We all know that McLaren is using its available technology in the Sport Series, a new range of vehicles, more affordable, that will help de British manufacturer to follow in footsteps of Ferrari.
The new model, the McLaren 570S and its less powerful sibling, the 540C, were officially introduced on the production line. The start of the pre-production phase within the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England marks the final stage in the development programme ahead of the global roll-out of the 570S Coupe.
Up to this point through the development programme, the Sports Series has covered in excess of 500,000 testing kilometres. These have been on a mixture of race circuits and roads, in some of the harshest conditions around the world including the extreme heat of the Arizona and Nevada summer, the Arctic conditions common of northern Sweden in the winter and, of course, the changeable British weather.
The McLaren Production Centre (MPC) has now been set up in preparation for the start of production, with all tooling in place for the new model. The latest phase of the Sports Series programme will ensure the transition of production methods already in place for the Super Series and Ultimate Series models with minimal disruption. It will see the integration of the Sports Series into the production line along with the Super Series.
Deliveries of the Sports Series, starting with the 570S Coupe, will commence before the end of the year. When the full family has been launched, forecast to be by the end of 2017, the range is expected to more than double the annual volume of McLaren, and bring the brand in front of a new audience. Prices for the McLaren Sports Series start from £126,000.