McLaren 570GT 04

Nope, what you’re seeing is not just another McLaren 570S. It is in fact the utilitarian version of the car, which is called the 570GT. The third member of the automaker’s Sport Series range is designed with day-to-day usability and long distance comfort in mind, and it’s coming to next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

While it looks almost the same as its stablemate, the 570GT sports a redesigned rear deck and roof. The former accommodates a 220-litre storage space located behind the seats, which can be accessed through a glass hatch that opens from the left in right-hand-drive variant and from the right in left-hand-drive variant. The latter is a glass panoramic roof that runs through the glass hatch. It is treated with an 18% tint as well as sound and solar film that absorbs solar radiation and provides additional noise insulation. The fixed rear spoiler is 10 mm taller than that of the car it’s based on, a result of the redesigned rear-end.

In the cabin, the 570GT is said to be quieter than the 570S and 540C thanks to additional noise absorbing and damping materials in the rear hatch. The car also gets a more muted exhaust system and specially developed Pirelli P Zero tyres with Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS) that reduce in-cabin road noise by up to three decibels. Other standard features include extended leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated seats with memory function, front and rear parking sensors, an electric steering column with easy entry and exit function, soft close doors, and an eight-speaker sound system.

No changes have been made in the power department, it seems. There are 570 hp and 600 Nm of torque from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, channeled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed transmission. Since it is heavier than the 570S, 0 to 100 km/h sprint is up from 3.2 to 3.4 seconds, while 0 to 200 km/h is also up from 9.5 to 9.8 seconds. Fret not, as the top speed remains at 328 km/h.

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With the emphasis on long distance comfort, the spring rate stiffness of the 570GT has been reduced by 15% at the front and 10% at the rear. The steering ratio is also down by 2% to aid ride quality over poor road surfaces. Plenty of stopping power comes from a lightweight composite braking system that comprises 370 mm discs at the front and 350 mm discs at the rear. Both are mated with four-piston calipers.



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