Ahead of the McLaren Sports Series launching at next month’s New York Auto Show 2015, automotive renderer extraordinaire Wild Speed has decided to speculatively imagine how the British firm’s entry-level sports car could look.
Thanks to a number of teaser images and videos as well as a plethora of spy shots, it is already known that the rear-end of the Sports Series will be heavily inspired by the range-topping McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar. With that in mind, Wild Speed has rendered curvy, thin, LED taillights surrounding the rear air vents.
Elsewhere, an aggressive rear diffuser can be seen alongside uniquely designed dual tailpipes. From the side, the McLaren Sports Series pictured includes the air intakes recently previewed by way of a rather revealing teaser image.
While it remains to be seen, the current word on the street is that one of the McLaren Sports Series versions will be dubbed the 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.
[Via Wild Speed]