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2016 McLaren 570S Coupe

2016 McLaren 570S Coupe
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  • McLaren 570S Coupe
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8(Est.)
  • Transmission:
    7 Speed SSG
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    562 @ 7400 (Est.)
  • MPG(Hwy):
    255
  • Torque @ RPM:
    443 @ 5000 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    3.8 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    3.2 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    204 mph
  • Price:
    184900 (Est.)
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Only two years after it launched the P1, its first supercar since the F1, and twelve months after it replaced the MP4-12C with the 650S, McLaren introduced the 570S Coupe at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Slotted below the 650S, the 570S gives McLaren access to a new segment and brings the company’s race-derived technologies to a new audience. With the 570S Coupe, McLaren adds the Porsche 911 Turbo to the roster of sports cars it will wage war against, and launches its new Sports Series family, which will expand to include at least five models.

Although it the smallest and least powerful, road-going McLaren yet, the 570S Coupe promises to be as exciting as any sports car coming from Woking. The coupe shares its DNA with both the 650S and P1, while also using a range of race-bred technologies that already debuted in previous models. In short, the 570S Coupe isn’t a lesser McLaren, but the company’s attempt to make its products available to a wider clientele and at a more affordable price. It’s part of McLaren’s recently announced plans to expand globally, and, by the looks of things, this new strategy is off to a great starts thanks to the 570S Coupe. Read more about it below.

Updated 12/02/2015: McLaren dropped a new promo video for its 570S showing the car in action on the track, the open road and in the town. Hit play to watch it!

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McLaren Slaps Golden Dragons on the 570GT for the Chinese Market

McLaren Slaps Golden Dragons on the 570GT for the Chinese Market

Only five will be made

The Beijing and Shanghai auto shows are placed where you can find affordable cars that aren’t available anywhere else in the world sitting only meters away from luxury rigs. You can also stumble upon shameless copies of Western vehicles made by local automakers. But each edition also showcases at least one high exclusive, highly expensive supercar. This year it’s the McLaren 570GT Cabbeen Collection, a limited run of only five cars design by MSO and a Chinese fashion design wear company.

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McLaren's 570S Spider Design Edition Models Are Ready to Take Your Money

McLaren’s 570S Spider Design Edition Models Are Ready to Take Your Money

As if regular McLarens aren’t exclusive enough, you now have a choice to make them even more special

McLaren’s MSO personalization division is arguably the busiest customization unit in the auto industry these days. Proving that there’s no rest for the weary, the British automaker is now offering a series of special edition McLaren 570S Spiders under the Design Edition lineup. A total of five 570S Spider Design Editions are now available, each coming with a unique look that allows for proper differentiation among the five models. If you’re familiar with the past use of the Design Edition name on the 570S Coupe, this new release is all about giving love to its droptop sibling.

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Canada Scores Big as McLaren Gives it Its Own McLaren 570S MSO

Canada Scores Big as McLaren Gives it Its Own McLaren 570S MSO

It’s called the Canada Commission, and it’s limited to just five units

Canada isn’t the first country you think of that gets a fair amount of exclusive special editions. For whatever reason, that distinction probably goes to Japan. But the Great White North gets its fair share, and the latest one is this bespoke beauty from McLaren’s MSO customization division. It’s called the McLaren 570S Spider Canada Commission, and it’s limited to just five units.

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2018 McLaren 570GT MSO Black Collection

2018 McLaren 570GT MSO Black Collection

Going stealth mode in Woking’s daily bomber

First unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, the McLaren 570S hit the segment as a more accessible, daily-driver-friendly way to get into the McLaren lifestyle. Following in its footsteps was the GT model, revealed at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Now, there’s a new bespoke variant of the 570GT on offer, and it’s called the MSO Black Collection, bringing customers a custom exterior style, extra aural presence, and a slew of top-shelf standard features.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Special - Check Out These Mean And Green Performance Machines

A few new wallpapers to help you celebrate

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, TopSpeeders! We hope all you out there are enjoying the holiday, but in the off-chance you forgot to wear green, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered.

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There's a Special McLaren 570S Just for Valentines Day!

There’s a Special McLaren 570S Just for Valentines Day!

Someone’s getting lucky tonight!

While most Valentine’s Day gifts usually consist of flowers, chocolates, or gift cards to Bed, Bath, and Beyond (I don’t have time, ok!), somebody in this great, big world of ours decided to go big with his present. Instead of getting one of those oversized teddy bears, this “incurable romantic” decided to commission McLaren’s MSO personalization division by building him a custom, one-off McLaren 570S Spider that’s dripping in the colors of the day: red, red, and more red.

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2018 McLaren MSO X

2018 McLaren MSO X

Based on the 570S GT4, but still road-legal!

Launched in 2015, the McLaren Sports Series is the automaker’s most affordable lineup yet and already includes a handful of different variations. There’s the entry-level 540C, the more powerful 570S, the comfort-oriented 570GT, and even a spyder version. In 2016, McLaren also launched two race-spec variants, the 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint. Come 2018 and the British firmed introduced yet another version of the highly acclaimed sports car. But unlike its predecessors, this one was crafted by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division for the company’s largest U.S. importer. It goes by the name MSO X, and it’s essentially a road-legal 570S GT4.

Commissioned as an MSO Bespoke project by McLaren Newport Beach, the MSO X was designed to emulate the look and feel of the GT4 race car, but retain a fully road-legal status and some convenience features. It was unveiled at a special McLaren customer event near Las Vegas in late January, where all ten units were handed over to their customers. Yup, if you thought that the regular 570S was rare, the MSO X is a car you might not even see on public roads unless you attend McLaren meetings or certain open track days.

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McLaren 570GT Gets More Dynamic and Precise with New Sport Pack

McLaren 570GT Gets More Dynamic and Precise with New Sport Pack

Gains extra options too

Launched in 2016, the McLaren 570GT gave the Super Series lineup a new flavor with a package that’s less track focused and more road trip worthy than the 570S. While most of the styling and the drivetrain are identical to the coupe, the GT gained a side opening cargo hatch above the engine, improved sound insulation, and softer suspension settings. The car was well received by McLaren enthusiasts who wanted a less aggressive sports car, but some requested a more dynamic version of the 570GT. As a result, McLaren introduces the Sport Pack, a bundle of features that makes the GT as sporty and precise as the 570S.

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McLaren Special Operations Creates Special Paint with Family History

McLaren Special Operations Creates Special Paint with Family History

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In-Depth Comparison – Corvette ZR1 Vs. Europe's Supercars

In-Depth Comparison – Corvette ZR1 Vs. Europe’s Supercars

It’s a red-white-and-blue track killer, but can it hang with the stars from across the pond?

