McLaren has announced that the recently unveiled 540C and 570S have entered the pre-production phase.
After being officially unveiled just earlier this year, the first two additions of the Sports Series range made by McLaren, the 540C and the 570S, are being placed into the spotlights once more, this time with the company announcing their pre-production phase. This is actually the final milestone in the vehicles’ development and will be assuring a smooth transition to the final production versions.
“The pre-production phase is one of the most important, and also one of the most demanding, in a product readiness phase at McLaren. Up to this point, vehicles have been running in various locations around the world and subjected to some of the harshest conditions, and we are testing every component and system to the extreme. This final phase brings all testing together for the first time in a package that is representative of the cars our owners will be taking delivery of”, said the McLaren executive director of Quality, Andreas Bareis.
The pre-production models will continue to be tested out by McLaren and the company has announced that more than 500,000 km (410,690 miles) of testing has been performed on the two sports cars. These have included every weather condition from the extreme heat of Arizona and Nevada to the Arctic freeze of the Northern Sweden. The two models are powered by the only engine existing in the McLaren lineup, the 3.8 liter twin turbo, which is rated at 533 HP (397 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque in the 540C and producing 562 HP (419 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque in the 570S.