McLaren has taken the wraps off the 570S Coupe, ahead of its official debut at the 2015 New York Motor Show. The 570S is the Woking-based manufacturer’s first ever sports car and marks the birth of a completely new McLaren ‘Sports Series’ lineup.
Internally called P13, the new 570S Coupe is the new entry-level offering from McLaren. It has been built around McLaren’s carbonfibre MonoCell II chassis, which is a revised version of the 650S’ chassis. The signature ‘shrinkwrapped’ design elements of the car resemble the 650S and the P1. Despite the ‘designed by air’ tagline, which means that the wind tunnel influenced a majority of the car’s design cues and shapes, McLaren has managed to induce oodles of flair into the 570S Coupe.
The 570S Coupe produces 562bhp and 614Nm of torque through a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine, which sits at the centre of the chassis. The engine is mated to a seven-speed ducal-clutch SSG gearbox. The 0 to 100kmph run is completed in 3.2 seconds and the car tops out at 328kmph. The 570S Coupe comes with carbon ceramic brakes and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
McLaren says that the 570S Coupe has been designed with emphasis on making day-to-day usability easier. Prices are expected to be revealed during the car’s maiden public appearance at the 2015 New York Auto Show, next month.