Is a McLaren 570s A Supercar?

Is a McLaren 570s A Supercar?

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oo7ml

Original Poster:

134 posts

46 months

Monday 6th May
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Hi,

As per title, is the 570s a supercar?

I would consider it to be!

mickpsu

143 posts

88 months

Monday 6th May
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It’s such a subjective question. Price - performance - looks - desirability- exclusivity.

I don’t think you will ever get a definitive answer.

Superleg48

634 posts

74 months

Monday 6th May
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McLaren categorise it as Sports Series. Whereas 650s, 720s etc are Super Sports.

I would definitely categorise the 570s as a “Supercar” though. In my “subjective” opinion.

How long will it be before someone pops up analogising that because their R8 is a Supercar, so should a 570s be....?

hehe

Gameface

8,416 posts

18 months

Monday 6th May
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oo7ml said:
Hi,

As per title, is the 570s a supercar?

I would consider it to be!
You must be bored.

LotusJas

740 posts

172 months

Monday 6th May
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570S yes 100%

(R8, no)

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Jack-flash

140 posts

13 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Looks like a super car
goes like a super car
Out performs many other supercars

Yep it’s a super car

Adz man

309 posts

100 months

Tuesday 7th May
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How can it not be a Supercar?


_Leg_

2,405 posts

152 months

Tuesday 7th May
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LotusJas said:
570S yes 100%

(R8, no)
Lol, how does that make any sense at all?

Badge snobbery.

ghost83

2,929 posts

131 months

Tuesday 7th May
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I’m currently driving behind an R8 (well I’m not driving my missus is) and it looks and sounds every inch the supercar tbh

Reg: D8 SWD

murphyaj

187 posts

16 months

Tuesday 7th May
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oo7ml said:
As per title, is the 570s a supercar?
Does it pass the critical tests?

The pub bragging rights test (0-60, top speed, power).
The badge test (if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV).
The school playground test (if parked near a school will it immediately be surrounded by kids taking photos)
The exclusivity test (It is beyond the means of 98% of people to own, even if they really want one)

570s passes all the tests comfortably.

oo7ml

Original Poster:

134 posts

46 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Gameface said:
oo7ml said:
Hi,

As per title, is the 570s a supercar?

I would consider it to be!
You must be bored.
No, just trying to help a friend decide on which car to buy... however you my friend must be very bored.

drcarrera

543 posts

166 months

Tuesday 7th May
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So "your friend's" main criteria for buying a Mac is whether or not other people think it's a supercar? rolleyes
Tell you what - I can save him a load of money...
"it is my honest opinion, and that of many other people, that a blinged up Saxo with a f**k off massive exhaust is a supercar".

Edited by drcarrera on Tuesday 7th May 11:16

Drclarke

862 posts

114 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Superleg48 said:
How long will it be before someone pops up analogising that because their R8 is a Supercar, so should a 570s be....?

hehe
I mentioned that the R8 definitely is not a supercar to a owner on here once. You would think I had insulted his wife with the venom of his defence



ghost83

2,929 posts

131 months

Tuesday 7th May
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murphyaj said:
Does it pass the critical tests?

The pub bragging rights test (0-60, top speed, power).
The badge test (if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV).
The school playground test (if parked near a school will it immediately be surrounded by kids taking photos)
The exclusivity test (It is beyond the means of 98% of people to own, even if they really want one)

570s passes all the tests comfortably.
So what about lambos then since they have the urus?

murphyaj

187 posts

16 months

Tuesday 7th May
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ghost83 said:
murphyaj said:
Does it pass the critical tests?

The pub bragging rights test (0-60, top speed, power).
The badge test (if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV).
The school playground test (if parked near a school will it immediately be surrounded by kids taking photos)
The exclusivity test (It is beyond the means of 98% of people to own, even if they really want one)

570s passes all the tests comfortably.
So what about lambos then since they have the urus?
If you tell someone you drive a Lambo I doubt they will generally assume it's an Urus. What I said was "if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV" - I doubt most non-petrolheads even know Lambo make an SUV. Likewise Ferrari, once their SUV comes they will still be known primarily for supercars.

Guffy

2,198 posts

206 months

Tuesday 7th May
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murphyaj said:
ghost83 said:
murphyaj said:
Does it pass the critical tests?

The pub bragging rights test (0-60, top speed, power).
The badge test (if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV).
The school playground test (if parked near a school will it immediately be surrounded by kids taking photos)
The exclusivity test (It is beyond the means of 98% of people to own, even if they really want one)

570s passes all the tests comfortably.
So what about lambos then since they have the urus?
If you tell someone you drive a Lambo I doubt they will generally assume it's an Urus. What I said was "if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV" - I doubt most non-petrolheads even know Lambo make an SUV. Likewise Ferrari, once their SUV comes they will still be known primarily for supercars.
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Yep, agree with everything Murphy says there, 570s is a supercar in my book cool

The R8 is not laugh

Turbo cab

1,251 posts

173 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Drclarke said:
Superleg48 said:
How long will it be before someone pops up analogising that because their R8 is a Supercar, so should a 570s be....?

hehe
I mentioned that the R8 definitely is not a supercar to a owner on here once. You would think I had insulted his wife with the venom of his defence
Sounds about right.

I'm in mixed minds over the R8 performance parts edition and it's supercar status however, the old V8 would be obliterated by most modern hot hatches.

Turbo cab

1,251 posts

173 months

Tuesday 7th May
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ghost83 said:
murphyaj said:
Does it pass the critical tests?

The pub bragging rights test (0-60, top speed, power).
The badge test (if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV).
The school playground test (if parked near a school will it immediately be surrounded by kids taking photos)
The exclusivity test (It is beyond the means of 98% of people to own, even if they really want one)

570s passes all the tests comfortably.
So what about lambos then since they have the urus?
The Urus has always been banded around as a "Super" SUV, funnily enough the performance isn't far off of an R8 V10 hehe

ghost83

2,929 posts

131 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Fair enough

s2000db

800 posts

94 months

Tuesday 7th May
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murphyaj said:
Does it pass the critical tests?

The pub bragging rights test (0-60, top speed, power).
The badge test (if you tell someone the make do they assume you drive an SUV).
The school playground test (if parked near a school will it immediately be surrounded by kids taking photos)
The exclusivity test (It is beyond the means of 98% of people to own, even if they really want one)

570s passes all the tests comfortably.
You forgot sound.. tongue out