2016 McLaren 570S Priced at $184,900 | Edmunds

2016 McLaren 570S Priced at $184,900

NEW YORK — The 2016 McLaren 570S, the new "entry-level" model from British supercar maker McLaren, will be priced at $184,900 when it arrives at U.S. McLaren dealerships late this year.

In the meantime, consumers can build their own 570S online at the recently launched configurator.

McLaren spokesman J.P. Canton told Edmunds that the destination charge for the 2016 570S has not yet been established, because shipping negotiations are still underway.

Canton also noted there will be no gas-guzzler tax added to the cost of the 570S.

The federal government imposes the gas-guzzler fee on new passenger cars that fail to meet the minimum fuel economy level of 22.5 mpg in combined city/highway driving. The EPA has not released official fuel-economy numbers on the 570S.

As previously reported by Edmunds, the 570S is powered by a midengine, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed automated dual-clutch manual transmission. According to McLaren, the 570S will go from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and will achieve a top speed of 204 mph.

The 570S is leading off McLaren's Sports Series of lower-priced models, intended to extend the brand into higher-volume territory.

"The new Sports Series is aimed at a new audience for McLaren," said Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer for McLaren Automotive in a statement. "It's the first time we've competed in the sports car as opposed to the supercar market."

The second model in the Sports Series will be the even more affordable 540C, scheduled to be introduced at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show later this month. It is expected that pricing on that model will be announced then.

The 2016 McLaren 570S competes with such performance models as the Audi R8, Mercedes-AMG GT and Porsche 911 Turbo.

There are 14 McLaren dealerships in the U.S., including McLaren Atlanta in Georgia and McLaren Dallas in Texas.

Edmunds says: Demand for the 2016 McLaren 570S will likely outweigh supply, so interested consumers will want to get in their orders as soon as possible.

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