Introducing the McLaren 540C. The mid-mounted 533-hp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 drives the rear wheels through a sequential seven-speed transmission. Despite its lower price, the 540C inherits performance-aiding technologies from its pricier siblings such as a system that brakes a rear wheel to help the car around a corner. Its likely to be offered only as a special-order, so contact Long Island Sports Cars now before theyre sold out.
Remember the brand new McLaren 570S, the pretty fantastic first member of McLarens Sports Series? Thats a $185,000 car. But for even less, you can get almost the same called the 540C.
0-62mph in 3.5 seconds, 0-124mph in 10.5, a top speed of 199mph and a power-to-weight ratio of 412 horsepower per ton for impressing your friends. What more could you want for your money?
Thanks to its carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis, the 540Cs dry weight is only 2,890lbs, which means it still has to be plenty fast in capable hands.
The seven-speed gearbox, 3.8 twin-turbo V8, the brake steer system and the simplified suspension with front and rear anti-rollbars are all there just like in the 570S, but the adaptive dampers come with softer settings optimized for road usage instead of heavy track duty.