Mclaren Automotive has debuted the 570GT its newest addition to the Sports Series in Geneva. The supercar is essentially a 570S with more emphasis paid to everyday usability and comfort over long distances. The car is priced in the UK from £154,000 (INR 1,45,98,105) onwards.
At first glance the 570GT does not seem to differ much from its sibling the 570S, and that is probably due to the fact that it has the same front end. The similarities begin to fade away as the view progresses from the sides to the rear. The standard fixed panoramic sunroof and the side-opening rear hatch being the highlights. The leather-lined Touring Deck behind the seats can hold an additional 220 litres of luggage. This space can be accessed through the rear glass hatch and when combined with the 150 litres of luggage space upfront gives a total storage capacity of 370 litres. The posterior also comes with an extended fixed spoiler, with McLaren claiming that it gives the same aerodynamic performance as that generated by the flying buttresses of the 570S.
McLaren says that the 570GT has been equipped with the “latest technologies and highest quality materials”. They have equipped the supercar with extended leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated seats with memory function, electric steering column, soft-close doors, subdued exhaust system and, front and rear parking sensors as standard fitment. Noise damping and absorbing materials have also been employed extensively to improve the refinements level inside the cabin. An 8-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system is fitted as standard but for those who want more, there is an optional Bowers & Wilkins 12-speaker audio system.
The 570GT has been tuned for a more refined ride and higher comfort levels. In an effort to make its ride more pliant, the carmaker has reduced the stiffness of the spring rate by 15% at the front and 10% at the rear. The electro-hydraulic steering system is also configured to smooth out driver inputs at high speed. Different driving characteristics can be called upon by selecting any of the three driving modes available, namely – Normal, Sport and Track.
Powering the 570GT is the same 3.8-litre M838TE twin-turbo V8 engine that does duty in the 570S. This unit generates 562 bhp and 600 Nm of peak torque that is delivered to the rear wheels through the 7-speed seamless-shift transmission. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 3.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 9.8 seconds with the top speed limited to 328 km/h. Despite the blazing performance, the 570GT still manages to return 9.34 km/l and at the same time emitting just 249 g/km of CO2.