Meet the 570S. The 'entry-level' supercar from the mad scientists at McLaren. It is slightly surprising then, that it clocks 0-100kmph in just 3.2 seconds - that's on par with the thoroughbreds from Italy and Germany, read - Lamborghini Huracan and the Audi R8 V10+.
Now, how did McLaren achieve this? The answer is simple - they had a fanatical approach to physics. The need to make the car go fast clearly took precedence over everything else - which also explains why the 570S isn't a particularly good looking car too. Well, the boffins weren't done bending physics when they unveiled the coupe to the globe last year.
There's a special 'Track Pack' that you can now tick on the options list. What does it add? Well, it doesn't add anything in particular. In fact, it removes quite a lot. If the name wasn't voicing intentions clearly enough, the pack is supposed to make the already quick and agile 570S even quicker around a circuit. There have always been two ways to make a fast car even faster. One - add more power. Two - remove weight. McLaren has chosen the later.
The Track Pack shaves off a cool 25 kgs off the weight of the 570S. Most of the flab has been cut off from the interior, where leather has been replaced with Alcantara on the seats, dashboard and steering. The 'heavy' bucket seats have been ditched in favour of a pair made out of carbon-fibre. McLaren has taken track attacks so seriously, that the kit also include the Track Telemetry system that is used on their P1TM GTR race car. "The system provides real-time information, such as lap times, sector splits and comparisons between drivers, as well as post-drive analysis and data-logging with graphical plots of vehicle speed and lap-time deltas," read a statement issued by McLaren.
Visually, there's not much distinguishing the Track Pack'ed version from the standard coupe. The rear wing sits 12mm higher (yes, McLaren pointed that little detail out) that they say generates 29kg of downforce at 241kmph. Oddly specific, we know. Other additions include a roof finished in 'Dark Palladium' and a sports exhaust package.
The 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 motor, on the other hand, remains unchanged - pumping out 570PS of power and 600Nm of torque. With the track pack, the top speed remains unchanged at 324kmph, but it does clock 0-200kmph 0.1 seconds faster than the standard car - at 9.4 seconds. Makes a world of a difference, right?