The 2016 McLaren 570S Coupe

McLaren 570S Coupe Launch 2015 Portimao
McLaren 570S Coupe Launch 2015 Portimao

The British maker, McLaren, is expanding its Sports Series. As an important addition, the 2016 570S model arrive as the lowest-priced ever. Trying to boost the sales, there are now offering less exclusive supercars. Is a good idea? McLaren has always been recognized as one of the most exclusive supercar makers.

The 2016 McLaren is truly a powerhouse, sharing the P1’s heart. But, what about the rest of the features? They truly worth it? With its P1-inspired style and high-end specs, the 570S can be on the right direction.

Let’s see some of the most relevant specs of the new 2016 McLaren 570S Coupe.

A Tuned M838T for the 2016 570s

The 2016 570S packs a twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve 3.8 L V8, called by the maker as the M838T engine. This is the same machine inside many of the recent McLaren models, including the ultra-high-performance P1 and the MP4 series.

Receiving all that power, there is a 7-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission with cutting-edge technologies to improve performance. With this basic specs, this aggressive monster produces 562 hp at 7400 RPM and 443 lb-ft of maximum torque at 5000 RPM.

McLaren 570S Coupe Launch 2015 Portimao

Thanks to this kind of muscle and many other determinant features, the 2016 570S goes from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h).

A carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis even more improved is present. Only weighing 176 lb (80 kg), it provides the same durability and safeness. In terms on suspension, the 2016 570S features independent adaptive dampers in the front and anti-rollbars with dual wishbones in the rear. The smart suspension is determined by the three driving modes: ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’.

Exterior and P1-inspired Looks

McLaren 570S Coupe Launch 2015 Portimao

It is a matter of taste. Some criticize the P1-inspired design while other loves it. The rounded, curvy front, large LED lamps in both the rear and back, aero blades below the bumper and many other visual features make clear the relation between this model from  Sports Series with the McLaren P1.

In a more conservative way in comparison with the P1 hypercar, the 2016 570S works efficiently when it’s about aerodynamics. Downforce and cooling were greatly improved by tweaks in the body kit.

The 2016 570S’ rear is one of the most sexier in the market. Its huge, modernized LED taillights make it look fierce and cutting-edge. Despite its clear relation with the P1, the 2016 570S has its own spirit and soul.

Every-day Interior

McLaren had something in mind: making a useful, practical every-day interior. The 2016 570S interior was designed to provide a utility feeling, which indicates that the supercar can be used every day, no matter what. Two of the most important advantages of the design are the eyesight and visual capacities.

A highly functional infotainment system is working with a 7-inch display with touch capacities. Climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio services are available as well.

The British maker didn’t forget the perks of luxury. Inside the cockpit, we can find leather-wrapped seats and leather-trimmed dashboard and steering wheel. If you prefer sport-like features over luxury and comfort, you can always pay an extra option available which replaces standard, leather seats with racing-inspired ones.

The Bottom Line

The 2016 570S is the lowest pricing McLaren until the 540C model gets available. The US$187.400 base price represents a more accessible McLaren supercar to the date. Thanks to this, the maker foresees great sales for this model, even triplicating company’s numbers by 2020.

Its main rival in the segment is the Porsche 911 Turbo S, packing a 3.8 6-cylinder engine that produces 560 hp, going from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h).