McLaren 570GT The anticipated McLaren 570GT is set for premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, along with the 570S Coupe and 540C Coupe. The 2-seater, mid-engined McLaren 570GT is deemed a daily sports car that’s suitable for longer journeys and weekends away.

At a glance, the McLaren 570GT is all about lightweight and takes up Sports Series’s DNA. 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 Coupés. The front end design of the 570GT is shared with that of the 570S Coupé, with the front bumper featuring a pronounced point which generates the centre of pressure, piercing the air to reduce drag and forming four quadrants. Moreover, the bonnet features strong crease lines which optimize 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, 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-colored door inserts, unique to the 570GT, create a more understated side profile and further differentiate the 570GT from the Coupés.

Within the spacious and ergonomically-optimized cabin, a pair of eight-way electrically adjustable sports seats are upholstered in leather as standard. The control interfaces for the air conditioning, telephony, navigation and audio systems are managed through the centrally-mounted touchscreen, while vehicle setup is configurable via the TFT LCD digital instrument cluster.

The standard fixed glass Panoramic Roof provides a bright, open cabin with a dramatic glasshouse design running through to the large rear glass hatch. The roof glass is treated with 18 percent transmission tint, the same as the glass roof of the McLaren P1, and also features SSF (Sound & Solar Film) to absorb solar radiation while providing additional noise insulation. With the increased glass area of the 570GT, cabin temperatures are regulated and maintained by an enhanced dual-zone air conditioning system. The system allows fully automatic and independent settings for passenger and driver. A two-stage Automatic function, ‘Auto’ and ‘Auto Lo’, allows a desired temperature to be obtained, with the latter setting limiting the speed of the fans to minimize fan noise within the cabin. For storage purposes, there’s a front compartment with a capacity for 150 liters of stowage, while a further 220 liters of space is available behind the seats on the leather-lined Touring Deck.

Refinement and day-to-day usability are further enhanced through the latest tyre technology from McLaren Automotive technical partner, Pirelli. The 570GT features specially developed Pirelli P Zero tyres which reduce in-cabin road noise by up to three decibels. 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 570GT is fitted with the McLaren-developed 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 M838TE engine which debuted in the 570S Coupé. Power and torque remain at 570PS (562bhp) and 600 Nm (443lb ft) and power is delivered to the rear wheels via a seven-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 is priced from 154,000 pounds, with first deliveries due to commence late in 2016.

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McLaren 570GT specifications

Engine Configuration V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc
Power 570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.4 secs
Top speed 328 km/h (204 mph)
Torque 600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm
Transmission 7 Speed SSG
CO2 249 g/km
Fuel consumption combined – 26.6 mpg (EU), 10.7 l/100 km

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