There have been times when the styling, spaciousness and quality of finish of past McLaren interiors seemed a smidgen less perfectly engineered than the unseen carbonfibre tub that housed them.
In all respects, the 570S’s cabin feels like a step forward. Its dashboard architecture is significantly different, introducing a new digital instrument cluster and centre stack console.
The most notable alteration concerns that console: the ski-jump fixture of knobs and buttons has gone, leaving a new infotainment screen to ‘float’ above the transmission tunnel instead.
By severing the two, McLaren’s main aim – delivering a greater sense of roominess (without actually creating any) – has largely been accomplished.
There’s a less onerous sense of being sealed into a cockpit and clearly it’s now easier to reach the foremost cupholders.
Thanks to a redesign of the door cards, which lose an abundance of functions previously mounted on the grab handles, and the availability of a small load shelf behind the headrests, a more simple, smart and user-friendly space is made available.