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2021 Mclaren 570S Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: September 23, 2020
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Mclaren's 570S is from the Sports Series, which represents the marquees' entry-level sports cars. It sits underneath the GT, Super, and Ultimate Series. The 570 badge was built to drive and feel like a road car that can blaze from standstill to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, courtesy the 3.8-liter V8 mated to a 7-Speed gearbox. It does not have the same emphasized downforce design that can be found in the 650S and P1. Rather attention has gone into making this look something that you can use every day. It debuted as McLaren’s new entry-level model and it has become Woking’s finest, ever.

In 2021, McLaren has been snapped guilty of plying a 570S that has a charging port, upon seeing which many have speculated to be that of the twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain. However, McLaren has not confirmed any of those rumors as of yet. Acclaimed by many for its performance capability, the 2021 iteration of the 570S car is expected to cost around, $203,000.

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Pros

Excellent steering and handling capability

Interior with sophisticated materials

Customisation options

Stunning exterior design

Cons

Control placed strangely

Engine degrade, from V8 to V6

Not the best designed interior

What's New?

New V6 with hybrid set up has been contemplated.

Exterior design updated


2021 Mclaren 570S Latest Update

Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2021 Mclaren 570S Exterior video

Styles

2021 Mclaren 570S in Abyss color 2021 Mclaren 570S in Ice Silver Metallic color
Abyss

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.5

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.9

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Mclaren 570S Base

Base

power
562 hp
fuel
Premium Unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$195,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $195,000 MSRP (16/19/23) 562 hp, 3.8L, V-8, Premium Unleaded
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


Design-wise, the 2021 McLaren has aged gracefully as an incredibly elegant package. Starting with the front, the headlights are a slightly muted version of the once we get on the 650S and the P1. Still aping that speedy kiwi touch but in a much more refined and subtle way. And that is because, this six-figure priced car isn’t all about going fast, even though it is, a very fast car. The 570S is as much as about having fun, as it is about going quickly. Hence, the reason why it got a new carbon fiber tub, which is conventionally suspended. Even the steering, exhaust notes, even its gearbox are more analog in their responses than any previous McLaren’ (excluding the F1).

Coming from the Sports Series range, the 570S was very important for McLaren for it was tasked with doubling their production output. This was new territory for McLaren. A daily sports car that can blaze the track with equal enthusiasm. The 570S was not built to be like an occasionally used supercar. Costing around (estd.) $150,000, the 2021 570S continues to come across as one of those strong contenders, especially against the Audi R8 V10 plus and Mercedes AMG GT S coupe.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Front View
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Rear View

7.0/10
Features

 
 
 

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

8.5/10
Exterior

 

6.0/10
Safety

 

9.9/10
Competition

 
 

2021 Mclaren 570S Features

7.0/10

The McLaren 570S come in one trim only. Despite being a sports car, both the 570S and 540C, are categorized to be the mildest of the McLaren’s perfectly suited for both road and track performance. MSO configuration options make the purchase look more lucrative and add ons - packages, exterior and interior options makes it all the worth more special.

MODELS

2021 McLaren 570S Coupe

MSRP

$192,500

Key Features

Carbon-ceramic brakes that offer better performance during spirited driving

 

Summer tires for improved traction

 

Adaptive dampers

 

LED headlights and tail lights

 

Leather seating with manual adjustment

 

Dual-zone climate control

 

A 7-inch touchscreen

 

A four-speaker audio system

 

Extended leather interior with textile headlining

 

Carbon Black leather steering wheel

With spectacular performance, minimalistic yet functional cabin, and subtle-yet aggressive exterior design, the 2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe comes across as a wholesome package. Feature.s like, Power-Adjustable Sports seats, Power-Adjustable Steering wheel, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, Carbon-fiber seats with Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, carbon-fiber interior trim, soft-close doors, Lightweight forged alloy wheels, makes this sports car functionally more exclusive. Several performance measuring features on-board, like the Mclaren Track Telemetry system with lap timer makes sure that you would want to hit the track at least once. The sport exhaust system or the MSO defined Titanium SuperSports Exhaust system gives the 570S a bittersweet symphony.

2021 Mclaren 570S Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Sports cars are potentially dangerous for there sheer ability. The 720S is no exception in this case and the cost to maintain and manage this vehicle will be similar to most supercars like Lamborghini’s or a Ferraris. However, as official recognition is concerned, the 570S has not to be rated by J.D.Power yet, the same goes for its 2018, 2019, and 2017 iterations. So far, the entry-level sports car from McLaren has not received any complaints at all. Without much data, it would be unfair to categorize this as an unreliable, but the cost to maintain V8 engines, and carbon-ceramic brakes don’t come in cheap, and its owners are well aware of that. All in all, McLaren owners are well aware of their McLaren’s reliability quotient.

