Every McLaren road car benefits from Formula 1™ technology transfer. Trace that history back 50 years and you’ll find McLaren’s first Formula 1™ car, the M2B. Follow the narrative to the present day and you arrive at the new McLaren 570S Coupe, the first Sport Series model with its carbon fibre MonoCell II, carbon-ceramic brakes and Brake Steer technology all derived from the pinnacle of motorsport.
The 570S is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine of McLaren’s own design, which feeds power through a Seamless Shift Gearbox with rocker-shift controls; they echo the controls used by Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso each race weekend. With a staggering 570PS (562bhp), the powertrain produces almost double the power of the McLaren M2B, allowing the 570S to accelerate from 0-100kph (0-62mph) in just 3.2 seconds and on to a sensational 328kph (204mph).
Fifty years after the M2B made its debut at Monaco, the 570S echos the drive for innovation that McLaren has always stood for.