McLaren Unveils 540C Coupe In Shanghai

McLaren pulled the covers off its second model in the new Sports Series, the McLaren 540C Coupé, at the Shanghai Motor Show last week. It will take you from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 320km/h. This might be a challenge in the packed thoroughfares of Shanghai or Beijing however.

Billed by McLaren Automotive as the most attainable McLaren yet, the 540C Coupé joins the recently revealed 570S Coupé in the Sports Series as the brand brings its race derived DNA to a new audience and segment.

These introductions bring the number of new McLarens launched in 2015 to four as the brand continues its rapid growth. Globally available and priced from £126,000, the 540C Coupé can be pre-ordered now with deliveries scheduled to being in early 2016.

However a poor performance on the track will not be helping the Woking based outfits marketing push. It is not known if Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim who has a significant investment in McLaren Automotive will be attending the event.


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