McLaren has unveiled its entry-level 540C sports car at the Shanghai Motor Show. Though it is the cheapest car they have — that’s a relative term — it is by no means a dullard. The latest from Woking is as beautiful and evocative as the other stunning cars in their lineup. The 540C is their fourth car this year as they proceed with their aggressive expansion plans buoyed by the strong demand for their existing cars. Here is a picture gallery for those of you who felt that the article didn’t have enough photos of the dame. We surely felt that way!
First impressions? Sleek, smooth and aerodynamic.
The “most affordable McLaren” gets the signature dihedral doors.
Namplate aside, there’s no differentiating the 570S from the 540C from this angle.
That’s a beautiful, purposeful stance. The front splitter gets the sporty message across.
Curves and creases galore!
Aerodynamic abilities become more apparent from this view.
The floating tendon on the door can be clearly seen from here.
19-inch rims at the front and 20-inchers at the rear, inside prominent wheel arches lend it a muscular look.
The sharp rear haunches, twin-blade split diffuser and integrated exhausts complete the rear view.
What more can I say?
Sporty red accents and well bolstered seats with good lateral support welcome you to the cabin. Floating centre console design is dominated by the seven-inch IRIS touchscreen.