The McLaren name carries with it a substantial amount of street cred. To the average person the 570S will be every bit as impressive as its two older brothers… the $1.3 Million P1 and the $260,000 670S. The difference is this McLaren was built to be driven on the mean streets of your neighborhood. It has everything from a practical glove compartment to an optional front-axle lifter to raise the car to a speed bump safe height.
The 570S is the “price-effective” McLaren. Rather than using very expensive carbon fiber panels for its body, the 570S uses primarily aluminum and does not utilize any active aerodynamic technology. It will not cut corners with the efficiency of other McLarens but its adaptive dampers (albeit less robust) matched with anti-roll bars provide enough control to impress brave enough to test its limits.
Saying that the 570S is the McLaren with the least amount of power is like saying a Bull Shark is safer than a Great White Shark… I guarantee you don’t want to find yourself alone in the water with either one. The 570S is a beast powered by a small twin-turbocharged V-8 Engine. Its 3.1 zero to 60 mph time is only .2 slower than the 650S and .4 slower than the famed P1. Those numbers may sound small but they are the elusive fractions of a second that make a supercar a truly super.
More than any other McLaren, the 570S is handsomely equipped for day-to-day usability. Every detail is set-up as an extension of the driver to deliver unobstructed visibility and practical functionality. It is the type of intelligent design that hard charging supercars often lack.
The McLaren 570S is as close to the definition of true value as there ever has been. If you can convince McLaren to sell you one… it will be worth every penny.
Final Note. It’s not practical but it would be theoretically possible for a person with an average income to give up all the non-essentials in their life and move in with their parents for 36 months to be able to afford the $2200 570S lease payment. It would definitely be worth the sacrifice to say you drive a McLaren.
Twin-Turbocharged & Intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
232 cu in, 3799 cc
Power: 562 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
0 to 60 mph: 3.1 sec
0 to 100 mph: 6.3 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 10.9 sec
(Top speed: 204 mph)
EPA city/highway driving: 16/23 mpg