Reliability and Ownership costs

When measuring the real cost to own, we usually take into count five years where the vehicle has been driven for 15,000 miles per year at least. As far as the 570S is concerned, since this has been built to travel at ease on roads too, the 570S does have the potential do cross countries ( but it might not be as comfortable as a GT). Fuel costs and maintenance costs are given with most performance-oriented sports cars like this one for example.

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Recalls

Although there has been no complaints registered for the 2020 2019 and 2018 model of Mclaren 570s coupe but some airbag issues work complaint for which the company replaced the airbags free of cost after that there had been no such complaints regarding the model. There was also a fuel tank issue where trapped debris and water would cause serious erosion. The 570S, therefore, with its generic warranty plans have you pretty well covered, lets take a look at that.

Warranty

There are different warranty documents and specifications available in different countries. For instance, North American customer policy for the 570S gets a six-month warranty from the date of entry of his/her car into the country and this is officially provided by one of the Mclaren repairing retailing stores in that country.

Criteria

Period

Basic warranty

3 years/ Unlimited miles

Powertrain warranty

3 years/Unlimited miles

Complimentary maintenance

None

The roadside assistance covers general maintenance issues like batteries, wheels, windscreens, glass, body, paintwork, and damaged components.

Miles Per Dollar

Considering the rate of fuel per gallon to be 2.5 US dollars in America it can be said that the 2021 Mclaren 570 runs almost 15 miles per gallon in the city taking up the figures to 21 miles per gallon onto highways. The stats shown by the Mclaren 570s Coupe are comparable and good in comparison to its other rival companies like the Audi R8 but it falls short in front of the Acura NSX which runs almost 21 miles per gallon in the city.

2021 Mclaren 570S Buying Advice

Provided, the 570S is offered in only one trim it is the best and ultimate option available. However, if it were up to us, then we wouldn’t hesitate to get the 570S Spider for its topless cabin. However, all 570S will be offering the same feedback ‘cause at its the core it's the same badge, and the chassis is the same too.

Is buying a used McLaren 570s Coupe a good idea?

If it is about reliability then you can consider a used Mclaren 570S, but the warranty discrepancy makes the idea of buying a used Mclaren 570s Coupe a questionable move. Most users who own a Mclaren advise getting an extended warranty. But what happens with sports cars like the 570S is the more recent they are, the more exciting they get. For its the technology that drives these cars that is developed every year with significant effects on the vehicle. However, if the budget is a bit of a constraint then a used 570S will not disappoint you.

2021 Mclaren 570S Engine and Performance

8.5/10

2021 McLaren 570S will continue the same Ricardo-sourced, but differently tuned 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which has been extensively used throughout the McLaren lineup. It produces 562 horsepower and 443 ft-lb of torque, keeping the same high redline and linear torque curve. Power is driven through a 7-speed twin multi-plate clutch and all that power is sent to the rear wheels. The 2021 570S has been rumored to take a different route.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe has 5.2-liter Naturally Aspirated V10 Engine

With electric being the future, and other marquees coming up with hybrid technologies, even McLaren has decided to go the hybrid pathway. And this is not just limited to electric battery and an electric motor added to the drivetrain, but there’s also a new engine. The details about the engine are not available at this point now, but it will likely be of 3-liter V6. A small engine with lesser cylinders might have low performance, but the electric motor will surely make up for it.

Models

2021 McLaren 570 *

2020 Audi R8

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

MSRP

$192,500

$195,900 $162,900

$157,500

Engine

3.8-Liter V8 5.2-Liter V10 4.0-Liter V8

3.5-liter V6

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed Graziano SSG dual-clutch

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

9-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power 

562 hp @ 7500 rpm 602 hp @ 8100 rpm 577 hp @ 6250 rpm 573 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque 

443 ft-lbs. @ 5000 rpm

413 ft-lbs. @ 6700 rpm

516 ft-lbs. @ 2100 rpm 476 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

*data based on 2020 model

While the, yet to confirmed, V6 might produce more horsepower than 562 hp, the battery and motor will for sure to add up the remaining torque to make it 600 hp car. Also, it is notable it is easier for an electric motor to produce more torque compared to that of a gasoline-based engine.

