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Australia: McLaren 540C and 570S prices announced

July 23, 2015

The sales of the McLaren Sports Series cars will commence in Australia from early 2016 as the British automaker looks to cut its entry-price to more accessible level.

The McLaren 570S was announced for Australia earlier this week and it has been priced at AU$408,000 (excluding on-road costs). This means that the 570S falls between the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S, and is AU$20,000 less than the Lamborghini Huracan. It’s also more than AU$50,000 cheaper than the 650S.

Given that the 650S was introduced at a price of around AU$460,000, the rate of the entry-level McLaren in Australia has been slashed by about AU$110,000. The slightly detuned version of the 570S, the 540C, will sell for AU$350,000. It will be launched a few months after the 570S.

The 570S and 540C are part of McLaren’s Sports Series range which is cheaper than both, the mid-tier Super Series (650S and 675 LT) and the top-end Ultimate Series (P1). The company is hoping to increase the annual output of these cars to around 4,000 units by 2016/17 and Australia is a crucial strategic market for it.

The 570S features a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 563 hp (420kW) and 600 Nm of torque. The engine is matched to a 7-speed SSG semi-automatic gearbox that allows the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 328 km/h. The 540C is fitted with the same engine but with lower power and torque output of 523 hp (397 kW) and 540 Nm respectively. It takes 3.5 seconds to reach 0 to 100 km/h and has a top speed of 320 km/h.

[News Source: CarAdvice]

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