A McLaren for the masses! Well, for a small percentage of the masses, really. Still, that percentage is greater than it used to be with the arrival of the all-new McLaren 570S and its sub-$200,000 starting price. For Porsche 911 Turbo-money, you can plop one of Woking's finest in your own garage. Hankering to do just that? Then head over and fire up the now-live 570S configurator.
What you'll be prepping is a shapely coupe that's packing a 3.8-liter V-8 engine aided by a pair of turbos. The setup is good for 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That energy is routed out to the rear wheels by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that lets the 570S rip from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds. If you have the room (and your lawyer on standby), you can keep the go pedal pressed until you hit the 204 mile per hour top speed.
You're buying what could be considered a de-tuned 650S, which means you're starting with something that is a performance all-star. Dipping the power a bit will bring the 570S down from insanely great to what we're guessing is a level we'll call wonderfully good. We now live in an era that can boast an affordable (relatively speaking) supercar.
Bang for the buck fans, meet your new messiah.