The McLaren 570S May Be A Daily Driver But Can It Handle A Dirt Racetrack?

McLaren is marketing the Sports Series range as its most liveable models, offering up supercar performance courtesy of a twin-turbo V8 alongside the comfortability of a daily driver and enough luggage room for long road trips.

When developing the car however, we can’t imagine the British firm considered off-road driving as a criteria in creating a car that can be driven everyday. Not dissuaded by this, the team at Jalopnik decided to discover how the 570S copes when the going gets really tough.

While testing the car on a simple gravel or dirt road off the side of an interstate would have been cool, this test instead takes place at the Eldora Speedway in Ohio, a place lined with concrete walls and an exceptionally slippery track.

While we won’t ruin how the car performed, do keep this in mind. The 570S has 562 hp on tap, all of which is sent to the rear wheels, a configuration far from ideal for such a track.

Will the car escape unharmed or will it emerge in a crumpled mess?


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