The new McLaren 570S Coupe unveiled ahead of global debut in New York

The global reveal of the first in McLaren's Sports Series family: the McLaren 570S Coupé took place in New York. This pure sports car, with driver optimized layout and electrifying performance, shares its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series. The Sports Series introduces McLaren race-derived technologies and design values to a new segment and audience.


The performance of the 570S Coupé combines a power output of 570PS (562bhp) with light weight construction to give a class leading power-to-weight ratio of 434PS per tonne. The 570S accelerates from 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 9.5 seconds. The car has a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph).

The ‘shrinkwrapped’, aerodynamically-optimised form will be seen in public for the first time at the 115th New York International Auto Show. The McLaren design team has created a car that is highlighted by details like the rear flying buttresses that increase downforce and adds grace. And the complex door tendons that direct additional air to cool the mid-mounted V8 engine.


The Sports Series features an evolution of the 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine, named M838TE, with 30 percent of components bespoke to the new model. Power is delivered through a seven-speed SSG transmission, and transferred to the road through the rear wheels. This power is brought under control with standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes, fitted behind a newly designed range of forged alloy wheel options with P Zero™ Corsa tyres as standard from McLaren technical partner, Pirelli – 225/35/R19 on the front and 285/35/R20 on the rear.

The unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis has been newly designed with more of a focus on day-to-day usability, offering improved ingress and egress from the cabin. It is incredibly strong and stiff yet weighs less than 80kg, offering optimum levels of protection. The 570S also delivers excellent fuel efficiency and emissions, with fuel economy of 25.5mpg on the EU combined cycle, and emissions of 258g/km, exempting it from gas guzzler tax in the US.

The Sports Series has its own newly-developed suspension system ensuring enhanced levels of driver engagement and refinement on both road and track. It uses independent adaptive dampers with front and rear anti-rollbars – distinct from the Super Series –  and dual wishbones, with the set up controlled by the familiar ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ handling settings. In ‘Normal’ mode, the system provides a refined yet engaging ride, while the ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ settings allow the 570S to become more track-focused when required.


The cabin of the 570S has been designed around the driver, with a clear focus on engagement, visibility, functionality and day-to-day usability and space. The sports seats are leather upholstered – racing seats are optional – offering a high level of long distance comfort and support.  The dashboard and steering wheel are also all leather trimmed. Intelligent and ergonomic design within the cabin provides extended stowage space, adding to the 150 litres of storage in the front luggage bay.

It comes equipped with a full infotainment system including an all new TFT digital instrument cluster that changes configuration according to driving mode, a seven-inch IRIS touchscreen, now with integrated climate control functionality, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB digital / SIRIUS satellite radio (depending on market), mounted on a ‘floating’ centre console. Despite the extensive specification list, weight-saving is still a key focus on the interior and the McLaren Audio four-speaker system ensures the optimal sound quality at the lowest possible weight.

An even greater variety of interior customisation is available with a variety of factory available Alcantara®, nappa leather and carbon fibre options. In addition, a range of ‘By McLaren’ bespoke interior specifications similar to those available on the 675LT, team with carefully selected colours and materials, designed to co-ordinate with each exterior paint colour. In addition to this, a McLaren Audio Plus 8-Speaker Upgrade System and bespoke Bowers & Wilkins 12-Speaker Premium Audio System with 1280W surround sound upgrade is also available for the ultimate audio experience.

McLAREN 570S TECHNICAL STATISTICS

PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.2 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) 9.5 seconds
Top speed 328 km/h (204 mph)
Power-to-weight 434PS per tonne

ENGINE & POWER TRAIN
Engine Configuration V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc
Power 570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,400 rpm
Torque 600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm
Transmission 7 Speed SSG
CO2 258 g/km
Economy 25.5 mpg (EU combined)

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dry weight 1,313 kg (2,895 lb) with lightweight options
Weight distribution 42 / 58
Length 4,530mm
Width 2,095mm
Height 1,202mm
The new McLaren 570S Coupe unveiled ahead of global debut in New York The new McLaren 570S Coupe unveiled ahead of global debut in New York Reviewed by Sanjay Sarma on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Rating: 5

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