Chevy just unveiled its incredible new Corvette ZR1 over the weekend, and while we have yet to get every single nitty gritty detail, our first look at the spec sheet reveals that yes, this thing is indeed a complete and utter monster. It’s a bit like the Z06 – that is, if the Z06 trained like it had the Superbowl on Sunday and a championship MMA fight on Monday. All told, the ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful production car Chevy has ever created, with all the right equipment needed to make it a full-fledged supercar. And when you consider that, it makes sense Chevy first pulled the sheets in a private event in Dubai, a town that could very well lay claim to the title of supercar capital of the world (seriously, just check out the Dubai police force!). So then, the question is this – how does the ZR1 fair when challenged by Europe’s idea of a supercar?

To find out, we’ve put together the following comparison, which will dive into the exterior, interior, drivetrain, and chassis specs of the ZR1 to see how it lines up. Playing the part of the rivals is the McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and Mercedes-AMG GT S, each of which carries some serious weight in the world of top-shelf performance (not to mention a top-shelf price tag as well). Can the ‘Vette rebuff the European onslaught? Read on to find out.

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2018 McLaren 570GT in XP Green By MSO

2018 McLaren 570GT in XP Green By MSO

A fitting tribute creation to arguably McLaren’s most famous car

In the annals of McLaren’s long and rich history in performance cars and motorsport racing, there is perhaps no greater car McLaren has ever produced than the F1. To this day, it’s regarded alongside the Ferrari F40 as the godfathers of modern supercars, a distinction that becomes more and more revered with each passing day. The F1’s history is littered with world records, race wins, and enough achievements to fill up a massive trophy case. But the supercar is also remembered for giving birth to the F1 GT Longtail, one of the most distinctive road cars McLaren has ever built. 20 years after the Longtail first appeared in 1997, McLaren is paying homage to the iconic F1 XP GT Longtail with the introduction of the super limited edition McLaren 570GT XP Green Edition.

McLaren’s MSO division did the brunt of the work in creating this ultra-exclusive, six-unit masterpiece. Beyond the goal of reliving the unmistakable aesthetics of the F1 XP GT Longtail, the exercise of creating this limited edition 570GT boils down to a showcase of MSO’s capabilities as a personalization division. This is the same unit that has given us some pretty memorable iterations in recent memory. Past works like the 650S Coupe Concept, 720S Velocity, and the unforgettable X1 Concept were all created by MSO. The 570GT XP Green Edition isn’t the first of its kind to get the MSO treatment either. But for what it’s worth, it’s the first one to have been inspired by arguably the most famous car McLaren has ever produced. That, in itself, counts for something meaningful and it’s probably the reason why MSO decided to build the 570GT XP Green Edition in such short supply.

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2017 McLaren 570GT by Novitec

2017 McLaren 570GT by Novitec

Noted performance tuner gives the versatile McLaren an impressive ugprade

The McLaren 570GT is about as unique as any McLaren that’s out on the market today. It’s classified under the company’s Sports Series, but really, it has the credentials of a supercar. It was prepared to be a performance daily driver in the vein of the Porsche 911, and yet it can flex its power in a heartbeat. The 570GT’s varied characteristics is a big part of its appeal, and for all it’s worth, it’s also a big reason why aftermarket tuners have taken a fancy to it. One of these tuners is Novitec and it’s got a dandy new program for the 570GT that helps improve its output numbers to reach levels that essentially puts it in the league of McLaren’s higher-echelon Super Series.

If you have ever followed Novitec’s work, you might remember the tuner has already worked on the McLaren 570S, introducing its program for that car back in December 2016. The blueprint of both kits is pretty similar in a such a way that the scope of Novitec’s modifications falls along the same sections. There are aerodynamic kits, a new set of wheels, suspension upgrades, and of course, engine tweaks that put the 570GT’s output in the vicinity of 650 horsepower, right smack where the 650S resides. It’s not the most encompassing program you’ll ever see, but for a car like the 570GT that can already shine on its own without any assistance, Novitec’s new program is simply all about making a good thing even better.

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2018 McLaren 570S Spider

2018 McLaren 570S Spider

The company’s most affordable convertible yet!

Introduced in 2015, the McLaren 570S brought the British firm into a new era. Not only it completed a three-car lineup, a first for McLaren, but it also became the company’s most affordable vehicle yet. Available in two versions with different outputs, the 570S also spawned a GT model with additional cargo space, softer suspension and improved insulation for touring enthusiasts. Come 2017, and the 570S had its roof chopped off (not literally, of course) to become the 570S Spider.

Unlike its siblings, the 570S Spider didn’t benefit from a glamorous unveiling at an auto show, but the drop-top supercar is just as important as any other McLaren. With the 570S giving the British firm access to a new niche, one that includes the iconic Porsche 911, the Spider now gives McLaren a weapon against the 911 Cabriolet and the Audi R8 Spyder. We will see the sports car in the metal at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, but until then let’s have a closer look at the design and the spec sheet.

Updated 07/25/2017: McLaren dropped a series of new images for the new 570S Spider showing the car in three new colors: Curacao Blue, Sicilian Yellow and Vega Blue.

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TopSpeed's Top 5 High-End Track-Ready Sports Coupes

TopSpeed’s Top 5 High-End Track-Ready Sports Coupes

Two doors and too much fun

Let’s say you’ve got a solid six-figures burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re looking to get out on the track for a little turnin’ and burnin’. Sure, why not? But here’s the catch – whatever you bring to the pits has to make its way back home as well, and without a trailer to boot. Luckily, there are options aplenty these days that fit the bill, with a rash of barely street-legal track stars making headlines with ever-increasing levels of presence, poise, and performance. But which to pick?

Never fear, because we’ve got five of the best lined up for your reading enjoyment right here. Each can be driven on the street and each offers some modicum of comfort. However, the emphasis here is clear – speed, and loads of it, with apex-hungry suspension and tons of power under the right pedal. Restrictions for this list include a maximum of two doors and a price tag around $150,000, but we tried to stay flexible on that latter bit to keep things interesting. As such, we’ve included the Acura NSX, Audi R8, McLaren 570S, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R, and Porsche 911 GT3. Which is your track-ready sports coupe of choice? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget the bench racing.

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Prior Design And Misha Designs Show Us The Art To Building The Perfect Body Kit

Prior Design And Misha Designs Show Us The Art To Building The Perfect Body Kit

New kits for the Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 570S are worth their prices

The popularity of an aftermarket tuning program largely revolves around what kind of engine upgrades these tuning kits have. Like it or not, but a car’s engine is the biggest reason why these tuners exist. But as important as engine upgrades are, they’re not the be-all-end-all of a program. Some tuners like Prior Design and Misha Designs built their respective businesses on the shoulders of arguably the most overlooked aspect of an aftermarket program: the body kit.

