McLaren say the 570S is a game changer in its segment as it delivers McLaren DNA to a new customer base. Powered by the same 3.8 Litre Twin-Turbo V8 found in it's bigger brothers the 650S and the P1; the 570S produces 562 bhp (570 PS hence the car's name) and 443 lb ft of torque via a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox. 0-62 mph is dealt within 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 204 mph. These are sensational performance figures but one of the more impressive statistics is the car's lightweight construction. The 570S weighs just 1,313 kg which is all down to McLaren's new carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis design which is an improvement on the one used in the 650S.
With regards to the styling, there is no denying the car has the current McLaren family design DNA with the P1 inspired LED front and rear lights. However, that is where the similarities end as the 570S shares no other panels with other McLaren models. It has unique aerodynamic styling cues such as the front aerodynamic blades, fixed rear wing rather than active as on the 650S, bespoke side skirts and rear diffuser. The car also features door tendons inspired by the P1 that channel cool air into the engine.
The 570S cabin is significantly different from McLaren's other models as key features include an increased class leading storage capacity of 144 litres, leather upholstery, infotainment system mounted on a floating centre console, 7-inch touchscreen including satellite navigation and a 4 speaker McLaren audio system. McLaren have also launched other models within the sports series range which include the 540C which is the entry level McLaren that slots below the 570S and the more luxurious 570GT. The 570GT is the most road biased and luxurious McLaren to date. Unique features to the GT compared to the 570S include recalibrated steering, suspension, chassis tweaks aimed at refinement and modified styling that creates increased luggage space. Step inside and the cabin is tailored for luxury as unlike the 570S, the GT has 220 litres of storage space. These changes make the GT slightly more usable than the 570S because it offers the best of both worlds with incredible luxury, comfort and space as well as astounding performance.