2016 McLaren 570S Review – A Powerful “Junior” Supercar



It might sound like comparing apples to oranges but the 2016 McLaren 570S is like the Mazda Miata among McLaren’s lineup as the Miata is compared to other sports coupes/roadsters. Like the Miata, the 570S is a perfectly capable vehicle offering tons of excitement despite lacking some things. This is where the similarity ends; at the supercar level of the 570S, it does not lack power, agility, and other supercar qualities; it just lacks the more high-end go-fast-bits that it’s more expensive and more powerful siblings have but still makes up for it with its own quirks.

2016 McLaren 570S Review – A Powerful “Junior” Supercar

The 2016 McLaren 570S is the Tinier Sibling of the 650 and 675

If looks were to make a vehicle then there’s no mistaking the 2016 McLaren 570S being one, sculpted lines, trademark modern McLaren shapes, carbon fiber used as a major part of the structure, carbon-ceramic brakes, mid-engine layout, and an overall look that just will snap necks whenever it appears out of nowhere. Under its mid-engine layout hood is a V8 with just 3.8 Liters of displacement and boosting it with twin turbos. The result is an F1 like engine with small displacement but top notch precision resulting 562hp of great performance and engine response. This is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that shifts lightning-quick delivering power to the rear wheels.

The 2016 570S is the better-suited for everyday use supercar as getting in and out is fairly easier along with the better comfort if seating position is concerned. On the quality side, it’s not luxurious but more performance-oriented doing away with flashy chrome and contrasting interior opting for low key synthetic suede on the dashboard and panels, subtle contrast gray leather trim and exposed carbon fiber. Overall the interior is simple, but functional as a performance car, it also gives off that stripped down feel that purpose-made race cars have for their interior.

While it doesn’t have the mountains of power as it’s more expensive siblings, 562hp on the 2016 McLaren 570S is nothing to sneeze at, pair that with an ace up its sleeve; the 570S is the lightest production McLaren currently out making it very agile eating through corners like it was on rails. The tiny yet powerful engine is made more exciting by using larger turbos making it possess turbo-lag and if you’re not careful with the throttle you might make the rear wheels lead the front requiring snappy reactions, adding to the excitement.


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2016 McLaren 570S Review – A Powerful “Junior” Supercar
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