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!

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 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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  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

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"The rear is where the 570S is unique compared to the both the P1 and the 650S"

Ever since the 650S broke cover with a front fascia inspired by the P1, it became clear the Sports Series will also receive the hypercar’s front end. As a result, the 570S’ appearance is striking, as it features the same "designed by air" fascia, with aero blades below the front bumper, large LED headlamps, and a rounded nose. The 570S also received McLaren’s iconic dihedral doors, which employ a "floating tendon" that divides the airflow, channeling it into the side intakes and underneath the flying buttresses. As a result, drag is minimized along the profile of the 570S, while cooling and downforce are further optimized.

"As much as I like the 650S, I must admit the 570S is by far the sexiest vehicle when viewed from the rear"

The rear is where the 570S is unique compared to the both the P1 and the 650S. The flying buttresses and the teardrop-shaped rear glass help direct air across the rear deck, improving heat evacuation and increasing downforce. The taillights are quite large compared to the rear fascia, while the apron is an all-new design for McLaren. The exhaust pipes are now flanking the intricate diffuser (the 650 has them mounted below the wing), which uses no fewer than eight vertical blades to make the sports car more aerodynamic. As much as I like the 650S, I must admit the 570S is by far the sexiest vehicle when viewed from the rear and that diffuser has "race car" written all over it.

Exterior Dimensions

Weight distribution 42 / 58
Length 4,530 MM (178.34 Inches)
Width 2,095 MM (82.48 Inches)
Height 1,202 MM (47.32 Inches)

Interior

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"The intelligent and ergonomic design of the cabin provides the most usable space of any McLaren to date"

Like every McLaren cabin, the 570S’ has been designed around the driver, with a focus on functionality and visibility. However, the new model was also conveived to offer improved day-to-day usability and enhanced roominess, two must-have features when competing against the Porsche 911. The intelligent and ergonomic design of the cabin provides the most usable space of any McLaren to date, according to the firm. Also, the 570S is equipped with a full infotainment system including a newly designed digital instrument cluster and a seven-inch touchscreen with integrated climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and either DAB digital or Sirius satellite radio.

"Customers looking for a sportier feel behind the wheel can have the standard seats replaced by racing units"

The Brits also made sure the 570S is a worthy competitor for the 911 in terms of premium features by adding leather-wrapped seats, and leather-trimmed dashboard and steering wheel as standard. Customers looking for a sportier feel behind the wheel can have the standard seats replaced by racing units.

Further customization is possible using McLaren’s extensive options list for the 570S, which includes a wide range of Alcantara, Nappa leather and carbon-fiber selections. A McLaren Audio Plus 8-Speaker Upgrade System and bespoke Bowers & Wilkins 12-Speaker Premium Audio System with 1,280-Watt surround sound is also available. The Brits also mention the availability of bespoke interior specification similar to those introduced on the 675LT, which includes "selected colors and materials designed to best showcase the stylish cabin space and co-ordinate with each exterior paint color."

Drivetrain

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"As expected, the 570S hits the streets with 570 PS, which converts to 562 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque from 5,000 rpm, on tap"

As expected, the 570S hits the streets with 570 PS, which converts to 562 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque from 5,000 rpm, on tap. All that oomph comes from a detuned version of the company’s ubiquitous twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8 that cranks out 640 horses in the 650S and 800 horses in the P1. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

The 570S needs 3.2 seconds to hit 62 mph from standing start and 9.5 ticks to reach 124 mph. These figures make it 0.2 and 1.1 seconds slower than the 650S, respectively. Top speed sits at 204 mph, 3 mph less than the 650S, but downright impressive for the segment the 570S competes in.

"The 570S is lightest vehicle in its segment at 2,895 pounds, a figure that makes it a whopping 642 pounds lighter than the 911 Turbo S"

But while the McLaren’s top speed will make 911 Turbo S drivers quite uncomfortable around the 570S (the Porsche can’t do more than 197 mph), the British sports car will be no match for the German in a straight line, as the Turbo S storms from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds.

It might not be the quickest sports car on the market, but the 570S has plenty of other features to brag about. First, it’s lightest vehicle in its segment at 2,895 pounds, a figure that makes it a whopping 642 pounds lighter than the 911 Turbo S and 255 pounds lighter than the track-focused 911 GT3. Second, it delivers a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 428 horses per tonne. And that’s downright impressive given the 911 Turbo S cranks out 349 horsepower per tonne.

