2015 McLaren 570S

The McLaren 570S Shows up as a More Accessible Car

In Car News, Make, McLaren, Offbeat, Sports Car, Style, Supercar, Technology by Nathan Ehinger

 The maker of some of the most amazing super cars is ready to start offering cars that are more accessible to the rest of the world, that being the majority of the world that is not able to purchase a 650S or P1 but can still possibly live in the realm of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8 and Mercedes- AMG GT. Of course many of us cannot afford these models either, but they are certainly closer to our possibilities than the super car models and offer us the hope and chance we may be able to have one in our driveway, which McLaren is now joining in on that fun.

The 570S will carry in the same power plant as the higher powered models, a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that is attached to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and mounted in the middle of the car to create the best balance possible. With nearly thirty percent of the engine components being redesigned the 570S will offers a strong 562 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. These power numbers will be enough to make driving the 570S an exciting venture along any road.

How fast will this car go and how exciting will the drive be? How does reaching sixty mph in under 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph sound. The crazy part of this car being able to make these numbers is the 570S will be exempt from the gas-guzzler tax because it has been built with an impressive fuel efficiency number in order to make it more enjoyable and last longer on the road between fuel stops and avoid the tax for the super power gas loving cars. In my book, the 570S is a sports car that actually makes sense to buy.

Part of the performance change and ability comes from the lower chassis weight that has dropped 176 pounds bringing it in at a 2,895 pounds for the total car. When compared to competitors this makes the 570S 350 pounds lighter than the nearest one and gives it an easy to love performance and with the centered weight this car can handle twists and turns easily during the drive, making it one of the most athletic cars on any road and is seriously a lot of fun out on the track where it can really unleash its awesome power.

The 570S offers a look that is similar to the other McLaren models in the super and hyper car arenas. With this awesome look and the included performance the 570S makes a great choice as a car that can be had by many more than the higher models. Finally McLaren has found the desire to offer its wares to a much larger audience which could spurn a movement for this awesome car maker to build cars that would be considered everyday drivers, but as of now that is extremely far off. Until then, let’s enjoy the fact there are now some less expensive options for us to enjoy from McLaren.