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Watch Ignition Thrash the McLaren 570S on Public Roads and the Track

The sweet spot in McLaren’s range?

The engineers at McLaren Automotive have always been a bit like a certain fast-food taco retailer. They have a set of ingredients, and they offer them in different configurations to create a slightly different offering each time. Luckily, on the newest episode of Ignition, host Jason Cammisa is here to explain what makes the new McLaren 570S stand out from the rest of the nearly-homogenous McLaren lineup.

With a modified version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 and transmission also used in the McLaren 650S, 675LT, and P1, the 570S follows along in the same line as the rest of the McLaren lineup. However, where the members of McLaren's Super Series (650S, 675LT) feature advanced semi-active suspension setups, with bodies composed entirely of carbon fiber, the more affordable 570S features aluminum bodywork and a conventional suspension setup.

The result of this downsizing? Jason finds the McLaren 570S much more rewarding and fun to drive than the bigger and faster 650S and 675LT. On road, the car is still fun to drive at 30 mph, and it's even still a hoot to thrash around on the track.

Jason hands off the keys to Motor Trend's resident hotshot wheelman, Randy Pobst, who wrings the McLaren 570S out on the track. The McLaren impresses both presenters with its approachability and fun-to-drive nature, even if it it's the lowest member of the McLaren totem pole.

Find out what else there is to like about the McLaren 570S in the newest episode of Ignition below.

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