If the engine upgrade program is considered the heart of every tuning kit, the visual manifestation of it is the body kit. That’s an important aspect that these two tuners recently displayed in full effect with their respective kits for the McLaren 570S and the Ferrari 488 GTB. Neither of the two programs come with engine enhancements even though both Prior Design and Misha Designs have experience in that field. But there is a rationale for taking the approach these two tuners did, especially for cars like the 570S and 488 GTB, both of which have no shortage of power in their own right. When some customers prefer to keep their supercars with its stock power figures, it’s the body kits that get their attention. And for what they’re worth, literally and figuratively, Prior Design and Misha Design’s respective kits for the McLaren 570S and 488 GTB are as good as customers are going to get from two tuners who know their way around these exotics. All we really need to do to be convinced of their capabilities is to look at the final products.

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2017 McLaren 570GT by Wheelsandmore

2017 McLaren 570GT by Wheelsandmore

Care to get 650S-levels of power for your McLaren 570 GT?

While the McLaren 570GT is still considered a part of McLaren’s Sports Series line, its status as a premium version of the 570S effectively makes it an entry-level Super Series model. Regardless of where it stands in the pecking order of McLaren’s lineup, the 570 – be it with the ’S’ suffix or the ‘GT’ – is still attracting the aftermarket world. Novitec Rosso has a program for the 570S and now, it’s Wheelsandmore’s turn to present an aftermarket kit for the 570GT that promises power levels amounting to 650 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

Since this is Wheelsandmore we’re talking about, the whole program largely revolves around the supercar’s engine and wheels. Very little work was put into the exterior of the 570GT and even less so on the interior. The kit does have suspension upgrades, too, but considering what the 570GT is already capable of in that department, the improvements brought about by the height-adjustable springs are largely to help keep the front spoiler and underbody from getting damaged. Overall, the German tuner’s program for the McLaren 570 is a typically efficient and well-developed kit that spells massive improvements for the British supercar.

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You Can Now Personalize Your McLaren Sports Series With More MSO Upgrades

You Can Now Personalize Your McLaren Sports Series With More MSO Upgrades

There is lots of carbon fiber to go around.

If you own a model as prominent as a McLaren, you can’t just throw on some aftermarket parts or paint if you want some individualization. I mean, after all, people have literally been killed for less. But, that’s okay, because McLaren Special Operations has your back, and has just announced a whole new range of protective and personalization parts for models from the Sports Series, including the 540C, 570S, and 570GT. The parts don’t only bring the ability for current and new owners to personalize their rides, but also offer a bit of weight savings as well.

To start off, MSO is offering indoor and outdoor car covers, branded floor mats, and branded luggage bin mats. It’s also offering a new front skid plate that will protect the front diffuser should things get a little rough and the front end winds up coming in contact with the pavement. But, what’s more important are the new wheel designs that are available in stealth, silver, and diamond cut finishes, and there’s a new list of lightweight, colored brake calipers to choose from as well. But, on a deeper level, MSI is now offering a full range of carbon fiber parts for the exterior that include the side intakes, mirror casings, side skirts, aero blades, front splitter, rear bumper, rear wing, rear diffuser, and the rear deck and plenum cover. These are offered in three different packs, but can also be purchased individually. The will provide some weight savings over their standard equivalents as well.

But, it doesn’t stop there, either. The interior of the aforementioned models can also be customized with some extra carbon fiber as well. There are four components to choose from, including carbon fiber switch packs with IRIS surround, carbon fiber upper speaker surround, carbon fiber sill finisher with McLaren branding, and carbon fiber side tunnels.

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2016 McLaren 570S by Novitec

2016 McLaren 570S by Novitec

British sports car finally gets its own aftermarket upgrade

A car with the status and capabilities of the McLaren 570S should have plenty of aftermarket tuning programs available to it. But the reality is there aren’t that many, which probably makes this new tuning kit from Novitec that much more appealing. The German tuner is most famous for developing programs for Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis, but it’s also begun putting in the work on McLaren models, most notably the 570S and 540C. Soon enough, a program for the 570GT will also be made available. For now though, the 570S takes center stage with a tuning program that includes engine upgrades amounting to an increased output of as much as 638 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque.

Even better, the engine upgrades are actually made up of three stages so 570S owners can choose which power gains suit them the best. All the work on the sports car’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine is complemented by modifications on the car’s exterior, suspension, and brake units while a new set of wheels complete the program’s offerings. Put them all together and it’s a pretty comprehensive tuning kit, something that a car like the McLaren 570S deserves.

It is surprising to think that a lot of tuners have yet to take stabs at the 570S when its big brother, the 650S, has already been the recipient of a handful of aftermarket programs. We’ll save our gripes for another day though. The important thing here is that McLaren 570S owners now have a high-profile tuner to go to in the event they want to get more out of their sports cars.

Now about that kit for the McLaren 570GT. When’s that arriving, Novitec?

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2017 McLaren 570S with Track Pack

2017 McLaren 570S with Track Pack

"Road-spec" McLaren gets lighter and more track-focused

A lot of people may associate McLaren as a purveyor of exotic cars, but those who know their McLaren history know that the British automaker traces its roots to the race track. This particular information comes in handy when considering the genesis of the automaker’s new Track Pack option for the McLaren 570S.

Introduced in 2015, the 570S was developed specifically to open McLaren up to a range of new customers, specifically those who don’t have the finances to afford any of the brand’s more exotic lineup of supercars. Despite the description though, the 570S is still a menacing piece of machinery that boasts a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, producing 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough power to propel the sports car from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds to go with a top speed of 204 mph.

Clearly, the 570S isn’t lacking in power and performance, but it was developed to be a road car above everything else. That’s a big reason why the new Track Pack option for the 570S is an important addition to owners of the sports car who may want to get more out of their prized beauty when it hits a race track.

The Track Pack does not include any engine upgrades so let’s get that out of the way. What it does have though are subtle aerodynamic additions that not only makes the 570S lighter, but also more in-tune for the race track. It also comes with cosmetic upgrades courtesy of McLaren Special Operations so let’s not forget about those too.

Consider what the McLaren 570S is in “standard” form and think of what it can turn into when it receives the Track Pack. A slimmer, tighter, and more polished 570S? Sounds delightful, doesn’t it?

