It wasn’t long ago that McLaren had the MP4-12C as their only production car for sale. Actually, the 12C was their first car since the legendary F1. Now, about five years after the 12C’s launch, McLaren is set to show off their largest selection of models, ever, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
This includes the just announced 570GT.
According to the English automaker’s press release regarding the new model, the 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.”
Being marketed as their most practical model, the 570GT joins the Sports Series models with a cabin designed for comfort. Its seats are eight-way adjustable and are laid with leather as standard. From these seats, the driver and passenger can control the AC, telephone, navigation and audio from the centrally-mounted touchscreen.
To make the ride quiet, McLaren took a few extra precautions. The panoramic roof features glass that has been treated with 18% transmission tint, the same as the P1. The glass also has Sound & Solar Film, making the ride quieter and with less glare. Pirelli P Zero tires are also fitted to the 570GT, reducing the in-cabin road noise by as much as three decibels.
As for power, the famous twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 M838TE engine, first debuted in the 570S Coupe, is utilized. Its power sits at 562 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque, which is transferred through a seven-speed transmission. Driving “modes” can be selected while driving the 570GT, including the Normal, Sport and Track modes. Each ensures that the car performs no matter the condition.
As far as price, the 570GT will have a starting cost of £154,000 in the United Kingdom, with deliveries starting in late 2016. In USD, this equates to roughly $210,000 at today’s current exchange rate.
For more information, be sure to stay with us as we get closer to the Geneva Motor Show.