A McLaren For The Long Journeys - McLaren 570GT Unveiled

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Mclaren has unveiled the grand touring version of the 570S called the 570GT ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. 

Engine & Gearbox Specifications

  • Engine Type - Twin-turbo V8
  • Engine Capacity - 3.8-litres
  • Max. Power - 562bhp
  • Max. Torque - 599Nm
  • 0–100km/h - 3.4s (0.2s slower than the 570S)
  • Top Speed - 328km/h
The McLaren 570GT uses the same engine and 7-speed dual clutch gearbox found on the 570S but is slower to 100km/h due to the fact it is 36 kilograms heavier than the 570S.  It also rides on softer suspension to keep the occupants comfortable on the longer journeys.

Design

The biggest change in the 570GT compared to the 570S is the newly designed roof and rear. The roof is now a tinted panoramic unit equipped with a solar radiation absorption and noise insulating material, which makes the cabin feel a lot more roomier.
The biggest change is what McLaren calls the 'Touring Deck'. It is in essence a glass door (albeit one with a carbon fibre frame) that is hinged to one side to allow customer to load in their luggage in the 220-litre boot found behind the seats. The side on which the hinge iopens out depends on whether the car is a left hand drive or right hand drive model. 
Also new are the unique 15-spoke alloy wheels. The front wheels are 19 inches in diameter while the rear wheels are 20 inches in diameter. The new exhaust system is 3db quieter than the one on the 570S.
  

Availability And Rivals

The new 570GT will go sale in July 

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Story first published: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 18:04 [IST]
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