McLaren Sports Series tested to the extremes

McLaren has just released an awesome video of the brand new Sports Series in the midst of its stringent testing regime around the world. Showing the British sports car testing in both the hot desert sun, the cold of a European winter and a range of other trying and testing conditions, the video isn’t one to miss!


So far, two variants in the McLaren Sports Series are available. They are the 570S and 540C. Beneath the skin, the McLaren 570S Coupe uses a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with 564 hp. As a result, the 570S Coupe can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2-seconds, while 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in a very impressive 9.5-seconds with the pace not letting up till the car reaches a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph). By comparison, the 540C delivers 540 hp.

The engine has been branded the M838TE with E standing for Evolution as 30 per cent of the car’s engine is bespoke. Linked to the engine is a seven-speed SSG transmission that promises to be quick and smooth. Stopping power should be just as impressive courtesy of standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes, fitted behind a newly designed range of forged alloy wheel options shod, as standard, with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

Next year, a more comfortable and versatile GT variant of the Sports Series will hit the market. The following year, a Spider version will be unveiled.

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