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2017 McLaren 570S Design Editions

2017 McLaren 570S Design Editions

You can pick your own upgrades, or let the Design Edition packages do them for you

McLaren is no stranger to customization programs, having established divisions like McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and personalization packages like “By McLaren” to give its clientele more options to choose from when they’re making their next McLaren purchases. The By McLaren personalization package doesn’t carry the same esteem as MSO, but McLaren hopes to change all that with the introduction of the 570S Design Editions, five different special edition versions of the 570S that was created to showcase what the company’s designers are capable of doing when you let them run wild on a configurator.

The five versions each come with their own unique features and combinations of body colors, wheels, and interior materials. Each of the five versions is themed around a different color, including the Design Edition 1, which features plenty of exterior and interior features all anchored on different shades of the color red. Other colors are available, including Onyx Black, Storm Gray, Ventura Orange, and Silica White.

Since it is, by definition, a package, the Design Edition personalization program removes the ability of customers to specifically pick and choose which individual features they want to get on their McLarens. That may be a turn-off for those who prefer to infuse their McLarens with their own style, but the benefit of the package being cheaper – any of one of the packages will cost drivers an extra £8,500 ($10,500) – compared to individually adding the tweaks should persuade some customers to opt for the Design Edition packages.

Ultimately, future McLaren 570S owners are still given a choice of picking their own personalized upgrades or letting McLaren’s designers pick the upgrades for them. The Design Edition packages cover the latter and for those who don’t have the time and money to browse through McLaren’s seemingly limitless personalization options, these packages are the next best thing.

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McLaren 650 S Totaled In Multi-Vehicle Crash

McLaren 650 S Totaled In Multi-Vehicle Crash

This kind of thing can be avoided if people don’t act stupidly

Car crashes are never a good thing, but when something like this happens to a McLaren 650 S, you can’t help but get knots in your stomach. The damage you see to the 650 S is nothing short of devastating. It’s totalled beyond repair as reports have come in that the McLaren was street racing when the crash occurred. The front section is literally gone with debris scattered around it as another car, an Audi A6, also suffered significant damage.

According to witnesses, the 650 S was racing with what is believed to be either a black Dodge Charger or Challenger at the time of the crash. At some point, the driver of the 650 S, a man believed to be in his 40s, lost control of the car and crashed straight into the unsuspecting A6 and causing all that destruction. The drivers of the 650 S and the A6 were both taken to a hospital immediately after the crash. The McLaren driver has since been released but unfortunately, the Audi driver, a man believed to be in his 60s or 70s, has suffered significant injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Dodge that was reportedly racing with the McLaren at the time of the crash fled the scene before the police arrived. Local authorities are still looking for the car and its driver.

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McLaren Repainted the 570GT by MSO Concept for Chantilly Arts & Elegance

McLaren Repainted the 570GT by MSO Concept for Chantilly Arts & Elegance

The Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille event first kicked off three years ago with the mission of bringing the elegance of the 1920s to the present, pairing auto manufacturers with fashion houses to showcase the future of automotive culture. This year, the event is being held on September 4th and promises to be even better than ever. As such, you better believe that McLaren is going to be there, and this year it returns with the McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept.

The 570GT by MSO Concept was designed by McLaren Special Operations as the first bespoke example of the 570GT, showcasing a number of special features that will be available on the model. As a less track-focused version of the 570S, the 570GT still has McLarens iconic 3.8-liter V-8 that pumps out 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The 570GT by MSO Concept comes complete with a new Electro-Chromic roof that allows for user-adjustable tints, Saddle Tan upholstery inside to go with a 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins Hi-Fi audio system. Paired with the standard features found in the standard 570GT, this MSO Concept is literally the most luxurious McLaren ever built.

For the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille event this year, McLaren is paired up with avant-garde fashion house Jean-Paul Gaultier to take part in a Concept-Cars parade where the 570GT by MSO will be showcased. While everyone was hoping McLaren would up the Ante a little bit for this year, it has actually done very little. In fact, the only change is that the exterior is now finished in Pacific Blue. The gloss black front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and door inserts all carry over from the original concept giving the car a dark, but two-tone appearance.

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2017 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept

2017 McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept

McLaren previews upcoming MSO-built grand tourer

Launched in 2015, the Sports Series is McLaren’s newest family of performance cars. Slotted below the Super Series, which includes nameplates like the 650S, 675LT, and 688HS, the Sports Series currently consists of three road-going models and a race car as of August 2016, all powered by the award-winning 3.8-liter V-8 engine. The lineup’s most recent version is the 570GT, a less track-focused variant of the 570S with a more luxurious cabin, enhanced luggage room, softer suspension setting, and improved sound insulation.

Much like any other modern McLaren, the 570GT is also set to spawn one-off and limited-edition models modified by McLaren’s customizing division, MSO, The British company previewed the 570GT by MSO at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, giving customers a closer peak at the special features the brand is readying for the nameplate.

"This is the second consecutive year that McLaren Special Operations has used the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to demonstrate our capabilities on Sports Series cars," said Paul Mackenzie, executive director of MSO. "This year, closely following the reveal of the GT addition to the Sports Series family, we showcase the breadth of McLaren Special Operations personalization work, this time focusing on bespoke engineering design and components. With its Electro Chromic Roof especially, the McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept would be well suited to the needs and demands of customers in sunnier and warmer climates."

There’s no specific word as to when the production car will arrive, but we expect it to hit the streets by the end of the year.

Updated 09/02/2016: McLaren will come at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille with a specially designed 570GT by MSO Concept, painted in a very cool Pacific Blue.

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Auto Express Lines Up The McLaren 570S Against The Audi R8 V10 Plus And The Porsche 911 Turbo S: Video

Auto Express Lines Up The McLaren 570S Against The Audi R8 V10 Plus And The Porsche 911 Turbo S: Video

It’s the triple threat match of the best performance cars on the market

Picking among the McLaren 570S, Audi R8 V10 Plus, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S is like picking which of the Avengers would win if they faced each other. There aren’t any wrong choices, just a lot of different preferences. That’s what it really boils down to among these three supercars. You could pick the 570S for its overflowing technological credentials and everyday appeal. You could pick the R8 V10 S for its all-around power and versatility. Or you could pick the 911 Turbo S because, well, it’s the 911 Turbo S.

That said, these three exotics also provide something unique to the table relative to its competitors. Steve Sutcliffe of Auto Express sought to find out exactly what those differences are when he had a chance to take all three exotics for some fun times around a racetrack. Like I said, there are no wrong choices here and Sutcliffe, while ultimately picking one car over the two, will likely have no problems going home with the two he didn’t end up choosing.

Put yourselves in his position having all three right in front of you. Believe me, all of you will have different choices and all of you will be justified for doing so. That’s how incredible all three supercars are, and if you need more convincing, go ahead and watch the episode.

