The new 570S, part of McLaren’s new Sport Series, is an all-new sports car built to compete with the Porsche 911.
Along with 562 ponies, its 443 pound-feet of torque are routed to the ground through a seven-speed SSG transmission and out to the unique, forged alloy rear wheels. 0 to 62 mph is done in 3.2 seconds and 0 to 124 mph is achieved in 9.5 seconds. The 204 mph top speed will be greeted not long after.
If you get a bit too unnerved with that brutal acceleration, McLaren has you covered, as it is fitting carbon ceramic brakes to the 570S as standard. These should not only scrub speed quite effectively, they should also, if given a full stomp, put your dentures on the dashboard.
As I mentioned in the opening, the 570S features a new form. In fact, its carbon fiber shell is called “MonoCell II” and it weighs less than 176 lbs. Bolted to it is aluminum bodywork, featuring flying buttress C-pillars and door tendons inspired by the P1. All told, the 570S weighs 2,895 pounds.
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