The McLaren 570S, the alleged ‘entry’ level model into the exclusiveness of McLaren ownership, the price of all this exclusiveness starts at a mere £143k before options.
Powered by McLaren’s awesome 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, producing 562bhp, this the V8 engine that serves throughout the McLaren line-up – right up to range topping £1.98m P1 GTR.
I must be honest here, a 570S standing still looks fast, as in very fast, the numbers are also rather quick, the 0-60mph dash is taken care of in a mere 3.1 seconds, thereafter this bottom of the range model runs all the way up to a formidable 204mph top speed.
So how do you make a very fast car that looks fast and is actually very fast, even when stationary look even faster.
You delve into your greatest hits of Formula 1 liveries and you give it new paintwork in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of McLaren’s first Formula 1 race and you get this:
Based on the McLaren M2B F1 car which was first entered into the 1966 Monaco GP, the M2B features a 3.0 Ford V8 engine producing 303bhp to the rear wheels via a five-speed ZF transaxle. According to the McLaren press release the M2B in the hands of Bruce McLaren qualified in tenth position at Monaco but was forced to retire from the race due to an oil cooler problem.
The 570S is a stunning looking car with aerodynamic curves and slash’s catching the eye everywhere you look, it looks like a McLaren as in you can see the genes of its higher-powered siblings. In the days of constant vulgar car wrapping and modifications this to me looks discrete, tasteful and makes the 570S look even more awesome. Some would also say it looks like the warpaint of a tribal warrior who has survived the apocalypse only for mankind to revert back to the dark ages.
Simply put. Stunning. Now where did I put that MSO order form…….