- Sports Series: 570S Coupé to make UK public debut after New York premiere
- Super Series: Limited edition 675LT will make its UK debut alongside the groundbreaking 650S
- Ultimate Series: Track-dedicated 1,000PS McLaren P1™ GTR offers access to the world’s most exclusive McLaren ownership programme
SURREY, 8-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The full three-tier McLaren model range will be displayed publicly in the UK for the first time at the Wilton Classic and Supercar Show. The event, based at the Wilton House estate in Wiltshire takes place 6-7 June 2015, and will see models from the Super Series and Ultimate Series joined by the McLaren 570S Coupé; the first model in the recently launched Sports Series.
Following the global reveal of the 570S Coupé at the New York Auto Show last month, the first and most powerful model in the newly announced Sports Series will be shown publicly in the UK for the first time. The mid-engine sportscar features the lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis, and a highly efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine generating 570PS (562bhp) and 600Nm (443lb) of torque. With a greater focus on day-to-day usability and refinement, this latest model is very much a pure McLaren, boasting a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 434PS per tonne, and electrifying performance. The 570S Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.2 seconds, reaches 200km/h (124mph) in 9.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 328km/h (204mph). Pricing for the 570S Coupé starts at £143,250.
The limited edition 675LT will make its UK debut as one of two Super Series models on display, alongside the award-winning 650S Spider. The 675LT generates, as the name implies, 675PS (666bhp) and is the lightest and most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the Super Series. Production of the coupé-only model is strictly limited to 500 examples worldwide. With a clear focus on light weight, optimised aerodynamics, increased power, track-focused dynamics and driver engagement, the coupé-only model re-establishes the ‘Longtail’ heritage. With a top speed of 330km/h (205mph), the 675LT accelerates to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 2.9 seconds, and hits 200km/h (124mph) in just 7.9 seconds.
The 650S is the core model in the Super Series, designed and developed to give the enthusiast driver the ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement. Fitted with the award-winning 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine producing 650PS (641bhp) and 678Nm (500lb ft) of torque, it is a no compromise open-top high performance supercar with optimised levels of performance, handling and driver enjoyment. The secret of its success is its carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, which needs no extra strengthening to provide the necessary rigidity or safety when developing a convertible. This keeps any weight increase to a minimum, meaning the McLaren 650S Spider offers all the enjoyment and driver appeal of the fixed-roof sibling – but with the added appeal of roof-down driving. The 650S Spider is fitted with an electrically retractable hard top, which can be automatically raised or lowered on the move in less than 17 seconds.
Completing the line-up from McLaren at the annual event will be the McLaren P1™ GTR, representing the Ultimate Series – the most exclusive and definitive McLaren range. The track-dedicated model is the most powerful built by McLaren to-date, fitted with a 1,000PS (986bhp) powertrain comprising a highly efficient 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo petrol engine generating 800PS (789bhp) together with an integrated lightweight electric motor producing an additional 200PS (197bhp) of instant power. Drivers will also join the world’s most exclusive McLaren ownership programme, and gain unique access to more than 50 years of race winning knowledge and expertise. With access to the world within the McLaren Technology Centre, each driver will have an unparalleled, and completely unique, experience. As race winners and world champions have before them, each driver will embark on a bespoke driver programme designed to hone and optimise driving skills, and learn how to get the best of themselves and the car.
The complete range of McLaren models is available from the network of McLaren retailers across the UK. McLaren now has locations in Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and, most recently, McLaren Ascot opened its doors a short distance from the McLaren Technology Centre.
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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 1,648 vehicles delivered via a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.
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