Words: Sean Parker, Photographs: Andre Davids
Cape Town - We spent the day with McLaren's 570S, the British automaker's 'entry level' 419kW/600Nm sports car, in Cape Town.
The new 570S derives its name from its power output (570PS/419kW) and shares its DNA with the McLaren Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it hierarchy. The sports car is the first bodystyle to be shown in the Sports Series. It measures 4.5m long, 2m wide and 1.2m tall.
It’s fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres (225/35/R19 front and 285/35/R20 rear) and buyers have access to a range of forged alloy rims.
It uses the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine as its 650S sibling and has a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds and rockets to a top speed of 328km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 9 litres/100km with emissions of 258g/km.