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2017 McLaren 570S Sprint

2017 McLaren 570S Sprint

Track-only model that bridges the gap between the road-going 570S and the FIA-spec 570S GT4

Unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the McLaren 570S is part of the company’s Sports Series, a new family of sports cars designed to help triple the brand’s sales volume by 2020. Powered by a detuned version of the 650S’ 3.8-liter V-8, the 570S is aimed at the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo and, together with the 540C, is one of McLaren’s most affordable sports cars, retailing from under $200,000. Unlike the P1 and 650S, the 570S was developed to deliver day-to-day usability and driveability, as well as increased luggage space and greater interior storage. However, it retains most of the feats common in McLaren sports cars, including a carbon-fiber frame, a lightweight design, and a premium interior.

Like all McLaren road cars, the 570S was also designed to become a track car. The first such vehicle to arrive from the Sports Series was the 570S GT4, which already made its debut in the 2016 British GT championship as a development car before being sold to customers for the 2017 season. Alongisde the GT4, McLaren also created the 570S Sprint, a milder version of the race car that’s also dedicated to customers who spend their weekends at the track. Developed in conjunction with McLaren GT, the brand’s motorsports division, and GT racing specialists CRS GT Limited, the 570S Sprint will break cover at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed and go on sale in 2017.

The 570S Sprint echoes previous models with the Sprint badge, which means that the new sports car is unrestricted by racing regulations, but still dedicated for track days. More importantly, it is upgradable to a full GT4 specification for those looking to take on FIA events around the world.

Updated 07/05/2016: McLaren dropped a new video from the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the 570S Sprint made its global dynamic debut. Hit "play" to watch the video.

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2017 McLaren 570GT

2017 McLaren 570GT

A McLaren 570S with a trunk

Like the Super Series, which has included the 650S, 650S Spider, 675LT and a few other peripheral variants, McLaren’s entry-level Sports Series is set to expand well beyond the 2016 McLaren 570S and Euro-only 2016 McLaren 540C Coupes. Folding-hardtop Spider versions of both models are pretty much a given, but a more intriguing GT variant with enhanced luggage space was rumored ever since the Sports Series was announced. With the 2016 Geneva Motor Show just around the corner, McLaren decided to put an end to all speculation and unveiled the 570GT.

McLaren pitches its Sports Series vehicles as ultra-fast, daily driver sports cars in vein of the Porsche 911 Turbo — something you’d keep in your garage next to a BMW or Mercedes-Benz and drive to work on Fridays or on weekend back-road blasts. The 570S GT retains those values, but it is better suited for long, continent-crushing drives, thanks to a revised cabin, elongated panoramic roof, and more luggage space behind the seats. The biggest surprise about this car is that it retains the two-seat configuration of the 570S. Initial rumors claimed that the GT will feature a 2+2 seating configuration, but it turns out that McLaren isn’t planning on selling a four-seat sports car yet.

Like the 570S and 540C Coupes, the GT is developed around McLaren’s MonoCell II carbon-fiber tub and uses the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine. McLaren confirmed that the 570GT will be sold in the U.S. as well, with deliveries to commence in late 2016. Keep reading for more info.

Updated 05/25/2016: McLaren dropped a series of new images taken during the 570GT’s media launch event on the island of Tenerife. Check the "Pictures" tab to see them.

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2016 McLaren 570S M2B Edition

2016 McLaren 570S M2B Edition

Woking celebrates 50 years of Formula One racing with special paint job

Launched for the 2016 model year, the 570S is the newest sports car to wear the McLaren badge and spearheads the company venture into an entirely new segment. Slotted under the 650S, it is aimed at the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo and it is one the most accessible McLaren models to date, surpassed only by the nearly identical but less powerful 540C. Part of the Sports Series that also includes the 570GT, which boasts enhanced luggage capacity, the 570S has also spawned a full-fledged race car and will receive a number of limited-edition models throughout its life-cycle.

The first one has already arrived and it goes by the name M2B Edition. While avid Formula One enthusiasts might recognize the M2B nameplate, the uninitiated need to know that the badge is of great importance for the brand. The M2B was the first Formula One car created by company founder Bruce McLaren and the single-seater used in McLaren debut season in 1966. Although it wasn’t as successful as the later cars that brought the racing team 12 drivers and eight constructors championships between 1974 and 1998, it was one of the most advanced vehicles fielded in 1966 and the beginning of McLaren’s success in the sport.

It’s been exactly five decades since the M2B made its F1 debut at the Monaco Grand Prix with Bruce McLaren himself behind the wheel, and the British company is paying tribute to the single-seater that started it all with a special-edition 570S sports car.

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McLaren 570S Becomes Safety Car Of 2016 British GT Championship

McLaren 570S Becomes Safety Car Of 2016 British GT Championship

McLaren’s first safety car will pace Britain’s No.1 GT series

Launched in 2015 as McLaren’s first sports car priced under $200,000, the 570S is also the company’s first model to become a safety car. The brand’s entry-level coupe was chosen by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) as the official safety car for the 2016 British GT Championship. The 570S Safety Car will support each of the nine rounds over seven race weekends and pace a grid that includes cars such as the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, BMW Z4 GT3, Lamborghini Huracan GT3, and the Audi R8 LMS.

This year’s British GT Championship will also feature the McLaren 650S GT3 and the brand-new 570S GT4, which will run its development season in the series.

"Motorsport is a key element to the make-up of McLaren – both in terms of our hugely successful history but also the extremely exciting future. This latest partnership with the British GT Championship underlines the common links between McLaren road-going and track-dedicated models," said Ansar Ali, McLaren Automotive’s newly-appointed Motorsport Director.

Much like any safety car, the 570S received a few exterior upgrades such as a light bar on the roof, "Safety Car" graphics on the doors, and "British GT" and "Pirelli" decals. Inside, the only addition is a radio system. Everything is stock under the hood, meaning that the safety car uses the twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8 to put 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet on the ground. This should be more than enough to pace the powerful race cars competing in the British GT Championship.

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2016 McLaren 570S GT4

2016 McLaren 570S GT4

McLaren’s most affordable race car

In 2015, McLaren debuted the new Sports Series, a family of sports cars slotted below the Super Series and aimed at the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo. Having already launched three models, the 570S, 540C, and 570GT, the Brits are now pushing the Sports Series into motorsport territory with a track-only version called the 570S GT4.

As the name suggests, the race-bred coupe was developed to GT4 specifications, which makes it eligible for an array of European racing championships, including the GT4 European series. Created in conjunction with McLaren GT, the brand’s motorsports division, and GT racing specialists CRS GT Limited, the 570S GT4 will be raced in the 2016 season of the British GT championship. One example will be run by Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse before the car is homologated for GT4-spec championships globally and sold to customers for the 2017 season.

