The British supercar manufacturer has introduced in front of the worldwide audience during the 2016 edition of the Geneva Motor Show its latest model – the upscale 570GT.
The latest addition to the Sports Series is joining the other brethrens – the 570S Coupe and 540C Coupe – and will be sold for $214,270 (£154,000) in the United Kingdom. While the regular McLaren design hasn’t changed much throughout the different models in the series, the 570GT as the name implies is here to establish the top of the line in terms of luxury and refinement and the model has been tasked to focus on “day-to-day usability and long distance comfort.” This is of course in supercar terms – there’s only space for two passengers, even though they have the comfort of eight-way electrically adjustable sports leather seats as standard. There’s also a fixed glass panoramic roof, allegedly with 18 percent transmission tint, and actually taken from the flagship P1. It also features the SSF (Sound & Solar Film) to handle solar radiation and increase noise insulation.
The same as in the regular coupe models, the 570GT comes with a 150-liter front luggage space, but this time around people will be able to take more than their toothbrush thanks to the additional 220-liter space, which is located behind the seats on the leather-lined Touring Deck and accessible through an uncomfortable-looking side opening.
More importantly, the motivation is provided by a 3.8-liter V8 biturbo engine packing 570 horsepower (419 kW) and 443 pound-feet (600 Nm) of torque. The rear axle gets all the oomph via a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission, equipped with Normal, Sport, and Track modes. The performance specifications are still awesome: 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) will only take 3.4 seconds, while the 124 mph (200 km/h) threshold is passed in 9.8 seconds. The 570GT has the same suspension setup as the Coupe versions, but there’s a new setup that will go some way towards increasing comfort thanks to the reduction in spring rate stiffness of 15 percent at the front and 10 percent at the rear. It also still has the usual setups: Normal, Sport, and Track.