McLaren 540C Coupe revealed as the new entry-level model, priced from £126,000

Just few weeks ago McLaren unveiled the new entry-level 570S coupe with 562bhp.

The 570S Coupe is no longer the entry-level model, as McLaren has unveiled the new 540C Coupe at the Shanghai Auto as the second model in the sports series.

The 540C Coupe is also built around a carbon fibre chassis called MonoCell II, featuring aluminium body panels. Weighing 1311kg, it is just 2kg lighter than the 570S.

Visual changes compared to the 570S include revised aerodynamic package, new alloy wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. Revised damper tuning is designed to make the 540C more comfortable for daily driving.

Power comes from the familiar 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that in the 570S delivers 562bhp and in the 540C is detuned to produce 533bhp. That’s good enough to take the new coupe from 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds, from 0-124mph in 10.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 199mph.

Pricing for the 540C Coupe starts from £126,000 and it will be available globally.

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