"The launch of the Sports Series has broadened McLaren to a new audience, introducing technologies to the sports car market and to a new group of customers. The 570S GT4 is doing the same in the motorsport world, and will bring the opportunity to own and race a McLaren -– previously limited to a very small number of people –- to a much wider group," said Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive.

Along with the new race car, McLaren also announced that it has appointed Ansar Ali as Motorsport Director. Former CEO of Caterham Cars and current chief of Zeos Cars, Ali will be responsible for on-going strategy and management of McLaren’s motorsport activities.

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2016 McLaren 570S Coupe

2016 McLaren 570S Coupe

Only two years after it launched the P1, its first supercar since the F1, and twelve months after it replaced the MP4-12C with the 650S, McLaren introduced the 570S Coupe at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Slotted below the 650S, the 570S gives McLaren access to a new segment and brings the company’s race-derived technologies to a new audience. With the 570S Coupe, McLaren adds the Porsche 911 Turbo to the roster of sports cars it will wage war against, and launches its new Sports Series family, which will expand to include at least five models.

Although it the smallest and least powerful, road-going McLaren yet, the 570S Coupe promises to be as exciting as any sports car coming from Woking. The coupe shares its DNA with both the 650S and P1, while also using a range of race-bred technologies that already debuted in previous models. In short, the 570S Coupe isn’t a lesser McLaren, but the company’s attempt to make its products available to a wider clientele and at a more affordable price. It’s part of McLaren’s recently announced plans to expand globally, and, by the looks of things, this new strategy is off to a great starts thanks to the 570S Coupe. Read more about it below.

Updated 12/02/2015: McLaren dropped a new promo video for its 570S showing the car in action on the track, the open road and in the town. Hit play to watch it!

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XCAR Reviews The New McLaren 570S: Video

XCAR Reviews The New McLaren 570S: Video

The McLaren 570S has been in the headlines lately, and let’s be honest, it should be. It is McLaren’s newest entry-level model, and the first car in its Sports Series. McLaren designed the car to be more of a daily driver as opposed to something you only take to the track or special events. It is aimed to compete with the Porsche 911, but as pointed out in XCAR’s review, it also competes quite well with the Audi R8. Pricing, 0-to-60 times, and even top speeds are nearly the same between the Porsche, Audi, and the 570S.

The 570S has a lot of firsts for a McLaren, such as vanity mirrors, a cup holder, and styling that doesn’t focus on downforce or track performance. The best part is, McLaren can sell this phenomenal, entry-level supercar at a price that won’t kill your pocketbook if you’re looking at high-end sports cars – around $185,000 here in the U.S. Words can only say so much about such an incredible machine that just about anybody is capable of driving, so check out the video for yourself. Let the sound of the engine sink in and see just how well the 570S handles for a supercar. It’s looking like Porsche and Audi better watch out.

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Chris Harris Drives The McLaren 570S: Video

Chris Harris Drives The McLaren 570S: Video

The 570S is what McLaren describes as a high-end sports car and not an actual supercar. That might boil down as semantics to a lot of people, but the company still wants to make it a point to differentiate which segment it belongs to — largely because the McLaren 570S was developed to compete against the likes of the Audi R8 V10 and the Porsche 911 Turbo instead of the bonafide exotics like the Lamborghini Huracan and the Ferrari 488. Whatever McLaren’s intentions are for this car, one thing appears certain about the 570S: it’s not your typical McLaren.

Automotive journalist extraordinaire Chris Harris found that out recently when he was afforded the opportunity to spin the wheels of the 570S in both road and track settings. Off the bat, Harris highlights how the 570S makes no apologies for what it is and what it isn’t. Essentially, it’s the first car McLaren has built that doesn’t live and die by lap times and top speed numbers. Granted, it can still sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 204 mph, but as Harris points out, those items are nothing but extra cherries on top of this beautiful sundae.

McLaren prides itself on calling the 570S a road car that owners can fully enjoy without worrying about what it can do on a race track. That’s not to say that it’s completely out of place in a circuit because Harris took it to one and seemed to enjoy using every available inch of road on the track. The absence of a locking differential on the 570S does make it seem like it’s going to be a handful to drive on a track, but again, this isn’t a car that was built to set lap records. The 570S is a car that McLaren built to be enjoyed by owners who want to experience the power and speed of a supercar without having to pay for one.

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2016 McLaren 570S - Driven

2016 McLaren 570S - Driven

Wristwatches. That’s what I was thinking about while checking out the new McLaren 570S. And not for the usual traits – fine craftsmanship, mechanical precision, symbols of status – shared by timepieces and automobiles alike. Instead I was reminded of a choice I made when I was 14.

After going through a few lower-end watches, my teenage self determined it was time to invest in a quality timepiece. My finite resources left me facing a dilemma: Would I go for the upper end from a cheaper brand, or the bottom end from a higher-quality one? I settled on a Swiss-made quartz watch – the entry level from the best manufacturer I could afford – and I wore it proudly for many years, content that I had made the smart choice. Over two decades later, that watch spends more time in a drawer than on my wrist. Yet that’s what was ticking in my head as I slipped into the cockpit of Woking’s latest.

McLaren, you see, is about as exotic as automakers come. What the new Sports Series (of which the 570S coupe is part) represents is the prospect of getting in at the bottom end of a high-end lineup instead of the top end of a (relatively) more mainstream one. McLaren’s higher-end models – alongside which the Sports Series is being built at the McLaren Production Center – target rivals from Ferrari and Lamborghini. But the 562-horsepower output and $184,900 base price pit the new 570S one step downmarket against the Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Turbo – the very top of the line from less exotic marques. And that, arguably as much as anything else, is the novelty that the Little Mac brings to market.

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McLaren Sports Series Will Add A Shooting Brake Version

McLaren Sports Series Will Add A Shooting Brake Version

McLaren just launched its new Sports Series, which currently includes the 2016 McLaren 570S and the less-powerful 2016 McLaren 540C that will be available early next year. During the launch, however, it was announced that McLaren plans to reveal a new, rebodied model as early as next year. Originally, the company planned to add the 570S Spider to the series next year, but those plans have been pushed back to at least 2017 in favor of this new, unknown model.

Despite the rumor that this new “rebodied” model would be a long tail car, some are envisioning something more along the lines of a two-door station wagon. When asked about the possibility of a McLaren station wagon, or shooting brake, Director of Design Frank Stephenson said, “I won’t deny or confirm, but it could be an interesting way to go because that segment needs space.” He went on to say, “Whatever you think are limits, aren’t limits at McLaren.” With answers like that, it’s hard to say what the next model could be, but McLaren wants to attract a “different sort of buyer,” and a shooting-brake variant could certainly do just that.

