The brilliant, British built, McLaren 570S is joining our Supercar Driving Experience line up. It's the first time a McLaren has been part of our fleet of Supercars and joins Supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Audi and Porsche. We had a chance to put the 570S through its paces at Thruxton whilst taking some promotional shots for our 2017 driving experience brochure in September. We were incredibly impressed with the performance and handling of the car and can't wait for our car to arrive.
The 570S will form part of five different Driving Experiences. Gift packs can be purchased now with dates to attend from February 2017.
About the McLaren 570S
McLaren describe the 570S as "completely driver-centric and performance oriented, the 570S Coupé is equally at home on the track as it is on the open road" and we have to agree! The fast sweeping corners and high speed nature of Thruxton quickly expose any cars vulnerabilities. The McLaren 570S inspired confidence from the moment we headed out of the pitlane on to the track. The 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine (the same one that's used in the McLaren P1) is immense and took us by surprise. The car is so fast and feels like it wants you to go faster.
The 570S, like McLarens Formula 1 cars is prominently made of carbon fibre. The MonoCell II tub which the car is built around weighs just 75kg! This lightweight and stunning V8 engine means the 570S has the lightest weight in its class and the highest power to weight ratio.
The gearbox is the now familiar twin clutch system as found in almost all supercars. The 570S has seven gears to choose from with power sent to the rear wheels through an open differential.
Keeping the car in check, the car has double wishbones all round with three-way adaptive dampers. Driver can choose between Normal, Sport and Track modes.
Check out McLarens promotional video for the 570S
Engine size: 3.8-litre twin turbo V8
Power: 562 BHP
Top Speed: 204 MPH
0-60MPH: 3.1 seconds
The motoring press have heap praise on the 570S
EVO Magazine: "The 570S has the sweetest chassis in its class, and values driver enjoyment over outright pace, making it a more enjoyable car than the 650S"
Autocar Magazine: "Its performance level is exceptional, without compromise to driveability. Its handling is equally outstanding: a special mix of track-ready purpose, with on-road compliance, precision and stability – and enriched by wonderful control feedback"
Top Gear: "The wonderful 570S is arguably McLaren's greatest achievement to date"
Autoexpress: "Performance cars should be about theatre, and from the moment the 570S’s sculpted, dihedral doors arc skywards, it delivers the true supercar experience"
Whatcar: "The McLaren 570S is crushingly fast yet communicative and fun, even at sane speeds"