The low curb weight resulted in good fuel efficiency and emissions ratings, estimated by the company at 25.5 mpg on the European combined cycle and 258g/km, respectively. Both figures are inferior to the 911 Turbo S’, but McLaren stresses that they will help the 570S benefit exemption from the gas guzzler tax in the U.S.

Drivetrain Specifications

Engine Configuration V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc
Power 562 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Torque 443 LB-FT @ 5,000-6,500 RPM
Transmission 7 Speed SSG
CO2 258 g/km
Economy 25.5 mpg 9.22 l/100 km (EU combined)
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

Chassis, Suspension And Brakes

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"The 570S employs McLaren’s unique carbon-fiber, MonoCell II chassis which has been revised with focus on day-to-day usability"

The 570S employs McLaren’s unique carbon-fiber, MonoCell II chassis which has been revised with focus on day-to-day usability. The chassis weighs in at less than 176 pounds, but it’s strong and stiff enough to provide optimum levels of performance and protection.

The suspension system, on the other hand, is new for the 570S, using independent adaptive dampers with front and rear anti-rollbars and dual wishbones. As always, the suspension setup is controlled by the "Normal", "Sport" and "Track" handling model. In "Normal" mode, the system provides a refined ride, while the "Sport" and "Track" settings turn the 570S into a more track-focused machine.

Stopping power comes from carbon-ceramic brakes, while grip is provided by Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires as standard.

Pricing

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On the U.S. market the new McLaren 570S is priced at $184,900.

Packages
Carbon Fibre Exterior Pack 1 $6,620
Carbon Fibre Exterior Pack 2 $9,380
Carbon Fibre Interior Pack $6,220
Lux Pack $6,530
Exterior
Special Paint $1,640
Elite Paint $4,150
Carbon Fibre Aero Blades $3,530
Carbon Fibre Diffuser $5,000
Carbon Fibre Door Mirrors $1,740
Carbon Fibre Wheel Arches $2,220
Stealth Badge Set No Cost Option
Delete Model Designation No Cost Option
Carbon Fibre Side Intakes $2,520
Carbon Fibre Exterior Door Inserts $3,530
Carbon Fibre Side Skirts $2,520
Carbon Fibre Rear Deck $5,110
Sports Exhaust $3,860
Stealth Effect Exhaust Finisher $510
Soft Close Doors $730
Interior
Electric Steering Column with Easy Entry $1,600
Power Adjust Heated Memory Sports Seats $3,180
Carbon Fibre Racing Seats – Regular $5,960
Carbon Fibre Racing Seats – Large $5,960
Interior Trim – Nappa Sport $1,930
Interior Trim – Nappa Design $1,930
Interior Trim – Nappa Alcantara $2,220
By McLaren Designer Interiors – Sport $2,990
By McLaren Designer Interiors – Luxury $2,990
Carbon Black Alcantara Steering Wheel $590
Carbon Fibre Seat Back $3,710
Leather Sill Finisher with McLaren Branding $730
Carbon Fibre Sill Finisher with McLaren Branding $2,170
Carbon Fibre Interior Components $2,970
Carbon Fibre Interior Door Inserts $1,930
Carbon Fibre Tunnel Side $2,410
Nappa Leather/Alcantara Headliner $1,020
Carbon Black Carpet No Cost Option
Brightwork – Smoked Chrome $390
Contrast Stitch No Cost Option
Non-Contrast Facia Inner Stitch (NCO with all Contrast Stitch Interiors) No Cost Option
Wheels & Brakes
5-Spoke Lightweight Forged Wheel – Silver Finish $2,390
Super-Lightweight Forged Wheel – Silver Finish $3,410
Stealth Wheel Finish $1,330
Diamond Cut Wheel Finish $1,810
Special Colour Brake Callipers $1,060
P ZEROTM Tyres No Cost Option
Entertainment
Bowers & Wilkins 12 Speaker Branded Audio System $2,190
McLaren Track Telemetry with Lap Time Function $2,510
McLaren Track Telemetry with Lap Time Function & Three Cameras $4,050
Safety & Security
Vehicle Lift $1,500
Practical
Ashtray $50
Car Cover $530
Warning Triangle & First Aid Kit No Cost Option
Fire Extinguisher – 1Kg $170

Competition

Porsche 911 Turbo S

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The current 911 Turbo S comes with a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine that pumps out 560 horsepower and launches the sports car to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds on its way to a 197 mph top speed. With the recent spy shots showing a 991.2 refresh for the 911, we may well see a revision before the Sports Series hits dealers, but don’t expect it to feature massive improvements inside and out.

