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Tony O'Kane | Mar, 31 2015 | 4 Comments

The new McLaren 570S has gone official, just hours after leaked photos first surfaced online.

As the first model in McLaren’s new entry-level ‘Sports Series’ range, the 419kW 570S is destined to take on models like Porsche’s 911 Turbo and the Ferrari California T.

The new McLaren is driven by the same 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 that features across the brand, giving the 570S 419kW (570PS) at 7400rpm and 600Nm of torque between 5000 and 6500rpm.

Motivation is sent to the rear wheels through a paddle-shifted seven-speed SSG transmission, and Mclaren claims a 0-100km/h time of just 3.2 seconds.

That makes the 570S only a fraction slower than the 478kW ‘Super Series’ 650S (3.0 seconds) and the 496kW 675LT, which, at 2.9 seconds, is the only one of the three to break below the 3.0 second barrier.

Importantly for the number crunchers, the 570S coupe’s acceleration time also makes it a hair quicker than the 911 Turbo, which promises a still rather rapid 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds.

A new version of McLaren’s carbon-fibre MonoCell lies beneath the skin of the new 570S, although, at 80kg, it is no lighter or heavier than the monocoque inside the 650S.

But, with an overall dry weight of 1313kg when specified in ‘lightweight’ form, the 570S is a touch heavier than the 1301kg lightweight option for the 650S.

On the styling front, the 570S features a new version of McLaren’s logo-inspired headlights and an all-new rear end that apes the P1 hypercar's distinctive tail lights.

Air channels in the sides and tops of the swan-hinged doors help direct air into the cooling ducts in the rear of the car, while inside there's acres of leather and Alcantara surrounding an all-LCD instrument panel.

If you're planning a weekend away, the modest 150 litre front boot provides enough space for a couple of travel bags to be crammed in.

Interestingly, despite being the "baby" of McLaren's revitalised range, the 570S is actually fractionally wider, longer and taller than the 650S.

Still, despite being physically larger, the 570S is very much the entrypoint - an is expected to sell strongly as a result.

Speaking to TMR last year, McLaren Automotive's Executive Director of Global Sales Jolyon Nash said the company hopes the 570S - and the Sports Series as a whole - will deliver strong sales growth.

"If our volumes double over the next two years we’ll be happy," Nash said to TMR.

"So if we’re selling between 3000-3500 cars a year in 2016 and 2017 we’ll be very happy, but we’ll still be very exclusive,"

"What the Sports Series will do is sell in a segment below the 650S and will attract new customers to the McLaren brand."

Australian pricing has yet to be announced, though a local debut could occur in either late 2015 or early 2016.

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