If you are still scratching your head over what the GT stands for, you are probably at the wrong place right now. But, if you’re still inclined to know, allow us to clear it up: This McLaren is a Grand Tourer, hence the GT nomenclature. The McLaren 570GT has just made its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and is the latest model to join McLaren’s recently launched Sport Series range. If you’re hunting for a supercar that offers you magical performance, which can also be sedated to provide you the comfort of a luxury cruiser, look no further my friend! The 570GT will fulfill all your aforementioned desires, as long as your pockets are deep enough to satisfy the British automaker!
The 570GT is based on the 570S, and thus packs a similar turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine. Power is sent to the rear wheels through the Dual Clutch 7-speed Seamless-Shift Gearbox (SSG). Now, get ready for some incredible figures: This sweet engine is capable of producing a mammoth 562 HP and 601 Nm of torque. The 570GT boasts a top speed of 328 kmph, and can go from 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds and 0-200 kmph in 9.8 seconds. Insane is the word that truly defines it!
If you thought these numbers were the end of its awesomeness, you’re wrong. Even with this otherworldly power offered by the 570GT, the car manages to give a surprisingly economic 8 kmpl, as per estimates. The interiors of the 570GT undergo a major change as compared to the 570S, while the engine and the exteriors remain pretty much the same. The interiors are much more plush, and boast an optional 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system. You’ll be able to appreciate this amazing sound better, thanks to the new panoramic glass roof. This roof blocks additional wind noise, apart from blocking the sun’s radiation. Impressive!
With the additional glass, McLaren estimates the 570GT to be nearly 42kgs heavier than the 570S, which is quite significant. While the 570S Coupe was equipped with carbon-ceramic motors, the 570GT comes packed with iron disks. Although, this is not a negative since this car is not in the race to be a bonkers super-quick Supercar. It is rather a much more practical supercar for the enthusiast. The car features a new softer suspension, so no more backaches!
The 2017 McLaren 570GT starts at $199,850 and will go on sale later this year. It’ll be great having a car that whizzes on the street like a bullet, and is also appreciated by the drivers as a car that they truly enjoy owning! And that’s exactly what McLaren has achieved with the 570GT: It’s the most practical McLaren you can live with.