On the back of confirmation that the McLaren Sports Series will debut at next month’s New York Auto Show 2015, a new report has emerged suggesting that the first model in the Sports Series will be dubbed the McLaren 570S.
A name like 570S would reflect the British marque’s current nomenclature featured through the Super Series with the 625C, 650S and the 675LT unveiled earlier this month. It also makes sense considering McLaren Automotive chief executive Mike Flewitt confirmed recently that both ‘C’ and ‘S’ variants of the McLaren Sports Series will initially be made available to customers.
Additionally, the presence of the ‘570’ in the name obviously indicates that this Sports Series variant will deliver 570 hp from its 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. As such, it would deliver about 10 hp more than its direct rival, the Porsche 911 Turbo S. It will also put the car’s power output above the Mercedes-AMG GT.
Beyond borrowing its engine from other McLaren models, it has been confirmed that the Sports Series will also utilise the firm’s carbon fibre MonoCell monocoque and become the first car in its class with such a platform. In terms of pricing, chief executive Mike Flewitt recently confirmed that the new British sports car will be aimed squarely at the 911 Turbo and Turbo S duo.