15 Oct 2015
- Premiere of the 570S Coupé in the South of France at the Prestige Pavilion of the French Riviera Classic motor show
- The 570S Coupe made its dynamic debut on the hill run of the Goodwood Festival of Speed with 2009 Formula 1™ world champion Jenson Button at the wheel
- The Sports Series is available to order now with deliveries starting before the end of 2015 priced from €161,250 for the French market
The McLaren 570S Coupé will make its public debut in the South of France at the ‘French Riviera Classic’ in Nice, France supported by McLaren Monaco this weekend, 16-18 October. McLaren makes its debut at the event, now in its second year, as it expands beyond classic cars to welcome supercars to the display for the first time in the newly created Prestige area.
Unveiled earlier this year at the New York International Motor Show, the 570S Coupé is the first model to be launched in the Sports Series, establishing the third and final model range for McLaren. The all-new, mid-engine sports car introduces McLaren race-derived technologies to the segment yet with greater focus on everyday usability and refinement. Featuring a highly efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine generating 570PS (562bhp), which accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph). Prices for the McLaren Sports Series start from €161,250 in France with first customer deliveries scheduled to commence before the end of 2015.
Jon Pollock, Regional Director for Europe at McLaren Automotive explains: ‘Since it was first unveiled earlier this year, the 570S Coupe has received widespread praise by media, customers and fans, and we are delighted to present it for the first time in the South of France at the French Riviera Classic. With modern sports and supercars now eligible for the event, it is a fantastic opportunity for the public to view the latest addition to the McLaren range alongside some true classics from the automotive world.’
The French Riviera Classic takes place at the Stadium Allianz Riviera in Nice, and works for the promotion and safeguarding of French motoring heritage.
Notes to Editors:
A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press.
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Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was launched in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in coupe and Spider form in 2014, and has announced the Sports Series among the models to be introduced in 2015. The brand continues to expand, and McLaren posted a profit during 2013 – only the third year of vehicle production. This was followed in 2014, by a third consecutive year of growth in sales with a record 1,649 vehicles delivered via a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.
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