McLaren team is ready to launch the second model from the Sports Series, that will be named 540C Coupe. It will be shown at the Shanghai Motor Show, that is opened for visitors from 20 to 29 April 2015. This model will join the recently unveiled 570 S Coupe and together they will mark an incredible growth for 2015.
The 540C Coupe is a proud addition to the McLaren Sport line and proves it with every single detail. All the fans of the brand will instantly notice some similarities with the Super Series and Ultimate Series. Some of them are the carbon fiber chassis and the next-gen race-inspired drive technology.
The 540C Coupe is geared with a 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine, that delivers incredible response and performance at every speed. In fact, this is an award-winning engine and as the name of the line suggests, it is built for high speed and high performance races. Further powerplant stats include 540 hp (397 KW) at 7,500 rpm and 540 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm.
This engine setup fits perfectly to the seven-speed seamless shift gearbox (SSG), which is further upgraded for additional weight loss and goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) for the incredible 3.2 seconds. The top speed of the vehicle is 320 km/h (199 mph). Impressive, huh?
In addition to the incredible engine performance, carbon fiber elements are really dong a wonderful job with the overall weight reduction and fuel consumption efficiency: the 540C is with almost 150 kg lighter than the last McLaren model and has one of the best fuel efficiency systems ever installed on a McLaren car.
The 540C comes with a restyled suspension system, that includes a Formula 1 design, which ensures both stiffness and comfortable ride on the track. There are adaptive dampers, that could be further adjusted by the well-known McLaren "Normal", "Sport" and "Track" settings.
The interior of the 540C is especially design to bring maximum space, comfort and most importantly visibility in every direction. The interior components are made with high-quality components, including luxury leather-coated seats, especially designed dashboard and a floating centre console. In fact, the car is geared with anything you will ever need in a sports car: navigation system, a big touch-screen monitor, Bluetooth connectivity.
Both the McLaren 540C Coupe and the 540S Coupe are incredible vehicles, that will proudly stand up next to the other models in the line. Both models are already available for purchase in more than 30 countries.