McLaren launches its Sports Series with the 570S Coupé
McLaren 570S coupe
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21st April, 2015
- McLaren reveals first model in its Sports Series, the 570S Coupé
- Sports Series joins the Super Series and Ultimate Series to complete the three tier McLaren range
- A classic sports car with mid-engine rear-wheel drive lay out and carbon fibre structure
- ‘Shrinkwrapped’ design includes elegant flying buttresses to optimise aerodynamics and increase downforce
- M838TE twin turbo V8 engine, featuring 30 per cent new components, produces 570PS and 600Nm
- Breathtaking performance; 0-100km/h (62mph) in 3.2s
McLaren has completed its three tier model strategy with the global reveal of the first in its Sports Series family:
the McLaren 570S Coupé in New York earlier this month. This pure sports car, with driver optimised lay out 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
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 just 3.2 seconds.
The Coupé is the first body style to be shown in the Sports Series, highlighting the latest evolution of the McLaren
design philosophy. The McLaren design team has made 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 per cent 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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Pure McLaren 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 wheel arches. The intricately
designed dihedral doors, a McLaren design signature since the 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
shoulder line of the 570S and across the rear deck aiding heat evacuation from the exposed engine bay and increasing
downforce. Super-formed aluminium rear guards 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-roll bars – 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.
Most Usable McLaren to Date
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 made a range of ‘By
McLaren’ bespoke interior specifications, similar to those also available on the 675LT, teaming carefully selected
colours and materials designed to 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.
McLaren 570S Brief Technical Specifications
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
|0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)
||328 km/h (204 mph)|
||434PS per tonne|
Engine & Powertrain
||V8 Twin Turbo/3,799cc|
||570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,400 rpm|
||600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm|
||7 Speed SSG|
Dimensions & Weight
||1,313 kg (2,895 lb) with lightweight options|
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.