2017 McLaren 570GT

25 Feb 2016 1:38 am | Cars, McLaren

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2017 McLaren 570GT

McLaren was planning to launch a grand touring model within its Sports Series, and now McLaren has finally confirmed the GT’s that will arrival. The 570GT is set to serve as the sensible brother to the 570S coupe and also the upcoming Sports Series spider, with a retuned and changed some suspension and more luggage space.

The official line is that the GT is designed to be “the most luxurious and relaxing of any McLaren ever” although affluent, need it to earn its keep through being more practical than a mere weekend toy. To that end, it gets a glass hatchback at the rear giving access to a second luggage compartment behind the seats, which adds 8 cubic feet of storage, so that makes for a total of 12 cubic feet of carrying capacity.

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McLaren’s familiar 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 is the same as found in the S, producing 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. And the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle drives the rear wheels. McLaren says that the modifications make the 570GT 82 pounds heavier than the 570S, with most of that gain coming from the added glass. The 570GT’s iron brake discs are a bit heavier than the coupe’s carbon-ceramic rotors, too. A claimed 3.4-second zero-to-62-mph time is two-tenths slower than that of the S, but the top speed of 204 mph is identical.

The 570GT an MSRP of $201,450, with standard equipment including the vehicle-lift system to cut down on expensive grinding noises, the nicer NAPPA leather interior, and a leather headliner around the glass roof. Sales maybe start later this year, and McLaren hopes that the 570GT might well become the company’s most popular model.

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