McLaren confirms 570S coupe for New York debut

As far as building blocks go, McLaren sure manages to make a lot out of what it's got. Take a carbon monocoque, a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and you've got the starting point for the MP4-12C, the 650S and the P1 (to say nothing of its various racing models and such). In Geneva it expanded its range even further with the addition of the 675LT and P1 GTR, but it's about to open a whole new chapter next week in New York with the debut of the new Sports Series.

The long-anticipated sports car range from Woking will breed a wide range of variants, and McLaren has now confirmed the name and some preliminary details of what we can expect from the first iteration. Called the 570S, the coupe will pack a 562-horsepower version of that turbo eight into its carbon structure with room for two in a "beautiful, aerodynamically optimized form." McLaren also promises "class-leading levels of performance coupled with optimized handling characteristics and driving dynamics."

Sounds promising to us, but we'll have to wait another week or so before the Brits are ready to lift the veil entirely. In the meantime you can ogle the latest teaser image above and the brief statement before for a taste of what's to come.

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NEW YORK (March 25, 2015) – McLaren Automotive announces today that the first model in its Sports Series family will be named the 570S Coupe. This V8 powered, carbon fiber-structured two seater will show its beautiful, aerodynamically optimized form for the first time when it debuts at the 115th New York International Auto Show.

With the launch of the 570S Coupe, McLaren will display its entire three-tier model line-up for the first time globally. Every Sports Series model will share its DNA with the Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the McLaren hierarchy. A pure McLaren, offering class-leading levels of performance coupled with optimized handling characteristics and driving dynamics, the 570S Coupe marks the first time McLaren has offered its original and race-derived technologies in the sports car segment. In line with the naming convention that began with the 650S, the number 570 gives away the power output of this first McLaren Sports Series model: 570PS (562HP).

Further details and images of the McLaren 570S Coupe will be announced next week ahead of the car's global unveiling which will take place at the McLaren Automotive press conference in New York on Wednesday, April 1 at 2:55PM EST, Stand 704, Level 3.

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