Launched in 2010, British company McLaren Automotive is a manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars that are synonymous with innovative ground-breaking design. The McLaren 570S completes a three-tier model strategy alongside 650S and P1 and appeals to people who wish to drive such a highly advanced sports car in their everyday life. It features a lightweight carbon fibre chassis that provides many significant advantages for the car’s performance. At first glance, the car impresses with clear lines and balanced proportions. These combine with fluid surfaces into a design idiom of self-confidence and bold appearance. The design thus visualises the sophisticated aerodynamic properties of this sports car, as the management of airflow around the vehicle was optimised thanks to innovations such as the tendon-like door design. The trailing edge of the rear deck features an integrated fixed spoiler, which, combined with the rear diffuser, provides an optimised balance of drag and downforce – a detail that additionally underlines the sporting appeal of the vehicle. The interior of the McLaren 570S fascinates with purist elegance that naturally harmonises with the car’s exterior form. The strict design consistency thus manages to perfectly transform such a sports car for use on public roads – delivering a driving experience that takes passengers into hitherto unknown spheres.
Statement by the Jury
With the McLaren 570S, the designers present an outstanding solution that lends the configuration of an exotic sports car a performance that is also suitable for use in everyday life. The balanced, dynamic exterior design impressively visualises the vehicle’s speed. Its interior also convinces with premium-select materials as well as ergonomically impressive qualities – properties that make it stand out in the sports car segment.