The already acclaimed McLaren 570S has just entered series production at the company’s highly-technological assembly facility in Woking, the United Kingdom.
The highly anticipated new McLaren Sports Series lineup is one step closer to reality as the new 570S Coupe will be churned off the production line by the factory workers – the first in what the Uk automaker envisions as an entire range of models tasked to attract new buyers to the brand. “The Sports Series is targeted towards a new buyer and opens McLaren up to the sports car market that we have not served to date. The buyer of a Sports Series model will still experience the benchmark performance and driver engagement delivered by every McLaren model, but will also notice the increased usability and practicality that differentiates it from our existing cars, ” has said Jolyon Nash, McLaren Sales and Marketing Executive Director.
A true McLaren, the 570S employs a MonoCell II chassis and uses a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 powerplant good for 570 PS (419 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque mated to a seven- speed Seamless Shift Gearbox. That’s enough to jump to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds on its way to the maximum speed of 328 km/h (204 mph). The first ever 570S to come off the production line has been sent to a British retailer, with a starting price of at least 143,250 pounds. Later on the brand will also introduce the more affordable (126,000 pounds) 540S and the company has also announced the Sport Series will encompass three models, with a newly announced bodystyle due out next year.