If you have ever wanted to own a McLaren but couldn’t because of the exorbitant prices, now is your chance. The McLaren 570S is the car manufacturer’s most affordable supercar, with prices starting at $184,900.
To purists, this might seem like a step-down. However, just under $200,000 is still nothing to sneeze at; that’ll buy you a couple of American muscle cars. So, what sacrifices have McLaren made to make this supercar affordable? And just how super is it?
The car weighs 1.3 tons, which is 257kg lighter than a Mercedes-AMG GT S and 112kg lighter than the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. The 570S manages this weight because it uses McLaren’s MonoCell II carbon-tub.
The engine is a relatively modest (for a supercar) 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, which churns out 562 brake horsepower at 7400rpm. This is 79 horsepower less than the McLaren 650S. However, 30% of the 570S’s engine is brand new.
This is probably what matters most. The fastest 570S goes from 0-62mph in a mere 3.2 seconds, and has a max speed of 204mph. That will keep it in the same league as cars many times as expensive. And the slowest (and cheapest) version that McLaren Sports Series has, the 540C, is almost as fast; it goes from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds and can accelerate to 1999mph.
The 570S comes with leather-upholstered sports seats along with a leather-trimmed dashboard and steering wheel. There’s also Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch IRIS touchscreen and a front bay that can take in up to 150 liters of luggage.
What we think
Here is our opinion, the McLaren 570S is a beast for the price. It looks good, is incredibly fast and is practical. The only downside is that you can’t really tinker with the engine or even see much of it; the engine cover is about the size of an A4 page. If that doesn’t bother you, then this supercar is the best thing you can buy for close to $200,000.