To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mclaren’s first Formula 1 race, McLaren has united the race car from the 1966 Monaco GP, the M2B, with a modern day McLaren in the form of the 570S Coupé.
The 570S Coupe’s livery honours the M2B, with pure white paintwork highlighted by a central green stripe and silver edging.
The 570S is hand-built at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC), next door to the team’s Formula 1™ facility in Woking, England, and is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, of McLaren’s own design. With a whopping 562bhp, the powertrain produces almost double the power of the McLaren M2B, allowing the 570S to accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 204mph.
Like the M2B, the 570S uses race car-style double-wishbone suspension all round, with adjustable dampers that can be tailored – along with the responsiveness of the transmission and engine – through the Adaptive Dynamics Panel located in the centre console, where drivers can choose from Normal, Sport and Track driving modes.