Images/copy. Angus R. MacKenzie
In the wake of the orange crushing defeat of Alberta’s 44 year old PC party by Rachel Notley’s Alberta NDP, I felt it appropriate to designate McLaren’s retina-punching orange 570S the official vehicle of these here political Olympics. Set at the beautifully styled Le Germain Hotel, here are images of the 570S Calgary unveiling.
The new ‘baby’ McLaren (full story here ) sports a detuned twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8, good for 570 euro horsepower (PS) and 562 Canadian and ‘Mercan horsepowers. The new engine features 30 percent new componentry, develops roughly 100 less hp than the 650S but still good for 600 NM of torque (442 ft.lb).
Performancely speaking, the car is just a tad slower to the 100 km/h mark at 3.2 seconds…no slouch…and is good for a 0-200 km/h run of 9.5 seconds with a top speed of 328 km/h. Canadian pricing isn’t set but expected to run around the $210-$220,000 mark. Yes in spite of the takeover by the supposed socialista NDP, one can still order 570S’ here in Alberta.
To configure and colour out your sweet ride in one of four oranges (car shown in Ventura Orange), or green or blue or black, check McLaren’s configurational web port here.