British sports car maker McLaren today revealed official Canadian prices for its Sports Series models: the 570S will go for $219,750, while the 540C becomes the brand’s “most attainable” car yet (ha!) with a window sticker of $196,500.
Both cars are powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 with power outputs tied to the cars’ names: in the pricier 570S it makes 570 hp and is tuned for thirty fewer horses in the 540C. Driving the cars through a seven-speed “seamless shift” transmission, the V8 will take the 540C from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, while the 570S’s extra power knocks that figure down to just 3.2 seconds.
The 540C’s lower price reflects its focus on day-to-day driving with a suspension tuning better-suited to public roads, but both models come with adaptive dampers with ‘normal,’ ‘sport’ and ‘track’ settings.
McLaren is taking orders for both cars now, and anticipates the first cars will be delivered to customers starting in November, 2015.
UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus has also released pricing for its creatively-named Evora 400 (it also derives its nameplate from its engine’s power output), but not specifically for Canadian buyers. In the U.S., the car will go for $89,900 when it arrives in North America in December, as a 2016 model.