At the Shanghai Motor Show ( 22 to 29 April 2015) McLaren has its cheapest and weakest model revealed. It sits below the presented at the New York Auto Show 570S ( from € 181,750 ), the 650S ( from € 231,500 ), the 675 LT (about 310,000 Euros ) and the much more expensive, but sold P1. It is the new Baby Baby McLaren and he steps in terms of price and performance pretty much against Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8 V10.
In 540C the famous 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine 540 hp and 540 Newton meters guaranteed. The many 540s also explain the name of the car. As in the 570S power goes through a seven-speed dual-clutch to the rear wheels. Probably due to a fight weight of 1,311 kilos accelerates the "small" McLaren in 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. The sprint to 200 km / h takes 10.5 seconds and the top speed is 320 km / h. By comparison, the 570S manages the sprint in 3.2 and 9.5 seconds, and speeds up to 328 km / h. On average, both Baby Macs will consume 11.1 liters.
The " single cell"-Carbonchassis also retained in the 540C. For a better entry and exit was slightly revised. Compared to the 570S and the adaptive dampers were with her three modes Normal, Sport and Track towards "better everyday comfort " adjusted. Has also changed the aerodynamics package. But you have to look very closely to see the new Aero blades below the bumper, new rear diffuser, rear spoiler new or redesigned alloy wheels. As the 570S is also likely to 540C during the year to stand at the German McLaren - out building. And with prices starting at 160,000 Euros. This makes it almost 22,000 euros cheaper than the 570S. Even the base price of the strongest competitor Porsche 911 Turbo ( 510 hp ) and Audi R8 V10 ( 540 hp ) to propose scarce. (sw)