8/11/15

The McLaren 570S – An Affordable Supercar..?


Yep…   I fully realize that the words “affordable” and “supercar” simply don’t belong in the same sentence.  Well, maybe in relative terms..?
What we have here is British manufacturer McLaren’s new entry-level line of supercars, referred to as the Sports Series.  Meet the 570S…

In reality there really isn’t much that is “entry-level” about the 570S.  The folks from Woking, England have delivered a stunning car, in the McLaren way.  The 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V-8 sits behind the driver in a mid-mounted configuration.  562 hp, supreme aerodynamics and extremely light weight will get the McLaren to 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds and top out at 204 mph, should you be crazy enough to hold down the right pedal that long. 
Moving inside the cockpit delivers the expected luxurious hand-crafted leather available in 930,002 different color choices.  (Not really quite that many…)  Add in the appropriately British Bowers & Wilkins stereo system, a 7-inch touchscreen with sat nav, Bluetooth and WiFi, and you are ready to hit the road.  Then you have the cherry on top:  The dihedral doors – guaranteed to draw out the smartphone cameras at every opening of a door at the gas station. 

Affordable..?
With a base price of $187,000, the McLaren 570S substantially undercuts anything from the prancing horse or charging bull folks in Italy, without a performance deficit or lack of “look at me” street cred.  McLaren will surely sell a boatload of these cars, so get your order in now..!

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