There’s a new McLaren on the block, and it brings practicality to the table, rather than another track-focused supercar.
The 570GT is supposed to be McLaren’s mid-engined sportscar which can be used every day. It offers increased levels of practicality and comfort, whilst still remaining true to the McLaren philosophy.
The McLaren 570GT joins the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé as the 3rd in the recently announced Sports Series family.
The clean lines of the revised glasshouse give the McLaren 570GT a sleek and refined silhouette. This creates more a more spacious interior, which is highlight by the standard panoramic sunroof, derived from the P1. As you’d expect, the interior is filled with best quality materials and features the highest level of craftsmanship.
The 570GT marks the second of 3 bodystyles which will eventually complete the Sports Series.
This new model is targeted towards longer journeys and weekends away. Thus, the door sill is narrower than on other models, and the signature dihedral doors open with a more upward arc.
Within the spacious and ergonomically-optimised cabin, a pair of 8-way electrically adjustable sports seats are upholstered in leather as standard. The dual-zone air conditioning, telephone, navigation and audio systems are managed through the centrally-mounted touchscreen, while vehicle setup is configurable via the TFT LCD digital instrument cluster.
The front luggage area remains unchanged from the Coupé, providing 150 litres of stowage, while a further 220 litres of space is available behind the seats on the leather-lined Touring Deck. This additional space is accessed via the side opening Glass Hatch bringing the total storage space for the McLaren 570GT to 370 litres. The Glass Hatch opens on the kerbside whether left- or right-hand drive, depending on the market.
The refined daily theme is carried through to the tyres, in this case Pirelli P Zero’s are fitted. The tyres are designed to reduce road noise in the cabin by up to 3 db. The unique characteristic of the tyre is the innovative Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS): a new technology patented by Pirelli that reduces road noise from the grooves within the tyre, designed to absorb vibrations and reduce transmission into the cabin.
The 8 speaker McLaren Audio Plus system is fitted as standard. This system includes two 100mm mid / bass drive units adding to the clarity and depth of the sound, and two 25mm tweeters in the rear of the cabin which balance the sound to ensure the occupants have a greater sense of immersion. A 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system is also available re-tuned to the different interior acoustics of the McLaren 570GT. The system comprises five 25mm aluminium Nautilus tweeters, five 100mm Kevlar® mid-range drive units and two 200mm carbon fibre & Rohacell bass subwoofers. All speakers are driven by a fully digital 14-channel 1280W Class D amplifier.
The 570GT is fitted with the McLaren-developed 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 M838TE engine which debuted in the 570S Coupé. Power and torque remain at 419 kW and 600 Nm. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a 7-speed seamless-shift transmission with adjustment through Normal, Sport and Track settings to produce one of the most rewarding and engaging driving experiences in the sports car class.
The 570GT comes with the same MonoCell II as the 570S. Weighing just 75kg, the lightweight yet extremely stiff chassis contributes to a dry weight of 1,350kg. This means 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.8 seconds, with a top speed of 328 km/h. Fuel economy is an impressive 10.7 l/100 km on the EU combined cycle.
The McLaren comes with new cast alloy 19” front – and 20” rear wheels. The newly-designed wheels are fitted exclusively with Pirelli tyres. As standard, road-focused P Zero tyres are fitted, while a more performance-focused P Zero Corsa option is also available.