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McLaren Expanding Line-up to Include 570GT

Maker showing latest iteration in Geneva.

by on Feb.29, 2016

The 570GT gets the same 562 horsepower twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 as its 570S sibling for 2017.

McLaren continues to rise from the ashes with the second of what is expected to be three vehicles in the 570 family – the 570GT – just in time for the Geneva Motor Show.

Actually, it’s the third of three, but only the 570GT and 570S are sold in the U.S. The 570GT gets the same 562 horsepower twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 as its sibling, the 570S, but it also gets a new roof and rear, including a spoiler and an aerodynamic package.

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However, the best upgrade may be the “touring deck.” The “deck” is really more of a “boot,” the universal term for “trunk” by English-speaking Europeans. The side-hinged glass door gives the owner access to a good-sized cargo area (7.8 cubic feet) behind the seats in the two-person cabin.

The glass hatch can be accessed from either the left or right side of the vehicle, depending upon if it’s right-hand or left-hand drive.

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In fact, when this area is combined with the 13.1-cubic-foot storage compartment in the front of the rear-engined beast, it’ll hold more than a Ford Focus hatchback. While that may not seem like much, in Europe, it’s almost minivan-esque.

The exterior isn’t the only part of the vehicle getting a touch-up as the interior has get more luxurious materials are used on the GT and Luxury or Sport interior themes will be offered.

It also gets a tinted panoramic roof, equipped with noise insulation and solar radiation absorption material standard making the cabin lighter and more open.

(Check out the complete list of new models coming to the Geneva Motor Show, Click Here.)

While the coupe gets a nicer interior, it retains all of the handling and performance features one expects in a McLaren, including the adaptive suspension system that it shares with the 570S. It retains the Normal, Sport and Track driving modes the system has been tweaked to improve each setting.

With the revamp, the new GT is a little heavier than its sibling, but the GT is still blazing fast, tracking from 0-to-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and reporting a top speed of 204 mph: the same as the 570S. The gearbox is the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic unit, driving the rear wheels.

Of course, since the GT is designed to be a daily driver – we should all have a daily driver like this – it gets 19 combined mpg: 16 mpg city and 23 highway.

(Click Here for a first look at the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe.)

The 570GT has been priced at about $215,000, just over $15,000 more than the 570S.

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