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2016 McLaren 570S Coupe Mauvine Blue by MSO

2016 McLaren 570S Coupe Mauvine Blue by MSO

Officially launched in 2011, McLaren Special Operations (MSO), previously part of the McLaren Customer Care Programme, has evolved into one of the most famous customizing divisions of the sports car industry. Thanks to this branch, modern McLarens are as customizable as a Ferrari, and judging by the number of MSO-modified P1s we’ve seen recently, it’s safe to assume McLaren has a lot more customers that commission one-off supercars than the Italian brand.

But the P1 isn’t the only McLaren product that can be enhanced at the MSO shop. The 2015 McLaren 650S is also part of the program, and recently McLaren has also given the newly launched 2016 McLaren 570S Coupe the green light for bespoke makeovers. The first MSO-crafted 570S to come from Woking is this Mauvine Blue edition built in just one example.

The number of details you can add to the 570S via MSO is similar to what you can get for both the P1 and the 650S. The Brits are more than happy to create a unique exterior paint, as well as combine the standard features offered inside with bespoke leather inserts and contrast stitching. It all depends on how much you’re willing to spend. Although this example is less flashy on the inside, it is the kind of sports car that will draw a lot of attention at auto shows or supercar meetings. Check it out below to find out why.

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McLaren 570S Will Get Spider And GT Versions By 2017

McLaren 570S Will Get Spider And GT Versions By 2017

McLaren has confirmed that its entry-level Sports Series is set to expand well beyond the current 2016 McLaren 570S and 2016 McLaren 540C, with new Spider and Gran Turismo variants. The roomier Gran Turismo is slated to arrive first in 2017, with a folding-hardtop Spider coming later in the year. Both will be powered by McLaren’s seminal 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 and built around the same MonoCell II carbon tub.

According to a new report, the 570S Spider will have a folding-hardtop mechanism similar to the one in the 2015 McLaren 650S Spider, which should only add about 90 pounds to the 570S hardtop’s 2,895-pound curb weight. Like the coupe, expect the Spider’s V-8 to produce 562 horsepower and 443 foot-pounds of torque. The minimal additional weight shouldn’t affect performance too much, meaning the Spider should get close to the coupe’s 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds and top speed of 204 mph. Given the difference in price between the 650S Coupe and 650S Spider, expect a premium of about $30,000.

A Sports Series drop-top was pretty much a given, but the Gran Turismo is a bit more of an enigma. Current rumors indicate the new GT body style will make way for more interior space and storage capacity, making it more suitable for long journeys. That being the case, expect the GT’s adaptive damper suspension system to be a bit more compliant, with selectable Normal, Sport and Track handling modes. Performance should be more-or-less on par with the Spider.

According to an earlier report from Automobile, the GT’s additional space will be made possible thanks to an elongated, full-glass roof that stretches over the engine compartment. The interior will also be more opulent, with more leather and Alcantara surfaces and comfier seats. Expected to cost around $185,000, the mid-engine GT could potentially occupy a unique place in a market filled with larger, front-engine grand tourers.

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McLaren At The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

McLaren At The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Only about an hour drive from the McLaren Technology center in Woking, the Goodwood Estate is pretty much right in McLaren’s backyard. So, as a demonstration of British automotive pride and to show its appreciation for fans of the company, McLaren brought several cars from its past, present and future to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s all brought together in this brief but excellent video from McLaren.

The event was also the first time we got see the new 2016 McLaren 570S turn a wheel under its own power, with McLaren Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and McLaren test driver Chris Goodwin taking it up the famous hill climb on separate runs. A 2016 McLaren P1 GTR track-only hypercar, special edition 2015 McLaren 650S Le Mans (which was actually an XP1 preproduction prototype) and 2015 McLaren 650S GT3 race car also made runs up the hill. In addition, McLaren brought out a 2015 McLaren 650S, 1997 McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ and a few other cars for attendees to drool over.

As a refresher, the 570S is McLaren’s new entry-level supercar, if $185,000 can be considered entry-level. Like all other current McLarens it gets a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8, which in this car sends 562 horsepower at 7,400 rpm to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Positioned against the Porsche 911 Turbo, it does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 204 mph. Also present was the 2016 McLaren 540C, in McLaren’s Sports Series, which is expected to expand to as many as five cars soon.

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McLaren 570S Can Now Be Tested In DriveClub on PS4: Video

McLaren 570S Can Now Be Tested In DriveClub on PS4: Video

Video game tie-ins are as popular as ever these days, with major brands reaching out to virtual platforms in order to offer up their latest and greatest speed hardware for general simulated consumption. One of the latest automakers to get in on the trend is McLaren, which will make its 570S available on PS4’s DriveClub.

DriveClub is the first game to offer the 2016 McLaren 570S. The car is part of the extended RPM Car Pack DLC, which will also include the 2016 Nissan GT-R, 2015-2016 Nissan 370Z Nismo, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7, and 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.

The RPM Car Pack is part of a larger update for the game slated for parallel release. Expect several new events, a variety of new trophies and new earnable bonus liveries, as well as a free download of the 2011 Peugeot EX1 Concept. You can get all this at the end of the month on June 30th.

Watching the above-featured trailer, the 570S is looking quite good on the PS4. We start out on a lonely desert road, where the McLaren blasts its way along a snaking two-lane, its high-strung exhaust note reverberating off the high rock walls. This is followed by a series of close-ups of the engine, carbon-fiber bodywork, and carbon-ceramic brakes, demonstrating the high level of detail that DriveClub offers. Next is the obligatory ass-out drift, complete with tire smoke and rev-limiter shriek. Finally, the rain begins to fall, giving us a slow-mo view of the moisture-streaked panels.

Now, I know this isn’t in-game footage, but you can’t deny how good this looks. It almost makes me forget the new Forza Motorsport 6 trailer shown at E3…

Almost.

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McLaren 570S - Walkaround: Video

McLaren 570S - Walkaround: Video

One thing you can definitely say about Shmee150 is that the guy doesn’t stay in one place for long. I suspect he may have secretly perfected teleportation technology, but that’s a story for another day. Today we find the affable Brit at the McLaren Technology Center, where he’s getting an up-close look at McLaren’s new entry-level supercar, the 570S.

Watching the video, it’s immediately apparent how few of the 570S’s exterior details come through in pictures. It’s a car you need to see in three dimensions to appreciate. The painted strip of bodywork on the door above the side air intake is for the most part detached from the door panel and also houses a hidden door handle. The two symmetrical creases on the hood are all but invisible in pictures but add a bit of dynamism to an otherwise flat hood. Reminiscent of the ones on the Ferrari 599 GTB, the C-pillars are actually flying buttresses that channel air towards the rear lip spoiler. In short, there are plenty of details here you may have previously overlooked.

