McLAREN ANNOUNCES CANADIAN PRICING FOR NEW SPORTS SERIES MODELS

19 May 2015

2016 McLaren 570S to start at $219,750; 540C a groundbreaking $196,500

(New York, NY) -  May 18, 2015 – McLaren North America, together with Pfaff Automotive Partners - the exclusive distributor for McLaren automobiles in Canada - today announced pricing for the exciting new McLaren Sports Series models.

The McLaren 570S Coupe, first shown at the New York International Auto Show in April, will start at $219,750 in Canada. A pure McLaren, it brings class-leading levels of performance coupled with optimized handling characteristics and driving dynamics – the first time McLaren has offered its original and race-derived supercar technologies in the sports car segment. In line with the naming convention that began with the 650S, the number 570 gives away its power output: 570PS (562HP).

In addition, the McLaren 540C, the most attainable McLaren yet, will debut in Canada at an MSRP of $196,500. Like the 570S, it shares its DNA with models in the Super Series and Ultimate Series, including a lightweight carbon-fibre chassis and race-derived technologies. It too is fitted with a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which has been developed to be responsive and thrilling even at low engine speeds. As its name suggests, a dedicated application of the award-winning McLaren power unit generates 540PS (533HP).

At the heart of both models is the unique carbon-fibre MonoCell II chassis, newly designed with a greater focus on day-to-day usability, and offering improved ingress to and egress from the cabin. Both the 570S and 540C deliver power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed seamless shift gearbox (SSG) which sees the 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint completed in 3.5 seconds for the 540C and 3.2 seconds for the 570S.

The design of the Sports Series Coupe includes intricate dihedral doors which include an elegant floating door “tendon.” This design feature channels air along the length of the door into the two integrated air intakes mounted in the rear quarter panel. This creates a clean path for the air to flow along the bodywork with minimal drag, directing air to the flying buttresses at the rear of the cabin to optimize air flow over the rear deck and increase downforce and engine cooling.

Both the 540C and 570S have distinctive new alloy wheels, available with silver or stealth finish, 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear, fitted with Pirelli P Zero tires on the 540C, and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires on the 570S. Both have been developed specifically for the Sports Series to offer high levels of performance in all conditions, with progressive levels of grip and a focus on comfort. Both vehicles retain the Formula 1™-derived Brake Steer system, designed to aid cornering through the application of braking force to the inside rear wheel.

The Sports Series features a newly-developed suspension system that delivers driver engagement and refinement on road and track. The system uses front and rear anti-roll bars, Formula 1™- style dual wishbones, and independent adaptive dampers. The damper tuning of the 540C is distinct from the 570S, with more focus on day-to-day road driving. Adaptive dampers offer control over bump and rebound settings using the familiar McLaren Normal, Sport and Track handling settings.

The interior of the Sports Series has been created with a focus on space and ergonomics, offering great outward visibility and interior space for occupants. Organic curves are carried inside from the exterior, ensuring the cabin remains a welcoming environment. A floating centre console features a seven-inch touchscreen which controls all elements of the infotainment system and the air conditioning controls.

Orders for the new McLaren Sports Series are being taken now, with first Canadian deliveries of the 570S anticipated in November 2015.

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Notes to Editors:

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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 1,648 vehicles delivered via a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.

McLaren Automotive Partners           
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.

Visit cars.mclaren.com for more details.

Further information

Laurance Yap
PR Manager | Pfaff Automotive Partners
Phone: +1.416.948.0672
E-mail: lyap@pfaffauto.com

JP Canton
Senior PR Manager | Americas Region            
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Mobile: +1.347.809.0994      
E-mail: jp.canton@mclaren.com

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