Optional Track Pack can make the McLaren 570S lighter, quicker and more stable

Article by Christian A., on December 1, 2016

We know that the McLaren 570S is already a lean and mean machine. Along with its racing-inspired design, the McLaren 570S also boasts of racing-inspired dynamics, thanks to its 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that has an uncanny ability to deliver a max output of 570 PS (562 hp) and a peak torque of 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) for a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h). Another contributor to the supreme performance of this supercar is the fact that it weighs just 1,344 kilograms.

But for engineers at McLaren, they decided that they could make the McLaren 570S lighter. And they did. Thanks to a new package called Track Pack, the McLaren 570S is lighter by 25 kg and is more stable when tackling high-speed corners. This will likely make the McLaren 570S more competitive on the track, in which the effect of the Track Pack will be most felt. Of course, the McLaren 570S will be more engaging on the road sans any compromise in its ability to deliver an enjoyable drive.

To achieve this, McLaren included a number of tweaks in the Track Pack. For instance, the pack includes carbon-fiber racing seats wrapped in Alcantara, which also serves as the covering for the dashboard and the steering wheel. The Pack also replaced the standard wheels with stealth-finish super-lightweight alloy wheels. Without the pack, the McLaren 570S could zoom from zero to 124 mph (200 km/h) in just 9.5 seconds. But with the Track Pack, the McLaren 570S could sprint from nil to 124 mph in around 9.4 seconds, shaving off a tenth of a second from standard time. However, the top speed of the McLaren 570S remains the same even with the addition of the optional Track Pack.

On the other hand, the Track Pack replaces the rear wing with one that is around 12 mm higher. This increased the total generated downforce by around 29 kg at 150 mph for better stability when cornering at high speeds. Moreover, the Track Pack includes a McLaren Special Operations roof finish in Dark Palladium, as well as stealth-finish Sports exhaust. In addition, the pack includes a Track Telemetry system – derived from McLaren 675LT and the McLaren P1 – that provides real-time information that could be very helpful on the track such as lap times, data logs as well as post-drive analysis, and even comparisons between two drivers.

To avail of the optional Track Pack, a client just needs to add around £16,500 ($20,570 or €19,450) on top of the price of a McLaren 570S. Customers could expect to take deliveries of the Track Pack-laden McLaren 570S as early as the beginning of 2017.

Press Release

THE NEW McLAREN 570S WITH ‘TRACK PACK’ – INSPIRED BY RACING SUCCESS

McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its new Track Pack which will be offered as an option exclusively for the multi-award-winning McLaren 570S. The Track Pack, available to order immediately, is designed to deliver enhanced levels of driver engagement for owners who enjoy occasional track day activity without compromising the car’s all-round usability and includes a discretely extended rear wing to generate additional downforce.

The Track Pack is inspired by McLaren’s long and illustrious racing history, including recent success in GT3 and GT4 categories. And like the road-going, and sold out, iconic McLaren 675LT, the Track Pack for the McLaren 570S exploits all the benefits of light weight and aerodynamic downforce to deliver the most gifted on-track ability of any member of the Sports Series family.

Visually, the aerodynamics of the Track Pack are enhanced for circuit performance with the inclusion of a 12mm higher rear wing that boosts the already high cornering downforce by an additional 29kg at 150mph, enhancing stability in the fastest of corners. This is not available on any other McLaren Sports Series derivative. Other Track Pack visual clues include a McLaren Special Operations roof finish in Dark Palladium, and stealth-finish Sports exhaust.

Already the most powerful and lightest car in its class, the McLaren 570S with Track Pack tips the scales at 25kg less than the coupé in standard form. This weight reduction is made possible by a lightweight interior package with Alcantara® replacing leather for the seats, dashboard and steering wheel covering, plus the introduction of carbon-fibre racing seats with circuit-proven lateral location. This delivers the most rewarding cabin environment for the driver to exploit the car’s capabilities to the full – including its acceleration from 0-124mph in 9.4 seconds and 204mph top speed. Further weight reductions include the Stealth-finish super-lightweight alloy wheels.

In recognition of the increased time the McLaren 570S with Track Pack is likely to spend on circuits, the package includes the ultimate must-have of McLaren’s Track Telemetry system, as also used on the McLaren 675LT and McLaren P1TM. The system provides real-time information, such as lap times, sector splits and comparisons between drivers, as well as post-drive analysis and data-logging with graphical plots of vehicle speed and lap-time deltas. Naturally the Track Pack also retains the existing car’s standard carbon-ceramic discs.

Track Pack is available to order now with deliveries beginning in early 2017. The option is priced at £16,500.

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