The McLaren 570S Coupe Pushes The Supercar Brand Into New Territory, Sideways
The McLaren 570S Coupe is the most important car built in Woking since Gordon Murray’s F1. Seriously. And as they discovered that less grip can equal more fun, not only did it turn out to be beautiful, but also bloody fantastic to drive. It’s a proper supercar for normal humans who want to go very fast without breaking a sweat.The McLaren name has been synonymous with speed since Bruce McLaren put his racing team on the map in 1963, but the company that makes the 650S, the 675LT and the P1 has only been around since 2011. Four years on, McLaren Automotive managed to sell 1,649 cars and return a profit in 2014, with 30 percent of their turnover invested back into research and development moving forward.
That money is much needed as they intend to keep coming out with at least one new model or variant each year, filling up their lineup that’s now divided into three groups: the Sport, the Super and the Ultimate Series. The target is 4,000 cars per year by 2017, with the Sport Series accounting for 2,500 of those sales.
The entry-level Sports Series family consists of the China-bound, lower-calorie 540C and the regular 570S, with a yet unnamed version following next year (GT3?) before the hard-top convertible hits the stage in 2017. The Mclaren 570S Copupe is a much welcome addition to the lower-end of their showroom offerings,staring at $184,900. (Some call it an “entry level” McLaren, but while it’s not north of $300,000 the way a 650S is, the price of entry is still a bit more than a Honda Civic. Or ten.)