The McLaren 570S Coupé has received the highest accolade at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016, being named ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ for “design quality and groundbreaking design”.
This year’s award saw around 5,200 items entered, and the Red Dot jury, made up of a mix of designers, design professors and journalists were unanimous in awarding the first model in the McLaren Sports Series with the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ title.
The final design is said to closely match the initial sketches first proposed by chief designer Rob Melville (pictured below) and the design team at McLaren from the outset of the project.
Commenting on the design, Melville explained: “The dynamic design of the 570S Coupé is rooted in its aerodynamic function and was optimised to provide innovative visual presence. This approach combines fluid surfaces and strong features to deliver a final aerodynamic shape designed to optimise air flow management in, out and around the vehicle. Weight is minimised through the layering of panels, designed to float above aerodynamic surfaces along with suspended elements, supporting the potency of this compact sports car.”
The 570S Coupé made its global debut at last year’s New York motor show. Underneath, it’s powered by a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine delivering 562 bhp and a top speed of 204 mph.