The new McLaren 570GT is McLaren’s Geneva Motor Show 2016‘s biggest world premiere. It’s essentially a more comfortable version of the McLaren 570GT with increased practicality. It adds an extra model to the entry-level Sports Series. We took a closer look at the show car on display at the McLaren stand!
The McLaren 570GT gets a new glass ‘Touring Deck’ which replaces the rear window and buttress layout found on the standard 570S. The Touring Deck is a side-hinged glass door which hides a leather-lined 220-litre luggage space. Added to the 130 litre space at the front of the car, the McLaren 570GT is clearly aimed at offering a more versatile option. The interior has also been reupholstered with special Luxury or Sport interior themes.
Underneath, the platform is essentially the same as the standard McLaren 570S with a twin-turbo 3.8-litre engine and a 570 hp power rating. In line with the Touring focus, the spring rates have been reduced by 15% at the front and 10% at the rear for a softer ride, the adaptive suspension system and anti-roll bars have also been revised to improve the ride over broken surfaces.
The McLaren 570GT is heavier than the 570S. The GT weighs 1,350 kg compared with the 1313 kg of the 570S. The McLaren 570GT manages 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and 0-124 mph is 9.8 seconds with a top speed of 204mph. The McLaren 570GT is pitched at a higher price range than the 570S with a retail price of £154,000, just over £10,000 more than the 570S.