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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic

Every carmaker has one lowest-priced vehicle, and McLaren had the 540C in 2015 as the entry-level supercar, even though it's hard to call a supercar an entry-level vehicle.

McLaren tried to get more customers from other brands who created more affordable alternatives to the British manufacturer's 570S and introduced the lower-spec version of that supercar in the form of the 540C. Even if it sported a six-figure price tag, it was still more affordable.

The 540 Coupe was built on top of a carbon-fiber MonoCell II chassis adapted for day-to-day driving usability. As a result, its look resembled its bigger brother, the 570S but lost some of the aerodynamic elements that made the S a fierce track competitor. Thus, the Coupe lost the blades under the front bumper, redesigned for a less-aggressive look. Still, the lower part featured wide air intakes needed to cool the brakes and the radiators placed upfront. Moreover, the side sills were less profiled and not so low to the ground, so the driver shouldn't be worried about speed bumps. Yet, the mid-engined supercar kept similar black side air-intakes for the engine, and there was no wing at the back. Yet, the rear bumper showcased a big diffuser that also hosted the two exhausts on the outer sides.
Inside, the carmaker extensively used the leather on the seats, door cards, and lower door areas. In addition, a 7" IRIS touchscreen infotainment found its place on the center stack. Moreover, it incorporated the HVAC control unit. As expected, the sports seats wore high-bolstered areas.

Behind the cabin, the carmaker placed a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine that provided enough oomph to the rear wheels to rocket the car from naught to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.5 seconds.

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MCLAREN 540C 2015 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.8 V8 7AT (540 HP)

MCLAREN 540C 3.8 V8 7AT (540 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8 V8 7AT (540 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
3799 cm3
Power
397.2 KW @ 7500 RPM
540 HP @ 7500 RPM
533 BHP @ 7500 RPM
Torque
398 lb-ft @ 3500-6500 RPM
540 Nm @ 3500-6500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
199 mph (320 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic (SSG)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/35/R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
178.3 in (4529 mm)
Width
82.5 in (2096 mm)
Height
47.3 in (1201 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2976 lbs (1350 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.2 mpg US (16.6 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
258 g/km
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