McLaren has launched the 570S in South Africa, the entry-level Sports Series model will cost between R3.2-R3.5 million ($236,000-$258,000) depending on the foreign exchange rate. By comparison, the 650S costs R5 million in the country.

“This is an exciting and long awaited development from McLaren,” said Justin Divaris, CEO of Daytona, McLaren’s official dealer in South Africa. He further added: “Potential customers have been looking forward to the day they could add a McLaren to their vehicle perusing list as it matches their price range. At this price point, the Sports Series gives the Porsche 911, Ferrari, Bentley, Range Rover, Maserati and S-Class owner an additional option when shopping around for a new vehicle.”

The 570S is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 570 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The power is transferred to the rear axle by a 7-speed automatic gearbox. It can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 328 km/h. Fifteen models of the two-door coupe have already been booked with the deliveries expected to start from Q1 2016. That said, currently there is no plan to introduce the 570S sibling, the 540C, in South Africa.

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