The arrival of the McLaren 570GT means it joins the brand’s expanding Sports Series lineup. This variant gets an added rear boot space – yes, we’re not kidding – which technically means that your next McLaren could just be as practical as a two-seater hatchback.
The most glaring difference between the 570S and 570GT is the rear section, where a new spoiler and sleek-looking roof, dubbed as the “Touring Deck” are sported. Open the side-hinged glass door and you’ll find about 220 litres of cargo space behind the front seats. Together with the existing front boot (130 litres), the 570GT boasts a total boot space of 350 litres. What other supercar does that? There’s one drawback still; you can’t fit your golf bags in here. You could, potentially, but we’d recommend otherwise.
Interior wise, customers can opt for the special Luxury theme, which adds more comfort and leather, or the less costly Sport theme. New items included in the cabin include glass panoramic sunroof, full leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated seats, soft-close doors and eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system.
The 570GT retains the same 562 hp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Also, McLaren fits a quieter exhaust for the 570GT to further set it apart from the sportier 570S. The additional 37kg from the rear glass means that the 570GT now sprints 0.2 seconds slower over in a century sprint at 3.4 seconds, although top speed remains at 326km/h.
The 570GT, being the third of McLaren’s Sport Series following the introduction of the 570S and 540, will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Pricing in the UK has been announced at £154,000 (approx RM910,000.00), a premium of £10,741 (RM64,000) over the standard 570S.