The 570S should be an interesting car to watch. Along with the 540C (which won’t be available in the U.S.) it’s the first car in McLaren’s sports series, and with a price tag of $184,900, it undercuts the front-engine Ferrari California T by over $10,000. It’s arguably the more desirable car, too. Its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 uses the same basic engine architecture as the 650S and P1. It produces 562 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. The 570S does without the active aerodynamics and sophisticated adaptive suspension of its more expensive siblings, but at just 2,895 pounds, it should extremely quick.

While we wait to find out just how quick it is, check out the details with Shmee and read our full review of the 570S here.

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McLaren 570S Could Get GT4 Version

McLaren 570S Could Get GT4 Version

When McLaren dropped cover on its entry-level 570S coupe at this year’s New York Auto Show, the Woking-based automaker framed the vehicle as the most accessible and usable model to date, with an $185,000 asking price and a comfortable demeanor suitable for daily use. Now it appears as though McLaren will consider a race-only version of the 570S for GT4 homologation, often seen as the more relaxed alternative to cutthroat GT3 competition.

Speaking to the UK publication AutoCar, an unnamed senior source at McLaren said, “We are looking at it and working out where it fits in our race strategy from F1 downwards. We would need to be confident of being able to do it at a price that made sense both to us and our customers."

McLaren may also make a return to Le Mans, although it’s unlikely to do so any time in the near future. The hesitation stems from the high expectations set forth by the F1 GTR, which took victory in the famous 24-hour race in 1995 in its very first attempt: "[…] if McLaren does go back to Le Mans, it could only be in the right way and with the right car," said the anonymous source.

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Chris Harris Chats With McLaren's Chief Test Driver About The 570S: Video

Chris Harris Chats With McLaren’s Chief Test Driver About The 570S: Video

Normally, watching two people discuss cars in a static environment can be a bit boring, but not when those people are Chris Harris interviewing McLaren’s chief test driver and former racing driver Chris Goodwin. The subject at hand is obviously the new 570S, McLaren’s latest weapon against established carmakers like Porsche and Ferrari. Filled with insider information, the video above goes to great lengths at explaining the new McLaren model, from its raison d’être to the technical bits that comprise the car’s package.

As most of you know, McLaren now has a three-tier product lineup, enthusiastically called Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series. Unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the new 570S is part of the Sports Series and it will soon be accompanied by the lower-spec 540C. The Ultimate only consists of the P1 and P1 GTR, while the Super Series comprises the 675 LT, 650S and 650 Spider. Getting back to the 570S, which like the others is based around a carbon-fiber tub and a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter , V-8 engine, it seems that the new model will be the best of the bunch at combining daily-driving activities and circuit-carving.

Even though it features a more conventional suspension, smaller turbochargers and less power than its siblings, the 570S is not something to be played with, as Chris Goodwin eloquently explains in the Chris Harris interview. It even overlaps the 650S from some perspectives, so don’t think of it as a baby McLaren, but one that simply occupies a more attainable niche. Chris Harris can’t wait to drive one, and I can’t really blame him.

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McLaren 570S Driving Shots: Video

McLaren 570S Driving Shots: Video

It’s not often that we here at TopSpeed get a video as pure as this one. Press play, and you won’t get some smarmy host cracking jokes or a drawn-out history lesson, or fact-free opinion making. In fact, there’s no dialogue whatsoever, apart from a delightful mechanical soliloquy. All you get is three and half minutes of footage presenting the new McLaren 570S as it’s driven at the limit of grip, tires howling, twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 wailing.

Details on the various venues used are scarce, but include a desert race track and snowy cold weather testing. You’ll see the new sports car from shots from inside the cabin, high-speed cornering, and powder-chucking drifts, all with an internal-combustion soundtrack.

This is the kind of video I’d like to see more of. All too often, there’s something getting in the way of the car, be it the music or banter or a shot of two haggard automotive journalists hashing out what the marque’s “true” intentions were (pro tip: it was to sell cars). By contrast, this video is like hopping in your chariot, turning the ignition, and heading out to your favorite twisty bit of abandoned tarmac. It’s simple and effective.

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McLaren 570S Configurator Goes Live

McLaren 570S Configurator Goes Live

Throughout it’s short history as a road-going car manufacturer, McLaren rarely had more than one vehicle on offer. This changed in 2013 when the P1 supercar joined the MP4-12C sports car, which was later replaced by the 650S. Come 2015, and the Brits added a third model to their lineup. It goes by the name Sports Series and it is aimed at the Porsche 911 Turbo. The first model of the new series, the 570S, broke cover at the 2015 New York Auto Show last week, with a P1-inspired design and 562 horsepower at its disposal. Moreover, it sports McLaren’s latest in terms of race-bred technology, on top of being the lightest vehicle in its class.

But despite its racy character, the 570S was developed with day-to-day usability in mind, and is packed with premium features. Its cabin provides the most usable space of any McLaren to date, while offering leather-wrapped seats, and a leather-trimmed dashboard and steering wheel as standard, just like its Porsche-built competitor. Making the 570S that much more appealing is the availability of numerous customization options, most of them courtesy of the brand’s MSO division. These were pretty much a mystery until today, when McLaren fired up the 570S Coupe’s online configurator. Keep reading to find out more and head over to McLaren’s official website to customize your own.

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A Closer Look At The McLaren 570S With EVO: Video

A Closer Look At The McLaren 570S With EVO: Video

From the sexy Nissan Maxima to the lightweight and powerful Porsche Boxster Spyder, the 2015 New York Auto hosted debuts for many outstanding vehicles. The event was of great importance for automakers the world over, but seemingly it’s McLaren that made the most of it by opening a new chapter in its short history as a road-car manufacturer. This new chapter kicked off with the 570S Coupe, which marks many first for the British company. It’s not just the brand’s smallest sports car yet, but also the most affordable, bringing McLaren’s race-bred technology to a wider audience. What’s more, it might just be strongest competitor the Porsche 911 Turbo has had in years.

Crafted around the same carbon-fiber, MonoCell II chassis used in the P1 and 650S, the 570S Coupe borrows many of its styling features from its bigger and more powerful siblings, while also sporting unique cues of its own. Developed with a focus on day-to-day usability, it features a well-appointed interior. Power is provided by McLaren’s award-winning, twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8 detuned to generate 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. But despite being the least-powerful road-going McLaren in history, its low curb weight enables it to deliver a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 428 horses per ton.

We’ve already seen it in photos, but now it’s time to have a closer look at McLaren’s sports car on the New York Auto Show floor, courtesy of EVO.

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