- McLaren 570S Coupé and 675LT Coupé to make Belgian show debut
- The Sports Series is available to order now, priced from €162,750 in Belgium
- McLaren is represented exclusively by Ginion Group in Belgium and Luxembourg
SURREY, 11-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — McLaren will showcase the Sports Series and Super Series at the 94th edition of the Brussels Motor Show, 12-24 January 2016. McLaren Brussels will present examples of the 570S Coupé and the now sold-out 675LT Coupé. Both models were unveiled last year – in New York and Geneva respectively – and this will be the first time the two models have been displayed together at a European motor show.
The 570S Coupé is the first – and most powerful – model to be launched in the Sports Series, establishing the third and final model tier for McLaren. The all-new, mid-engine sports car brings McLaren race-derived technologies to the segment for the first time, while offering a greater focus on everyday usability and refinement. The 570S Coupé features a highly efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine which generates 570PS (562bhp), accelerating 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 €162,750 in Belgium.
The 675LT Coupé is the most powerful, fastest and most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the McLaren Super Series, and resurrects one of the most revered names in modern-day GT racing – the ‘Longtail’ Strictly limited to only 500 examples worldwide, it is now sold out. It was developed with a clear focus: to deliver maximum performance, engagement and excitement. To achieve this, weight has been reduced by 100kg through the increased usage of carbon fibre – the signature material of McLaren – and by lighter components throughout, including newly developed suspension geometry derived from the McLaren P1™, resulting in an increased track of 20mm. Power of the newly-developed M838TL 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine is 675PS (666bhp) at 7,100rpm, with a torque figure of 700Nm (516 lb ft) at 5,500-6,500rpm.
Stéphane Sertang, CEO of Ginion Group, explains: ‘McLaren has a rich heritage in Belgium, and we are delighted to be representing McLaren at the Brussels Motor Show, displaying the 675LT Coupé and 570S Coupé together. The 675LT has quickly established itself as one of them most exciting and exclusive cars on the road, and we are really proud to showcase the game changer in the sports car segment, the McLaren 570S, which is now available in Belgium and Luxembourg.’
Jon Pollock, Regional Director for Europe, McLaren Automotive added: ‘2015 proved to be a defining year for McLaren, with no less than five new models launched including the 675LT Coupé and 570S Coupé, and 2016 is already shaping up as another busy year. Demand for the new product has been extremely strong, with another record year for sales as the brand continues to grow, and sales in Europe were strong. Already, we have a six month order bank for the Sports Series as first cars are now starting to be delivered throughout the region, and both the Coupé and Spider derivatives of the 675LT have sold out. We are looking forward to another busy year, engaging with customers and fans across the region, starting with the Brussels Motor Show.’
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McLaren Automotive on site 12 and 13 January 2016: Amel Boubaaya, European PR Manager.
Mobile: +44 7920 531357
McLaren Brussels on site during the whole duration of the show: Sofie Verheyden, Press Officer
Mobile: +32 (0) 470 59 11 11
Notes to Editors:
Full press kits for the 570S Coupé and 675LT Coupé, and a selection of high resolution images are available to view and download from the McLaren Automotive media site.
Media site: cars.mclaren.press
570S Coupé press kit: http://cars.mclaren.press/press-kits/mclaren-570s-coupe
675LT Coupé press kit: http://cars.mclaren.press/press-kits/mclaren-675lt
About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey.
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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To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative and highly acclaimed sports cars, McLaren Automotive has partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology including, AkzoNobel, ExxonMobil, Pirelli and SAP.
Designed for the track; Developed for the road
The connection between Formula 1 and road cars at McLaren is a natural process of experience, knowledge, principles and process transfer. Through the integration of 50 years of Formula 1™ racing expertise and knowledge, and over 20 years of heritage in producing landmark sports cars, McLaren Automotive designs, develops and builds a range of technologically advanced and groundbreaking high performance sports cars which are designed to be a no compromise drive on both road and track.
McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production over the past 30 years, and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.
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European PR Manager | McLaren Automotive Ltd.
Mobile: +44 7920 531357
Press Officer | McLaren Brussels
Mobile: +32 (0) 470 59 11 11
SOURCE: McLaren Automotive Limited