The British supercar manufacturer is taking the wraps off its latest iteration – the 570GT – during next week’s Geneva Motor Show.
McLaren, that iconic Formula One household name that once produced a spectacular supercar, has graduated to full membership of the supercar automaker’s community thanks to its successful introduction of a full range of models. The popularity of the UK brand will be abundantly clear during the Geneva Motor Show as the automaker will have its largest selection of models to date at an automotive event. To enhance the interest, McLaren is also revealing in a world premiere the new 570GT, the third iteration of the new Sports Series that sits beside the 570S Coupe and 540C Coupe and having a starting price of $214,270 (£154,000) in Great Britain.
The carmaker comments on the launch claiming the 570GT is “the most luxurious and refined of any McLaren to date”, developed to deliver “day-to-day usability and long distance comfort.” It has room for two persons, surrounded by the eight-way electrically adjustable sports leather seats as standard. Engineers and designers also concluded a fixed glass panoramic roof, treated with 18 percent transmission tint would be a great nod to the one found on the McLaren P1. The roof also includes the so-called SSF (Sound & Solar Film) to absorb the solar radiation and deliver increased noise insulation. The same as in the Coupe models, the 570GT comes with a regular 150-liter front luggage space, but this time around the driver and passenger can also use a second 220-liter space, tucked behind the eats on the leather-lined Touring Deck and accessible through a side opening port.
Motivation is provided by the known 3.8-liter V8 biturbo engine which packs 570 horsepower (419 kW) and 443 pound-feet (600 Nm) of torque – all the oomph is delivered to the rear axle via a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission, complete with Normal, Sport, and Track modes. The zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint is handled in 3.4 seconds, with the 124 mph (200 km/h) threshold passed in 9.8 seconds. To support its GT credentials, the suspension shared from the other Coupe versions has been retuned for a drop of 15 percent at the front and 10 percent at the rear in spring rate stiffness – but can still be calibrated through Normal, Sport, and Track settings.