Choosing the spec of a McLaren is hideously complicated. Like every other supercar maker, the choice of color, material, and finish offered for every single bit of the exterior and interior are virtually limitless. And that is before you start digging into what the MSO personalization service can do.
The process has been simplified for 570S buyers, though, as McLaren has launched five “Design Editions”.
But together by the British brand’s own designers, each is themed around a different color. Pictured here is Design Edition 1, which combines Vermillion Red bodywork with diamond-cut, five-spoke wheels, red brake calipers, and a Stealth exhaust. Inside, the seats are upholstered in Carbon Black alcantara and Apex Red Nappa leather, and the upper facia panel is trimmed in Jet Black leather, with the lower facia in Apex Red leather. A dual color steering wheel, Slate Gray stitching, and McLaren branded leather sill trim finish it off.
Mechanically, the 570S remains standard. Not that it matters, as the 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 motor already serves up 570 horsepower (425 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (600 Newton meters) of torque. Driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox, that is enough to fire the thing from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h). Senior numbers in what is supposed to be an entry-level supercar.
Other Design Editions will come in Onyx Black, Storm Gray, Ventura Orange, and Silica White. Buyers can add whatever extra equipment, trim, and carbon fiber pieces they want. Well, you wouldn't want to entirely remove the complication from ordering a McLaren.
The package costs £8,500 ($10,565), which McLaren describes as a "significant" saving over adding the extras individually. That brings the total price out at £151,750 ($188,630). Orders are being taken now for delivery in 2017. U.S. pricing has not been announced.