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Friday, June 3, 2016

McLaren 570S M2B Edition is a Top Notch Tribute

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Tribute cars are often either painfully overdone or severely underwhelming. But once in awhile, a manufacturer will get it just right. Such is the case with this aesthetically endearing special edition 570S from McLaren.

50 years after the marque’s Formula 1 debut at the 1966 Monaco Gran Prix, McLaren is offering this 570S to commemorate the strikingly beautiful M2B F1 car that you see alongside it.

The exclusive paint work combines a pure white body with a central green stripe, that, interestingly enough, sort of resembles an anchor or an arrow from above. Maybe the brand is anchored to its heritage. Or maybe you could say it’s an arrow pointing towards a bright future. Should I be writing press releases?




Apart from the visual enhancements, the 570S M2B is no different than another other 570S. A 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 562 horsepower, and 443 lb-ft of torque, enough to get the 570S from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, although 0-100 mph in 6.3 seconds is a far more interesting stat.
 
As eye catching as the 570S is, it’s hard to see past the M2B F1 car. The Formula 1 cars of the 1960s are among the most beautiful automobiles ever built, and the combination of the rawness and refinement perfectly embodies the era in which these machines raced. Business up front, party in the rear—something similar to a vehicular mullets, albiet, really classy ones, like Patrick Swayze.