The new McLaren 570S will cost you only $10,000 more than the previous model but it promises some clever packaging of styling and design features. McLaren turned to its own designers to pick out colors, trims, wheels and other details for each Design Edition, delivering what it calls packages that make “financial sense.” Now, stop laughing about a $10,000 package for a six-figure sports car making financial sense and keep reading, because we’re going to explain why McLaren’s right. Let’s start with Design Edition 1, which is that red beauty up top.
Edition 1 pairs Vermillion Red paint with diamond-cut, five-spoke alloys, a black – or “Stealth” if you insist on McLaren’s silly nomenclature – exhaust finish, and red calipers, while the cabin is a mix of black Alcantara and red Nappa leather with Slate Grey contrast stitching. McLaren says that while you could get a car finished the same way, a customer would need to pick each option individually, leading to a premium of far more than the Design Edition’s $10,320.