For creating some of the best high-performance cars today, McLaren dominates in the automotive industry. Their success even extends to the track in the form of their Formula One team. Responsible for some of the best performing race cars currently competing, McLaren racing ruins anyone else's chance to even compare. Now entering into a new, more budget friendly space, McLaren introduces the new 570S coupe, a gorgeous, exotic looking vehicle disguised as a sports car.
While not an inexpensive car by any means, the McLaren 570S allows the British car company the opportunity to duke it out with established luxury supercars like the Audi R8 and the Porsche 911 GT3. Where the new McLaren 570S fully exerts its dominance over the competition is worth its weight.
Some fighters may look at size as an advantage; yet, toting around roughly 300 pounds less than both the R8 and 911 means the 570S’ engine has a lot less to drag around. Resulting in one of the quickest and best handling cars in its class, the McLaren’s new Sports Series line has undoubtedly found the perfect posterchild.
McLaren decided to rely on its proven mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive design to bring the 570S roaring to life. It’s twin turbo, 3.8L V8 engine is packing a whopping 592 horsepower and delivers as close of an experience to a race car as you’ll find in a luxury sports car. The new 570S punches you in the gut when it accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour in a just 3.1 seconds and is sure to leave you white knuckled when it tops out at a blazing fast 204 miles per hour.
Breaking into a new class of supercars can be difficult, but given McLaren’s track record of high quality supercars and race cars, there’s little reason to start doubting the British manufacturer now.