McLaren's 540C Coupe is a Relatively Inexpensive Sports Car

 - Apr 21, 2015
References: media.mclarenautomotive & gizmag
The 540C Coupe is British automaker McLaren's attempt at making its vehicles attainable to the reasonably monied (as opposed to filthy rich) auto enthusiast. At $187, 657, this vehicle is a relative steal given its features and specs.

This car is capable of pumping out 533 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 motor, allowing it to zoom from stationary to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and zero to 200 km/h in only 10.5 seconds. It can attain a top speed of 320 km/h.

Aluminum body panels and a lightweight MonoCell make for an exceedingly lightweight ride, and a dry weight of only 2,890 pounds. The chassis is designed for easy entry and exit, making this car appealing towards everyday use.

With its blend of turbocharged power and relatively affordable price, the McLaren 540C Coupe is a small step towards making the luxury sports car more accessible.