McLaren Automotive will showcase the McLaren 570GT at the Geneva Motor Show. A super car that is practical enough for everyday use, the two-seat, mid-engined sportscar 570GT is the most refined and road-biased McLaren yet, designed with a focus on day-to-day usability and long distance comfort. It offers increased levels of practicality and comfort, while remaining a true McLaren.
The 570GT is basically the 570S that you already know and love. That means it has the same 3.8 liter V8 with 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque running through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. It weighs 2976 pounds, just 13 pounds more than the 570S and takes 3.4 seconds to get to 62 (0.3 slower than the 570S) and has a top speed of 204 MPH (same as the 570S).
The steering has also been slightly retuned to ensure smooth inputs at high speeds, as it’s expected that the GT will spend a lot of time on the highways. McLaren has retuned the suspension with reduced spring rates—15 percent in the front and 10 percent in the rear. This makes the GT have a more supple ride than the S, perfect for a very long drive in the country.
To keep with the GT theme the new 570 gets the slightly quieter exhaust system from the 540C, unlike the 570S, which comes standard with carbon ceramic brakes, the 570GT has steel brakes standard which are tuned for road driving. To further quieten things even further, the GT uses specially developed Pirelli PZero tires which have a polyurethane sponge adhered to the inner liner of the tire which absorb up to three decibels of cabin noise.
That big trunk more than doubles the storage space of the 570S, meaning you can throw a few bags in the back for an extended trip. Inside the car, there is Nappa leather, a glass roof like on the P1 hyper car, and a leather headliner around the glass roof. McLaren calls it their “most luxurious cabin yet.”
The 570GT will be available at the end of 2016, the US MSRP will be $198,950, or about 10 percent more than the $184,900 570S.