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2017 McLaren 570 GT to Debut at Geneva Motor Show

The 2017 McLaren 570 GT will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st. The 570 GT is the latest model in McLaren’s Sport Series lineup. McLaren describes it as the “most luxurious and relaxing of any McLaren to date”. The 570 GT is target at customers who want an everyday supercar rather than a track oriented one. Compared to the track oriented 570 S, the 570 GT gains a second luggage compartment behind the seats and a glass hatchback at the rear.

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The 570 GT has been redesigned to accommodate the glass hatch. The GT variant ditches the coupe’s airflow-smoothing flying buttresses. The 570 GT gets the fixed, full-length glass roof as a standard when compared to the 570 S which has a carbon fiber roof as standard. To maintain the aerodynamic features, the 570 GT gets a spoiler at the rear. The frame of the glass hatchback is made of carbon fiber and the direction of it opening depends on whether the steering is on the left or the right. The hatch is modestly proportioned and is lined in high quality leather.

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The 2017 McLaren 570 GT is powered by a twin turbo 3.8 liter V8 engine that generates 562hp and 600Nm of torque. The 570 GT is a rear wheel drive. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch automated transaxle gearbox. The McLaren 570 GT can achieve the 0-100kmph sprint in 3.4 seconds. (The 570 S does it in 3.2 seconds) The top speed of the 570 GT is aerodynamically limited to 328kmph which is the same as the 570 S.

The McLaren 570 GT has slight mechanical changes when compared to the 570 S. The GT gets softer springs that are 15% less stiff at the front and 10% less stiff at the rear for smoother drive experience. Other suspension settings have been re-tuned to provide a more comfortable ride for long drives. The steering ratio has been reduced to “smooth out driver inputs at high cruising speed.” The 570 GT is about 82 pounds heavier than the 570 S due to the glass hatch. The GT is fitted with heavier iron discs instead of the 570 S’ carbon-ceramic rotors.

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The 2017 McLaren GT will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st. Prices of the GT will start from $199,650. The deliveries are expected to commence later this year.

See Also: McLaren 570S GT4 Racing Model Announced

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