McLaren Sports Series: 570S “Longtail” to make it to the market before the Spider
When the 570S was released by McLaren, speculations immediately started circulating what the Sport Series follow-up model is going to be. When we talked to senior executives, we had a surprise coming. The follow-up variant of the 570S Sport Series won’t be a Spider but will be taken by a Longtail version which would be different in shape and comparatively faster.
You don’t expect this to come before next year, but in 2017 the Spider will follow, which is quite a ridiculous decision considering the excitement being generated for supercars with an open top. This is actually tactical because McLaren does not want that the sales of the present 650S Spider to be gobbled up a cheaper Sport Series variant. 650S will be moving towards replacement by the time the Spider is out, with the P14, which is anticipated in 2017.
In the mean time we can expect many sports series versions and surely the Special Operations Division of McLaren will also renew some of the limited edition cars and also offering customization of the same level to buyers aspiring to purchase bigger cars of the brand. A track car also cannot be ruled out, but McLaren thinks it will be having limited demand if the price overlaps with the 650S’s price. Whether the 540C with cheaper price comes to the US market or not, the sales for the Sports Series would be significantly for the 570S even it is sold in the market where the 540C also being offered. Since the S is being lavished with a generous amount of standard equipment and carbon brakes, the sales people will find it an easy task to increase its sales tally.
When asked if the 570S is foretelling any styling trend for the future McLaren vehicles the design director of the company Frank Stephenson said that there are not many of them.