McLaren calls the M838TE and, it produces 570 PS (562 hp), hence the car’s name.
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.
Further giving the 570S Coupe a satisfying feel, McLaren used an electro-hydraulic power steering system, with an electric motor used to keep hydraulic pressure up. Vinnels believes this system strikes the right compromise between power engine efficiency and giving the driver steering feedback. The exhaust note has also been tuned to produce an “operatic sound,” according to Vinnels.
The pace of McLaren’s new model launches may come as a surprise, but Vinnels says the company has product planning out to 2022, and plans a new car every year. Some of those may be variations on an existing model, but the company will continue to focus on high-performance cars in relatively small volume.