The figure "540" comes, as usual in the brand, from the power of the engine. It's 540 hp at 7,500 rpm - and 540 Nm of maximum torque - from the 3.8 V8 biturbo engine. That's enough horsepower to reach 320 km/h, or 200 km/h in just 10.5 seconds. Again, this is its entry-level model. Fuel consumption is quite reasonable, just under 11 l/100 km. According to McLaren it is almost 150 kg lighter than its closest competitor on the scales, provided the customer chooses the "lightweight options" among the extras.
With a minimum curb weight of 1,311 kg we are talking about 412 horsepower per ton, and 42% is supported by the front wheels. Power is transmitted through a seven-speed sequential automatic gearbox. If anyone is interested, the 0-100 km/h acceleration is only 3.5 seconds, although there are faster cars in the segment.
Don't look for many differences with the McLaren 570S Coupé, because they are practically the same, and only a McLaren connoisseur will know how to distinguish them. Under the bodywork, it's more focused on comfort and everyday use, with a double wishbone suspension with three settings, between road and track. It does not have a self-locking differential, although it does have an electronic differential (via brakes) that the brand calls "Brake Steer".
The wheels, specific for this model, are 19″ front and 20″ rear, always with Pirelli PZero tires developed specifically for the McLaren Sport Series range. The customer can choose two finishes for the rims. By the way, it is a rear-wheel drive model, both the R8 and 911 Turbo S have all-wheel drive. Its aerodynamics are focused both on grip and on feeding and cooling the rear mid-engine.
The interior is simple, but with luxurious materials and the essential technological equipment: touchscreen stereo, navigation, Bluetooth phone and so on. Deliveries will begin next year, but the brand's dealers are already accepting orders.