As everyone was expecting from the newest member of the McLaren Sports Series family, what we're dealing with here is a thorough competitor for the Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8 V10. Projected price? Around 170,000 euros, which translates to almost $184,000.
So it's presumed that the Papaya Orange machine on hand is around five grand more costly than the force-fed 911 but is it capable enough? Though it doesn't have a 650S-derived retractable rear spoiler acting as an airbrake, the McLaren 570S weighs 1,313 kilograms according to Le Figaro.
In American money, that's 2,895 pounds. As for the centrally-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, we know that 570 PS equals 562 horsepower. But the previously mentioned publication also brings something new into the equation: 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) are sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed double-clutch auto. What about the run from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)? That's possible in a blistering 3.2 seconds, apparently.
Surprisingly, the main controls and navigation screen are integrated into a tablet-like infotainment system, as one may find in a Tesla Model S. If the leaked photos turn out to be true, then McLaren pulled a cracker on the entry-level supercar segment. Fingers crossed the real thing will mirror the info presented above.
UPDATE: we've added official photos to the gallery. As an added bonus, here are the technical stats thanks to an exclusive report published by AutoNocion.com:
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.2 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph): 9.5 seconds
Top speed: 328 km/h (204 mph)
Engine: 3,799 cc Twin-Turbo V8
Power: 570 PS (562 HP) at 7,400 rpm
Torque: 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) at 5,000 - 6,500 rpm
Power-to-weight: 434 PS per tonne
Transmission: 7-Speed SSG
CO2 emissions: 258 g/km
Economy: 25.5 mpg or 9.22 l/100 km (EU combined)
Dry weight: 1,313 kg (2,895 lb) (with lightweight options package)
Weight distribution: 42 front / 58 rear
Length: 4,530 mm (178.3 inches)
Width: 2,095 mm (82.4 inches)
Height: 1,202 mm (47.3 inches)