Priced from $182,700 and packed with luxury goodies and mind-boggling power, the Turbo S is also one of the most efficient sports cars in its segment. The coupe is estimated to return 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, figures McLaren will have to match in order to steal customers from the German manufacturer.

Learn more about the 911 Turbo S in our full review here.

Audi R8

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Redesigned for the 2016 model year, the R8 comes equipped with a ton of weight-saving components, like carbon-fiber-reinforced body and chassis components and an aluminum front end, which means the sports car can accelerate, handle and stop more effectively.

The updated 5.2-liter V-10 engine now churns 540 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque in the base model, while the uprated version generates 610 horses and 413 pound-feet in the V10 Plus version. But although the V10 Plus is significantly more powerful than the 570S, its 0-to-60 mph 3.2-second sprint doesn’t make it quicker than the McLaren. Top speed, on the other hand, is superior at 205.

Read more about it here.

Conclusion

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As a competitor for the 911 Turbo S, the 570S further expands McLaren’s presence in the sports car market. On paper, the 570S is powerful enough to give the Turbo S a run for its money, but it remains to be seen whether it will be capable to match the Porsche’s dynamics and appeal. Knowing McLaren, the 570S should have everything it takes to send chills down the Turbo S’ spine, but it’s up to the customers to validate it by leaving their checks at McLaren dealerships.

But regardless of what on- and off-track comparison tests might reveal, the 570S (and the entire Sports Series for that matter), will live on as a very important addition to McLaren’s lineup, particularly because it brings the company’s race-bred technologies to a new audience and at a more affordable price than the 650S. What’s more, the 570S is likely to remain a much more exclusive sports car than both the Porsche 911 and the Audi R8.

  • Leave it
    • Tough segment
    • Significantly slower than the Turbo S
    • Some might not agree with the P1-inspired front end

Update History

Updated 10/23/2015: McLaren dropped a new promo video for its latest 570S coupe. Check it out by pressing the "play" button to learn how "the game changed" for the company. Enjoy!

Updated 10/13/2015: McLaren announced that the new 570S Coupe is now available for order. Deliveries should begin before the end of 2015 - depending on the market.

Updated 08/13/2015: McLaren dropped a new video showing the upcoming 570S testing in extreme conditions. The model covered in excess of 500,000 testing kilometers, on both race circuits and roads, in places like Arizona, Nevada, Northern Sweden and the U.K.

Updated 04/03/2015: McLaren announced prices for the new 570S Coupe which will be put on sale later this year. On the U.S. market the model will be priced from $184,900 - which is pretty much what everyone expected.

Updated 07/06/2015: McLaren has officially confirmed thatthe Sports Series lineup will expand to include a 570S Spider and Gran Turismo version.

Updated 04/02/2015: McLaren unveiled the first model in the new Sports Series family at the 2015 New York Auto Show. While no details were offered on the U.S. prices, on the UK market the new 570S will be priced at £143,250 - or about $213,000 at the current exchange rates. We’ve also added a series of new images taken on the show’s floor and a new video, so enjoy!

Updated 03/25/2015: McLaren officially confirmed today that the first model from the Sports Series family will be the 570S Coupe, which will be unveiled on April 1st at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Updated 03/12/2015: McLaren dropped a new teaser image for its future Sports Series model, which will be unveiled next month in New York. Continue reading to check it out.

Updated 03/05/2015: McLaren released a first teaser video for the upcoming Sports Series and announced the model will be unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Updated 01/15/2015: McLaren unveiled a new teaser image showing the carbon-fiber tub of its future Sports Series model. Also, it called its future model "a true McLaren for the sports car enthusiast," making our mouths a little drooly.

Updated 11/24/2014: McLaren unveiled a new teaser image of its future Sports Series sports car. As before, the image shows a car fully camouflaged and only part of it: this time the doors.

Updated 11/07/2014: After just yesterday McLaren confirmed the name for the third model in its lineup, today the company revealed the first official spy shot of the future Sports Series.

Updated 11/06/2014: McLaren has confirmed that the P13 will in fact be called the Sports Series, not the 500S as we all once thought. Additionally, McLaren clarified that this will be a sports car, not a supercar.

