Think of it as, oh, just your every day driver from the British automaker known for its supercars. McLaren is launching its new Sports Series at next week’s 2015 New York International Auto Show with its new 570S Coupé. The two-seater carbon fiber sportster packs a V8 engine under the hood and churns out 562-horsepower.
McLaren says the entry-level sportster has been designed to optimize aerodynamics and increase downforce. You can see some of its design cues from the latest teaser photo which reveals an aerodynamic rear window cut-out.
McLaren notes that this is the first time it’s ever offered its race-derived technologies in the sports car segment. We’ll have to wait and see if a Spider variation is in the works, as well. When it comes to the price tag, it’ll likely be in the same range as to compete with the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.
It’s been a busy year for the automaker. Earlier in March, McLaren confirmed a limited production for the new 675LT of only 500 production models globally, after unveiling it at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show. It’s the fastest, lightest and most powerful model in the McLaren Super Series.
McLaren 570S Coupe press release:
Mar 25, 2015
McLaren has announced that the first model to be launched in its Sports Series family will be called the 570S Coupé. This V8 powered, carbon fibre structured two seater will show its beautiful yet aerodynamically optimised form for the first time in less than a week when it debuts at the 115th New York International Auto Show.
With the launch of the first Sports Series derivative, the 570S Coupe, McLaren will be displaying its three tier model strategy together in New York for the first time globally. Every Sports Series model will share its DNA with the Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the McLaren hierarchy. A pure McLaren, offering class-leading levels of performance, coupled with optimised handling characteristics and driving dynamics, the 570S Coupé marks the first time McLaren has offered its pioneering and race-derived technologies in the sports car segment. In line with the naming convention begun with the 650S, the number 570 gives away the power output of this first McLaren Sports Series model: 570PS, which equates to 562 in hp.
Further details and images of the McLaren 570S Coupé will be announced next week ahead of the global reveal which will take place at the McLaren Automotive press conference in New York at 14.55 EST (19.55 GMT), Wednesday 1 April 2015, Stand 704, Level 3.
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