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If you were to take a look at the specifications of the McLaren 570S, you might expect McLaren to describe it as a supercar. With 562bhp from a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8, it’s good for a 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 204mph.
Apparently, that’s not enough performance for a supercar these days; instead McLaren suggest this is a sports car. Unsurprisingly, the British manufacturer doesn’t count the Mazda MX-5 as a rival - despite the categorisation - looking instead to some very well regarded high-performance machines.
More specifically, the 570S has the Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8 in its sights; cars that can potentially be used every day yet that can still top 200mph on a long enough stretch of autobahn or runway. The McLaren is certainly fast enough, but there’s more to it than that.
To make sure it’s a more practical proposition, changes have been made to the carbon fibre chassis to ensure entry and exit are easier. Furthermore, storage space has been increased within the cabin. Arguably it’s the most complete car ever to come out of the Woking factory.