Who remembers the recently revealed 570S Design Edition? You should. It was only a few days ago. Anyway, McLaren has now got something else to show us regarding the 570S. If you are of the opinion that it could be made even better to handle track duty, well, you might be interested in this Track Pack for the mighty McLaren.
The option, which the boys from Woking will fit to the Dh740,000 car for another Dh74,000 reduces weight, boosts downforce, and gets you a Dark Palladium contrast roof and a stealth-finish sports exhaust. And if that wasn’t enough, it sees the addition of the P1's telemetry system which comes in handy when you’re out on the track as it’ll provide real time information on lap times, sector splits and comparisons between drivers. But if you thought they’d add a bit more power to the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, sorry, that’s not going to happen. For most of us, 570 horses (562bhp) and 600Nm of torque is more than enough – as is the Sport Series model’s ability to hit 100kph from rest in just 3.2 seconds.
Somehow, McLaren has stripped 25kg off the car; the leather interior has been ditched for Alcantara, the seats are lighter carbon-fibre racing buckets and it has a new set of lightweight alloys in all four corners too. As for downforce, it’s up by 29kg when the 570S touches 241kph thanks to a re-profiled rear-wing which is 12mm higher than the regular wing. But remember, this isn’t just a track car – you can use it on the road too (but the new 570GT that we’ve just finished testing might be better for that) so it still has carpets, AC and a stereo. The Track Pack is good – and order books are now open - but don’t expect it to make your Macca into a 911 GT3 RS!