McLaren is nearly ready to launch the new 570S and 540C and the brand has released a video showing the cars during extreme testing.
These new sports cars, part of McLaren’s Sports Series, will be the most attainable cars the British supercar maker has produced. The 570S puts down 562 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8-liter turbocharged V8, while the 540C, which won’t be coming to the U.S., makes due with 533 hp from the same engine. Running from 0 to 60 mph will take the 570S just 3.2 seconds while the 540C will make the run in 3.5 seconds.
A carbon fiber monocoque supports both cars and has been tweaked to make ingress and egress easier compared to McLaren’s larger cars. This is in anticipation of this car being sold in larger quantities thanks to its lower price point, starting around $185,000, putting it right in line with the Porsche 911 Turbo.
McLaren has been hard at work testing this car, running it over 310,000 miles in some of the most extreme conditions from around the world including the Arizona desert and the arctic reaches of Northern Sweden.
Deliveries of the 570S will begin before the end of this year, while the full Sports Series family will be launched by the end of 2017. The 540C will come to North America, but for now will only be sold in Canada.
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