Updated 03/27/2014: According to CarAndDriver the next P13 should be powered by a 3.8-liter V-8 engine with an output of about 500 horsepower. This should be enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in about 4 seconds and up to a top speed of 185 mph. Prices will start in the $180k area. The new P13 is expected to be unveiled sometime next year.

Update 11/12/2013: We have created a rendering of the upcoming P13.

Spy Shots

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TopSpeed Rendering

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The above rendering was fairly straightforward to create, as all of the reports point to the Sports Series being essentially a downsized 650S with a few cues from the P1. Nearly all of the P1 cues are up front, including the nose and headlights. We’ll continue to update this rendering as more information comes forward.

Teaser images

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Press Release

McLaren has completed its three tier model strategy with the global reveal of the first in its Sports Series family: the McLaren 570S Coupé. This pure sports car, with driver optimised layout and electrifying performance, shares its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the range hierarchy. The Sports Series introduces McLaren race-derived technologies and design values to a new segment and audience.

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Like every McLaren, the performance of the 570S Coupé is breathtaking. It combines, as its names suggests, 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, while 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in just 9.5 seconds with the pace not letting up till the car reaches a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph).

The Coupé is the first bodystyle to be shown in the Sports Series, highlighting the latest evolution of the McLaren design philosophy. 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 shape of beauty highlighted by details such as the rear flying buttresses that increase downforce as well as adding grace, and 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. Engineered by McLaren, it produces 570PS (562 bhp) at 7,400 rpm, and 600Nm (443 lb ft) of torque at 5,000-6,500 rpm. 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. This lightweight structure, and the use of aluminium body panels, contributes to a dry weight of as low as 1,313kg (2,895lbs), almost 150kg lighter than its closest competitor.

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Minimised weight and a turbocharged engine doesn’t just bring great performance. The 570S also delivers excellent fuel efficiency and emissions for car that is also a member of the 200mph club, with fuel economy of 25.5mpg on the EU combined cycle, and emissions of 258g/km. For the US market, this means exemption from gas guzzler tax.

A PURE McLAREN BOTH ON ROAD AND TRACK

The 570S shows an evolution in the design direction for McLaren, with the McLaren ‘face’ seen on models in the Super Series and Ultimate Series sharpened further. This unique and striking appearance has been designed by air, with a bespoke aerodynamic package including aero blades below the front bumper giving a purposeful stance while channelling clean, cold air through the lower leading edge of the bodywork. Large ultra bright LED headlamps, fitted as standard to all Sports Series models, flank a sculpted bonnet which channels airflow over the front wheelarches. The intricately designed dihedral doors, a McLaren design signature since the iconic F1, possess a three dimensional form including a ‘floating’ door tendon which houses a discreet door button. This unique feature divides the airflow, channelling it into the side intakes and underneath the flying buttresses. This architectural structure ensures drag is minimised along the profile of the 570S, while also optimising levels of cooling and downforce.

Flying buttresses at the rear of the teardrop-shaped glasshouse form part of the aero package, directing air over the shoulderline of the 570S and across the rear deck aiding heat evacuation from the exposed engine bay and increasing downforce. Super-formed aluminium rear fenders ensure clean air is delivered to the fixed rear spoiler, again maximising downforce. The rear of the car is clean and uncluttered, with LED light blade rear lamps which follow the form of the sculpted panels. The rear of the vehicle features an aluminium mesh allowing effective heat evacuation as well as a view into the engine bay. This sits below a concave rear window, another signature Sports Series Coupé design cue. The twin exhausts exit below the rear bumper, either side of a newly designed and highly intricate rear diffuser.

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 MOST USABLE McLAREN TO DATE

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Like every McLaren the cabin of the 570S has been designed around the driver, with a clear focus on engagement, visibility, functionality and more than any McLaren before it, day-to-day usability and space. As standard, 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, with the most usable space of any McLaren model to date. This adds to the 150 litres of storage in the front luggage bay.

The 570S is comprehensively 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.

With the Sports Series, an even greater variety of interior customisation is available with a variety of factory available Alcantara®, nappa leather and carbon fibre options. In addition, McLaren designers have created a range of ‘By McLaren’ bespoke interior specifications, similar to those also available on the 675LT, teaming carefully selected colours and materials designed to best showcase the stylish cabin space and 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.

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Further details of the McLaren 570S will be confirmed following the global reveal, which will take place on Wednesday 1 April, 2015 at the New York International Auto Show. The McLaren Automotive press conference will start at 14.55 EST (19.55 GMT) on Stand 704, Level 3.

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