McLaren has announced two UK debuts at next month’s Wilton motoring spectacular where millions of pounds worth of classics and supercars will grace the lawns of the Wiltshire stately home in an event extended to two days.
Hypercars and supercars already lined up included LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, Aston Martin One-77, a Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang and a Veyron Super Sport WRC as Wilton Classic & Supercar with Castrol Edge on June 6-7 draws a prestigious range of more than 500 cars and motorbikes which organiser and host Lord Pembroke says includes almost every Bugatti model ever made.
Now McLaren has announced the UK public debuts of the Sports Series 570S Coupé premiered in New York and the Super Series limited edition 675LT alongside the ground-breaking 650S and the Ultimate Series 1,000 PS McLaren P1 GTR, the track-dedicated version of the car chosen by F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. It will be the first time the range has been shown together in the UK.
The 570S Coupé is the first and most powerful model in the Sports Series, with lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis and mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine producing 570PS and 600Nm of torque. It rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, 200 km/h in 9.5 seconds, and tops out at 328 km/h.
The limited edition 675LT will makes its UK debut alongside the award-winning 650S Spider. The 330 km/h ‘long-tail’ 675LT generates 675PS and is the lightest and most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the Super Series with production limited to 500. It cracks 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, and to 200 km/h in just 7.9 seconds
The 650S, core model in the Super Series, is a no-compromise open-top supercar with retractable hardtop, powered by the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 with 650PS and 678Nm torque, for fresh air high performance.
But grabbing most attention will be the 1,000 PS McLaren P1 GTR, with the combination of the 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo pumped up to 800PS plus electric motor producing 200PS.
The full range of McLaren models is available from the expanding UK network of McLaren retailers in Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and, most recently, McLaren Ascot near the McLaren Technology Centre.
At Wilton, Saturday June 6 is dedicated to classic cars with the Sunday focusing on supercars and both days offering visitors hundreds of machines to admire, a live restoration project, interactive stands, live music and a host of food and trade stands.
There will also be the first public viewing of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Zagato Prototype which was discovered recently in the USA after 50 years and the Bloodhound Project car ahead of its world record attempt later this year.
There will also be prizes for the very best cars on display and the launch of a new category, the Concours d’Histoire which will recognise great stories behind some of the cars at Wilton Classic & Supercar show.
[showhide]Sports Series: 570S Coupé to make UK public debut after New York premiere
Super Series: Limited edition 675LT will make its UK debut alongside the groundbreaking 650S
Ultimate Series: Track-dedicated 1,000PS McLaren P1™ GTR offers access to the world’s most exclusive McLaren ownership programme
The full three-tier McLaren model range will be displayed publicly in the UK for the first time at the Wilton Classic and Supercar Show. The event, based at the Wilton House estate in Wiltshire takes place 6-7 June 2015, and will see models from the Super Series and Ultimate Series joined by the McLaren 570S Coupé; the first model in the recently launched Sports Series.
Following the global reveal of the 570S Coupé at the New York Auto Show last month, the first and most powerful model in the newly announced Sports Series will be shown publicly in the UK for the first time. The mid-engine sportscar features the lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis, and a highly efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine generating 570PS (562bhp) and 600Nm (443lb) of torque. With a greater focus on day-to-day usability and refinement, this latest model is very much a pure McLaren, boasting a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 434PS per tonne, and electrifying performance. The 570S Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.2 seconds, reaches 200km/h (124mph) in 9.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 328km/h (204mph). Pricing for the 570S Coupé starts at £143,250.
The limited edition 675LT will make its UK debut as one of two Super Series models on display, alongside the award-winning 650S Spider. The 675LT generates, as the name implies, 675PS (666bhp) and is the lightest and most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the Super Series. Production of the coupé-only model is strictly limited to 500 examples worldwide. With a clear focus on light weight, optimised aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement, the coupé-only model re-establishes the ‘Longtail’ heritage. With a top speed of 3330km/h (205mph), the 675LT accelerates to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 2.9 seconds, and hits 200km/h (124mph) in just 7.9 seconds.
The 650S is the core model in the Super Series, designed and developed to give the enthusiast driver the ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement. Fitted with the award-winning 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine producing 650PS (641bhp) and 678Nm (500lb ft) of torque, it is a no compromise open-top high performance supercar with optimised levels of performance, handling and driver enjoyment. The secret of its success is its carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, which needs no extra strengthening to provide the necessary rigidity or safety when developing a convertible. This keeps any weight increase to a minimum, meaning the McLaren 650S Spider offers all the enjoyment and driver appeal of the fixed-roof sibling – but with the added appeal of roof-down driving. The 650S Spider is fitted with an electrically retractable hard top, which can be automatically raised or lowered on the move in less than 17 seconds.
Completing the line-up from McLaren at the annual event will be the McLaren P1™ GTR, representing the Ultimate Series – the most exclusive and definitive McLaren range. The track-dedicated model is the most powerful built by McLaren to-date, fitted with a 1,000PS (986bhp) powertrain comprising a highly efficient 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo petrol engine generating 800PS (789bhp) together with an integrated lightweight electric motor producing an additional 200PS (197bhp) of instant power. Drivers will also join the world’s most exclusive McLaren ownership programme, and gain unique access to more than 50 years of race winning knowledge and expertise. With access to the world within the McLaren Technology Centre, each driver will have an unparalleled, and completely unique, experience. As race winners and world champions have before them, each driver will embark on a bespoke driver programme designed to hone and optimise driving skills, and learn how to get the best of themselves and the car.
The complete range of McLaren models is available from the network of McLaren retailers across the UK. McLaren now has locations in Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and, most recently, McLaren Ascot opened its doors a short distance from the McLaren Technology Centre.