There are three members of the 570 family, and all are set to kick sand in the faces of lesser cars. There’s the 570S, the 570S Spider, and the 570GT; the S models are sportiest, while the GT is for long-distance-driving comfort. All have a 562-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 mounted behind the cabin; a carbon-fiber tub reduces weight and adds strength. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission drives the rear wheels. The S models are marginally quicker to 60 mph, but all have a top speed of 204 mph.
The low cowl – another benefit of the powerful V8 being positioned behind you – allows you to scan the road without obstruction, while the tops of the arches are positioned directly above the front wheels and are clearly visible from the driver’s seat. This means you can position the McLaren 650S perfectly, whether you’re clipping an apex at the Nürburgring or manoeuvring into a parking space.