McLaren’s new 570S completes extreme weather testing ahead of global roll-out later this year[Not a valid template]
Pre-production has begun on McLaren’s new Porsche 911-rivalling 570S Coupe after an extensive extreme weather testing regime that has seen the new model cover more than half a million kilometres across Northern America and Scandinavia.
The tests – which included stints in Arizona, Nevada and Sweden and highlights of which can be seen in the below video – prequel the new model’s global roll-out later this year. The 570S, the first member of McLaren’s new Sports Series performance tier, will be joined on the McLaren production Centre conveyor belt by the also new-to-Sport Series 540C Coupe.
Both the 570S and the 540C share the same MonoCell chassis and M838TE 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 found in the range topping P1 (plus the exclusive P1 GTR track model) and the 650S, albeit with 570PS (562bhp) and 540PS (533bhp) power figures respectively. Deliveries are set to be complete by 2017, prices having already been confirmed as $225K for the 570S and $195K for the 540C.
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