2021 McLaren 570S Acceleration And Braking Performance

The 3.8-liter engine that was used in the McLaren 570S Coupe could help the car jump from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. The RWD makes the swashbuckling affair all the more exciting. In terms of braking, every car almost needs 100 feet distance to stop from 60 miles per hour speed, but it's the Audi R8 that outruns the 570S Coupe in terms of braking. However, the Audi R8 has the slowest of acceleration from 0-60with the NSX being the quickest of the lot.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe accelerate 0-60 MPH in 3.2 sec

The 570S gets three driving modes - Normal, Sport, and Track mode. These modes improve the dynamics of the car. Not just that, engine responsiveness changes with rapid gear shifts and hence faster track time.

Models

2021 McLaren 570 (Expected)

2020 Audi R8

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

0-60 MPH

3.2

3.9

3.1

2.7

Quarter Mile

6.1

7.9

6.0

5.1

Top Speed (mph)

203

198.8

196

191

Braking 60-0 (feet)

100

96

100

103

2021 Mclaren 570S Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 570S has never been shy of its low fuel consumption figures. The MPG figures of the 570S was on par with most cars in its lot, however it still was behind the NSX, which has been using the hybrid technology way before. So, the scenario is about to change with the new V6-hybrid engine set up.

Models

2021 McLaren 570 (Expected)

2020 Audi R82020

Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

MPG (City)

15

13

15

21

MPG (Highway)

22

20

20

22

MPG (Combined)

18

16

17

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16

20

20

15

Range (miles)

N/A

337

350-309

328

Although when compared to theAudi R8 and theMercedes GT C series, MPG figures of the 570S coupe is almost similar to the miles driven by Audi R8 as well as the Mercedes AMG GT C series. While in this case theAcura NSX easily outran all of its competitions in terms of miles per gallon by giving an exceptional stat of providing 20 miles per gallon in city as well as 21 miles per gallon on the highway. The fuel tank provided by the material for its 570 as is comparatively small in its class as compared to the Audi R8 and Mercedes AMG GT s series which provide a fuel tank of almost 20 gallons while Mclaren 570 only has a fuel capacity of 16 gallons.

2021 Mclaren 570S Interior

7.0/10

lLike other McLaren’s available in the market the cockpit for this hybrid vehicle will also be more sport-oriented. McLaren stated that it will redesign its traditional interior design and add some modal features to it for a better look and comfort. The dashboard with a vertical infotainment display and an all-digital instrument cluster are modern touches indeed.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Cockpit Area

The Alcantara leather inserts adds the necessary luxury that should be in a six-figure car. Like its previous versions of cars, this brand new automobile will also feature a flat-bottom steering wheel and a pair of elegant seats. It will also suit the premium market thanks to the leather material used for the seat.

Models

2021 McLaren570s Coupe.

2020 Audi R8

2020 Mercedes AMG GT S Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

2

Front Row(Headroom/Shoulderroom/Legroom)

38.5/56.5/42.4 38.5/59.1/40.9 39.5/58.4/NA 38.3/57.6/42.8

Cargo Capacity(cubic ft)

5.3

8

10.1

4.4

The basic standard trim will also include aluminum as well as carbon fiber, but as said above McLaren will also provide a complete carbon package. Similarly, there will be tons of customization available for users buying this car including colors, stitches, types of material used, type of steering, etc. This brand new McLaren hybrid sports car will also get air conditioning system with Apple Play pre-installed in the car with superb Android connectivity available for users.

Some noteworthy interior features of the 570S are: 

  • Driver-Oriented Cockpit
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Alcantara Inserts
  • Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Racing Seats
  • Optional Carbon Seats

How’s the 2021 McLaren 570S infotainment system?

McLaren has designed it's interior in such a way so that there’s minimal distractions and the focus can be on the track. There’s still enough tech available in the car which is more than enough for a day to day need. And also unlike the previous models as well as the software provided in this car are expected to work properly. You can expect the similar 7-inch touch screen display which we have been saying on almost every McLaren these days that will be filling the center's lakh with a carbon fiber surrounding it.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Infotainment System

Some of the infotainment features that will be available in the prototype are AM/FM Radio, Sirius satellite radio, USB & Aux-in connectivity, Bluetooth, an Eight-speaker audio system (optional Bower & Wilkins 12-speaker sound system), McLaren’s Track Telemetry system

But we are still hoping to see some more prominent features like the Apple Carplay and the Android Auto for the upcoming year.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Interior Image
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Interior Image
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Interior Image
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Interior Image
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe Interior Image

2021 Mclaren 570S Exterior

8.5/10

Although the spy shots of the 2021 570S was camouflaged from front to back, the hybrid was more or less similar to the existing 570S. As of now, it is difficult to pinpoint the enhancements and modifications that will be done by McLaren as compared to its current sports series range. The British company would probably go with thin and slightly longer headlights. The design on paper by the company would be matching to ask those cars which have been popular in past years.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe

A pointy nose, as well as the three blades in the side of the car, will carry as a traditional element for the company. Although, the vents will have to be of a different shape, and a carbon filter will round up the front fascia of this incredible beast. Some Updates are: Could Be Based On McLaren, Will Have Unique Features, Aggressive Design, Revised Air Vents, Sporty Diffuser, and many more.

