McLaren 570S Track Pack
evo Singapore|Vol 77 - July-August 2017

We’d love to see a Longtail version of the 570, but in the meantime this trackday-focused package of enhancements will do very nicely

Dan Prosser

Soon enough, McLaren will realise that the model we’re all waiting for is a Longtail based on an entry-level Sports Series car. Like the 675LT, it’ll get more power, more aggressive aero, super-sticky tyres and a more focused chassis. It could well be the best car McLaren has ever made.

Until they see sense down in Woking, though, we’ll have to make do with this: the 570S Track Pack. Despite the very promising naming strategy, the Track Pack is not a fully re-engineered version of the 570S in the way a GT3 RS is a comprehensive re-imagining of the Porsche 911. Instead, it’s a box on the options list, one that adds lightweight seats, lighter wheels, Alcantara trim in the cabin and a couple of other bits and pieces. The Track Pack may be a long way from being a full-spec Longtail, then, but it might well be the Sports Series at its very best nonetheless.

The kit costs $114,850 on top of the $746,000ww list price. The 570S is already the lightest car in its sector by a fair margin thanks to its carbon tub and standard-fit carbon- ceramic brakes, but the Track Pack trims away a further 25kg. The bulk of that saving can be attributed to the carbonfibre, fixed-back bucket seats and the lightweight wheels, as well as the Alcantara in place of the heavier leather trim.

The rear wing now sits 12mm higher, although it’s still integral to the bodywork. That more pronounced spoiler, incidentally, will not be available on any other Sports Series model. It adds 29kg of downforce, says McLaren, although you’ll need to be clipping along at 240km/h before it applies that much pressure over the rear axle.

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