The highly-anticipated McLaren 570S has gone into production at the company's plant in Woking, England.

The highly-anticipated McLaren 570S has gone into production at the company's plant in Woking, England.

Unveiled earlier this year, the 570S is part of the company's Sport Series lineup which aims to attract new customers to the brand.  As McLaren Sales and Marketing Executive Director Jolyon Nash explained, "The Sports Series is targeted towards a new buyer and opens McLaren up to the sports car market that we have not served to date. The buyer of a Sports Series model will still experience the benchmark performance and driver engagement delivered by every McLaren model, but will also notice the increased usability and practicality that differentiates it from our existing cars."

The car follows in the footsteps of the rest of the McLaren lineup as it features a MonoCell II chassis and a  twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that develops 570 PS (419 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque.  It is connected to a seven- speed Seamless Shift Gearbox which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of 328 km/h (204 mph).

The 570S will soon be joined by the 540C which features a retuned suspension, revised styling and a detuned engine that produces 540 PS (397 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque.  Despite being less powerful, the model is nothing to sneeze at as it runs from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and tops out at 320 km/h (199 mph).

McLaren has received more than 1,000 orders for the Sport Series and the first production model is heading to a retailer in the United Kingdom where pricing starts at £126,000 for the 540C and £143,250 for the 570S.

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