Models

2021 McLaren 570 (Expected)

2020 Audi R8

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe

2020 Acura NSX

Curb weight (lbs)

3720

3583

3627

3782

Length (inches)

178.4

174.3

199.2

176

Width (inches)

76

79

76

76

Height (inches)

47.3

48.4

57.3

47.8

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

104.1

116.2

103.5

Range (miles)

N/A

337

309-350

320

It will have to be of its traditional sports profile if we look at the McLaren current lineup. Due to it's longer deck lid only the speed tail is the one which stands out. All the other cars carry the same pattern of design and this new hybrid won't be any different. It will also have those popular dihedral doors, these will be opening towards the front wheel giving a proper deck for drivetrain cooling. The rear of the car might probably have thin taillights, but it might also refuse to its popular arched design. The company might revise its exhaust pipe as well as the diffuser pipe. But this hybrid should maintain its sports car vibe of the current sports series.

2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe
2021 Mclaren 570S Coupe

2021 Mclaren 570S Safety

6.0/10

The McLaren 570 S is underpinned by a carbon tub which makes the structure of the car sturdy and one which should protect its occupants in a high-speed crash. In terms of reliability, Mclaren doesn’t boast good credits on it. However, things have changed a lot since Mclaren’s inception and their products are improving. Unfortunately, the crash test results for the 570 S are not available at the moment. Some of the notable safety features on offer are: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Electronic Stability Control (DESC), Traction Control (TC), hill hold assist Cruise control Electronic parking brake, Volumetric alarm upgrade (including interior storage compartments), Vehicle tracking system, Knee airbags and many more.

2021 Mclaren 570S Competition

9.9/10

2021 McLaren 570s Coupe vs 2020 Audi R8

With a 5.2-liter Naturally Aspirated V10 blessed engine, the 2021 McLaren 570s Coupe performs way better than the Audi R8 which has a 3.8-liter Twin-Turbocharged V8 engine, so in terms of power and performance 570s Coupe take a clear win in comparison to the Audi R8 2020 model by delivering 562 hp at 7500 RPM, and Audi churning 562 hp at 8100 RPM. Although the figures are comparable still Coupe 570s take a slight edge over the Audi R8 in terms of Miles per Gallon, Curb Weight, Width, Height which lets it leap at an incredible speed.

2020 Audi R8

2021 McLaren 570s Coupe vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe

The lightweight and compact size of the 2021 Mclaren 570s coupe makes it faster as compared to the Mercedes AMG GTS Coupe. Moreover, the performance and the miles per gallon that is fuel efficiency for both the cars are almost the same, but still, Mclaren 570 wins by slight numbers. Although, Mercedes AMG GTS coupe is $30,000 less as compared to 2021 McLaren 570s Coupe still it can be considered as a complete package for professional racers.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe

2021 Mclaren 570S Final Verdict

The rugged and aerodynamic chassis with mono cell body, impeccable performance, some spectacular interior designing, and aggressive exterior design. It can be said that the 2021 Mclaren 570S coupe can be considered as one of the best cards that would be produced by the Mclaren in its 2015 sports car range. Although Mclaren has built its 570s as a road car which will be way too comfortable to drive on roads if you want to see the actual drama of this beast try to put it on the track and see its magic. How it outruns almost all those big sports cars having heavy price tags. Be it any scenario whether you are taking your car for a sports track or you want to drive your car to the office if you can afford a $200,000 car we would suggest you spend a bit more and get the Mclaren 570s coupe.

Besides the only problem which can be taken into consideration is the lack of storage space inside the interior of the cabin. It can be said that this brand new hybrid will continue to give you outstanding performance providing you with everything you will expect from a sports car with such a high price tag. Prominent looks, Elegant interior, Impeccable performance, and a high-class chassis, strong enough that it's upcoming variant will perform as good as the coupe.

Used Mclaren 570S for Sale


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2019 Mclaren 570S 0 Great Deals Out of 7 $164,995 7 Listings
2018 Mclaren 570S 0 Great Deals Out of 3 $164,991 3 Listings
2017 Mclaren 570S 0 Great Deals Out of 25 $135,700 25 Listings
2016 Mclaren 570S 0 Great Deals Out of 13 $121,991 13 Listings
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