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  McLaren 540C
2016 - date
McLaren 540C
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McLaren 540C

Metric   Imperial
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Dual Clutch
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Twin Turbo V8
232 in3 
Max Power
533 bhp @7500rpm 
Max Torque
398 lb/ft @3500rpm 
Power to Weight
401 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
300 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 140 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
26 mpg 
Emissions 258 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
199 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
3.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
6.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
10.5 sec 
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
105 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
178.3 in 
47.3 in 
2976 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 19
10 X 20 
Tyres (F/R) 225/35 R19
285/35 R20 
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £126000
Used Price £n/a - £n/a

Classified by McLaren as one of their 'Sports Series' rather than the more upmarket 'Super Series', the 540C is by anyone's definition a true supercar.

Just 30bhp down on the 570S, the entry level McLaren posesses all the real world performance that most people will ever need. Just 10 seconds is needed to blast from 0-200 kmh, and a 199mph max is only lacking in bragging rights alone. The exterior looks and interior trim are all but identical to it's sports series siblings. Practicality is better than you'd imagine with plenty of storage space, but the slightly cramped cabin, poor turning circle and lively handling may preclude it from being a daily driver.

To think that the 540C is McLaren's entry level car, and what this remarkable supercar has to offer at the 126k asking price, shows just how far they have come in a few short years.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
79% 83% 4% 4
Ranks 35 of 771 Ranks 50 of 771 Ranks 266 of 771 Ranks 351 of 771

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