The McLaren 570GT is the third instalment that was planned by the company in the ‘570’ series that includes the McLaren 570C and the 570S. According to the company, this new 570GT is car designed to be more practical in every way. This mean that for the first time, there is a proper luggage area in a mid-engined car, which is elegantly designed to be accessed by lifting the rear window glass. More optimisation in the McLaren 570GT‘s day-to-day usability come in the form of optimised ingress and egress to make getting in and out of the car easier. That said, the McLaren 570GT still maintain its sporty attributes thanks to the dihedral doors that open upwards.
While the McLaren 570GT has been given more practical touches, it continues to carry on the same level of sportiness that was earlier showcased by the 570C model. While being better appointed in the interiors via the use of top-notch materials, the McLaren 570GT retains its supercar character, although softened a bit for a plusher right over long distances. In the engine department, the 570 gets the same 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 that powers the coupé and sport variants with the power and torque remaining at the same 562bhp and 600Nm respectively powering the rear wheels. To ensure that the owner of the McLaren 570GT gets the best experience out of their daily commute, the company has also provided a crisp 1,280 watt, 12-speaker Bower & Wilkins audio system.
While all this might just sound quite normal for a high-end sports car, its takes sometime for one to realise that the car in question is still a purebred mid-engined supercar, and then one realises that there aren’t many out there that have these sort of amenities. In fact, the only practical, daily-driving-supercar-with-a-boot that comes in mind is a Porsche 911, which surely has all the core essentials to make it a great drivers car, but could this new McLaren change that ?
0-100 kmph: 3.4 seconds
0-200 kmph: 9.8 seconds
Top Speed: 328 kmph
3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 570PS (562bhp)