Whether you’re talking about the McLaren F1, P1, or the MP4-12C for sale, it’s always been a rule that owning a McLaren will be an experience to make your wallet weep hot tears. Until now, that is. With the upcoming McLaren 570S for sale, your wallet won’t have quite as much to cry about, thanks to an MSRP of $184,900.
Yes, that’s still a whole lot of cash, but when you compare it to its rivals, it suddenly doesn’t seem so bad: the Ferrari 488GTB comes with a price tag of $242K, the Lamborghini Huracan, $240K. You can even pay monthly, if you’d prefer.
What sort of performance can you expect from this mid-engine, rear-wheel drive pocket rocket? Atop its carbon fiber chassis, you’ll find a 3.8L V8, which gives the 570S a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of 204mph. These specs are almost identical to its nearest rival, the 488GTB. But as any drivers know, technical specifications only tell half the story. You can make the greatest car in the world on paper, but if it drives badly? It’s done for.
None of the motoring press have driven the car yet, but it seems real unlikely that we’d have anything to worry about. McLaren’s previous cars have all been crackers, and there’s no reason to think that pedigree is about to break down now.
Speaking to Gizmag, McLaren’s David McIntyre explained that although the 570S may not be as fast as the McLaren 650S for sale, McLaren hope the 570S will be more exciting, with tweaks to the suspension being made ‘so the car feels more lively.’
At the front, the car looks strikingly similar to the 650S, the next model up in McLaren’s range, but towards the rear, the car takes cues from the P1, with a similar (albeit fixed) rear wing, and arching tailights.
The car’s plush cabin looks a lot more comfortable than you may expect from a supercar, with leather adorning not only the seats, but also the dash. Options run the gamut of luxury, with alcantara, Nappa leather, and carbon fiber all featured. The car’s entertainment system comes with much the same features as the 650S, including SIRIUS satellite radio in North America, and McLaren’s IRIS touchscreen set up. McLaren promise that the 570S will also feature ‘the most usable space of any McLaren model to date.’
In many ways, the 570S appears to be a slightly scaled down 650S, but with a major price cut. For anyone who has been clamoring to join the McLaren club, this looks like a great place to start.
If you’re looking for an even bigger bargain, McLaren also have another new model out, the 540C. Unavailable in the US, but for sale in the UK, where it’s $26,000 cheaper than the 570S, that could be something to look into for the canny buyer.