McLaren Introduces Affordable Model, Has No Idea What Affordable Means

McLaren Introduces Affordable Model, Has No Idea What Affordable Means

McLaren has unveiled its most affordable model yet at the Shanghai motor show.

At £126k, though, the 540C is hardly what we’d call a steal. Still, there’s plenty to get excited about…

It’s got butterfly doors!

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It looks good…

…though McLaren seems to have taken the lead from Audi for its spot-the-difference across-the-range styling.

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It has a twin-turbo 3.8-litre engine

…and its ‘s nearly the same as the one in the fire-breathing P1.

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It’s more interesting than a Porsche

It’s priced to compete with top-end 911s, but the McLaren is just a tad more appealing.

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It does 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds

Not exactly hedonistic by super car standards, but still appreciably quick.

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It has a carbon fibre chassis

Yet another component shared with its bigger McLaren brothers – and we reckon it’ll be all the better for it…

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