Last night I made my way to Location 05 on West 34th Street to get the very first, in-person look at the all-new Mclaren 570S. I have to admit it was pretty cool to be in the room with a slew of international automotive icons.

But, the real star of the show, as you'd expect, was the McLaren.

New York Auto Show preview

**Read Agent 00R's review of the McLaren 650S Spider HERE!

Yesterday I was sure to bring you a slew of photos that canvassed the car's exterior, today I want to highlight my interior shots just so you can get a better idea of how McLaren is attempting to make this car a bit more practical than its other supercars.

The 650S is a bit of a Spartan approach and is difficult getting in and out of due to the combination of the dihedral doors and massive sill. You can read about that experience in my 650S Spider review that published this past weekend. And if you thought the 650S was Spartan, well, then you've got to check out a P1. It's the definition of utilitarian, which isn't a bad thing for an all-out performance vehicle.

The all-new Sport Series though is intended to be a usable and more practical sports car. That's why the doors open up and pivot, I believe a bit more, to provide more clearance. And, in addition, the sill has been modified for easier ingress/egress.

Elsewhere inside you'll note the vehicle is equipped with a new instrument panel and a larger infotainment screen that is inset into a "floating" center stack.

New York Auto Show preview

An excerpt from McLaren's press release follows:



Like every McLaren the cabin of the 570S has been designed around the driver, with a clear focus on engagement, visibility, functionality and more than any McLaren before it, day-to-day usability and space. As standard, the sports seats are leather upholstered – racing seats are optional – offering a high level of long distance comfort and support.  The dashboard and steering wheel are also all leather trimmed. Intelligent and ergonomic design within the cabin provides extended stowage space, with the most usable space of any McLaren model to date. This adds to the 150 litres of storage in the front luggage bay.

The 570S is comprehensively equipped with a full infotainment system including an all new TFT digital instrument cluster that changes configuration according to driving mode, a seven-inch IRIS touchscreen, now with integrated climate control functionality, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB digital / SIRIUS satellite radio (depending on market), mounted on a ‘floating’ centre console. Despite the extensive specification list, weight-saving is still a key focus on the interior and the McLaren Audio four-speaker system ensures the optimal sound quality at the lowest possible weight.

With the Sports Series, an even greater variety of interior customisation is available with a variety of factory available Alcantara®, nappa leather and carbon fibre options. In addition, McLaren designers have created a range of ‘By McLaren’ bespoke interior specifications, similar to those also available on the 675LT, teaming carefully selected colours and materials designed to best showcase the stylish cabin space and co-ordinate with each exterior paint colour. In addition to this, a McLaren Audio Plus 8-Speaker Upgrade System and bespoke Bowers & Wilkins 12-Speaker Premium Audio System with 1280W surround sound upgrade is also available for the ultimate audio experience.

#NYIAS: BEST, REAL-LIFE Interior Shots Of The McLaren 570S

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