McLaren Automotive will showcase the largest selection of models to date at this year's Geneva Motor Show with the full three tier model range on display, including the latest in the recently-launched Sports Series the McLaren 570GT. 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 McLaren 570GT joins the 570S Coupe and 540C Coupe as the third model in the recently announced Sports Series family. The clean lines of the revised glasshouse give the 570GT a sleek and refined silhouette, and mark out the second of three bodystyles which will eventually complete the Sports Series. A standard fixed glass Panoramic Roof provides a bright, open cabin running through to the large rear glass hatch creating the most luxurious and relaxing McLaren driving environment. As seen on the other models in the Sports Series, levels of craftsmanship throughout the interior of the 570GT are of the highest level, upholstered and specified with quality materials and the latest technologies throughout.
The revised design of the 570GT sees the glasshouse with clean and sleek lines leading to the rear of the car. With the side-opening Glass Hatch and increased luggage area, the 570GT features a unique aerodynamic package, including an extended fixed rear spoiler 10mm taller than that fitted to the Coupe models designed to offer the same levels of aerodynamic performance as the distinctive flying buttresses of the 570S Coupe.
The front end design of the 570GT is shared with that of the 570S Coue, with the front bumper featuring a pronounced point which generates the centre of pressure, piercing the air to reduce drag and forming four quadrants. This aerodynamic feature is designed to separate the airflow above and below the bodywork, and along each flank. As seen on the other models in the Sports Series, the bonnet features strong crease lines which optimise airflow over the front fenders and into the side air intakes. Aero Blades below the front bumper are angled to produce an area of high pressure ahead of the low temperature radiators.
First introduced on the iconic McLaren F1, and now signature to each of the models in the McLaren Automotive range, the 570GT features distinctive dihedral doors, which open upwards and outwards to aid ingress and egress from the cabin. The design includes a floating tendon, designed to channel air into the side air intake. Body-coloured door inserts, unique to the 570GT, create a more understated side profile and further differentiate the 570GT from the Coupe models.
As with all McLaren models since the introduction of the MP4-1 Formula 1 car in 1981, the 570GT uses a carbon fibre chassis. The MonoCell II debuted in the 570S Coupe, and is shared across the Sports Series models. Weighing just 75kg, the lightweight yet extremely stiff chassis contributes to a dry weight of 1,350kg (2,976lb). This equates to 422PS per tonne, providing breathtaking performance more commonly seen in the supercar segment: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 9.8 seconds, with a top speed of 328 km/h (204 mph). Despite supercar performance figures, there have been no sacrifices to the everyday drivability and practicality of the 570GT which returns 26.6 mpg (10.7 l/100 km) on the EU combined cycle and emissions of 249 g/km.
The latest model in the Sports Series is fitted with a lightweight composite braking system. Set up with a greater focus on road driving, the system includes iron discs (front 370mm x 32mm / rear 350mm x 30mm) with four-piston callipers front and rear. In front of these sit a set of unique 15-spoke GT Design cast alloy wheels 19-inch front, 20 inch rear. 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.
McLAREN 570GT TECHNICAL STATISTICS
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) |
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)
11.1 seconds @ 213 km/h (132 mph)
328 km/h (204 mph)
422PS per tonne
100-0 km/h (62 mph) 33.0 m (108 ft)
200-0 km/h (124 mph) 133 m (436 ft)
ENGINE & POWERTRAIN
|Engine Configuration |
|V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc|
570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm
600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm
7 Speed SSG
combined - 26.6 mpg (EU), 10.7 l/100 km
urban - 17.2 mpg (EU), 16.5 l/100 km
extra urban - 38.4 mpg (EU), 7.4 l/100 km
Mobil 1 New Life 0W-40
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dry weight - lightest 1,350kg (2,976lb)
Weight distribution 42 / 58
Length 4,530 mm
Width 2,095 mm
Height 1,201 mm
Wheelbase 2,670 mm