2017 McLaren 570S Review


The McLaren 570S is the Woking firm’s sports car choice, as part of its Sports Series, which sits below the Super Series. You could be excused for thinking the 570S is a supercar; after all, it’s mid-engined, carbon fibre constructed and has 570hp and a top speed in excess of 200mph. Such is the pace of development though we’ve reached the point where performance that might once have been considered 'super', or even 'hype'r, is now a few rungs down the ladder. That’s incredible, and brilliant if you’re in the market for something to rival Porsche’s ubiquitous 911 Turbo S, Audi’s R8 V10 Plus, or Honda’s NSX, and while the McLaren, or its rivals, could never be described as cheap, if you consider that the performance on offer was once for a the rarefied elite, it actually looks like something of a bargain. The McLaren 570S is a very compelling option in the sports car sphere.   


Body Style: Sports car        Seats: 2            MRP from £143,250 


Did you know? Two seat choices exist for the 570S, Regular for slimmer-hipped owners, or Touring for those not unfamiliar with another kind of Big Mac.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (6.6/10)

A very McLaren interpretation of a sports car, the 570S introduced us to the company’s Sports Series. Slotting in under the 650S, it might be billed as an underling, but its specification doesn’t read suggest as much, and its per...