WATCH: How fast is McLaren's entry-level 570S on track?

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<b> RAPID SPORTS CAR: </b> UK motoring publication Evo, put the McLaren 570S through its paces at the Anglesey race track. <i> Image: Youtube </i>
<b> RAPID SPORTS CAR: </b> UK motoring publication Evo, put the McLaren 570S through its paces at the Anglesey race track. <i> Image: Youtube </i>

Cape Town - McLaren say their 570S is an entry-level sports car, however it uses the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine as its 650S sibling and has a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds and rockets to a top speed of 328km/h. 

High-strength carbon tub reduces weight

The engine is located behind the cabin and a carbon-fibre tub reduces weight (1451kg) and adds strength. 

When I drove the 570S in August, the sports car felt seriously quick on the road and although I never had the chance to put it through its paces on track, I'm keen to see how fast it is on a smooth stretch of tarmac. 

More: We spent a day driving the McLaren 570S

Fortunately UK motoring publication Evo managed to set a lap time with the 419kW light-weight sports car at the Anglesey race circuit. The video shows just how rapid the 570S is, and more importantly, where it stacks up against its rival on its leaderboard. 

Watch: McLaren's 570S sets blistering lap time

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