McLaren Adds 2017 570GT To Sports Series Lineup

Mclaren 570GT

The Geneva Motor Show kicks off next week and the show wouldn’t be complete without some fancy new supercar. This time around, McLaren is one of the automakers stepping up the plate. It will unveil a new version of its 650S called the 570GT.

McLaren says that the new 562-horsepower 570GT is the most luxe and refined model it has produced to date. It’s part of its more “affordable” Sports Series that is so far made up of the 570S Coupe and 540C Coupe (the 540C isn’t available stateside.)

McLaren 570GT
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The 570GT isn’t a track car. The automaker says it’s designed to function as an everyday driver and sporty driving machine made for weekend getaways.

Let’s start with the super cool, super McLaren, design. It includes the classic dihedral doors that the automaker notes open with a more upward arch. McLaren calls the design a “glasshouse” with its glass panoramic roof that extends back into a large rear glass hatch. This back window hatch opens on a hinge that allows drivers to access the 7.8 cubic feet of cargo room. This extra compartment is in addition to the 5.3 cubic feet luggage compartment that the 570GT and 570S Coupe have in common.

The supercar standard of luxury comes from the standard Nappa leather interior with electrically adjustable and heated seats, leather headlining, electric steering column, front and rear park sensors, soft close doors, and nose lift.

Mclaren 570GT

Improved sound proofing creates a quieter interior with the glass roof using Sound and Solar Film technology. The tires are also extra quiet with Pirelli’s specially developed P Zero tires that reduce cabin noise by up to three decibels with their Pirelli Noise Cancelling System technology. Just because the cabin is quiet doesn’t mean that you’ll want to keep it that way. The model gets an eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system. There is an optional 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins system as well.

Now let’s get down to handling. The 570GT packs a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 M838TE engine that is also in the 570S Coupe. It gets 562-horsepower with 443 pound-feet of torque. It uses rear-wheel-drive with seven-speed seamless-shift transmission. Drive settings are Normal, Sport, and Track. It goes from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 204 mph.

McLaren says it will go on sale later this year with a starting price of $198,950.

Photo Credit: McLaren
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