McLaren 570GT-5

Joining the 570S and 540C is the McLaren 570GT, the third model in the Sports Series family. It’s described as the practical choice for daily use as well as the “most refined and road-biased McLaren yet.” With good reason too, as the 570GT comes with a boot and a sunroof, among others. The 570GT is priced at £154,000 (RM905,000) in the UK.

Exterior-wise, the 570GT comes with an extended fixed rear spoiler (10mm taller than the coupe models) and body-coloured door inserts, to distinguish it from the other two. That said, much of the external features, including the front bumper, aero blades and bonnet, are shared with the other series. The car sits on 15-spoke GT Design cast alloy wheels (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres with Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS).

Inside, the 570GT features extended leather upholstery, a pair of eight-way electrically adjustable heated leather sports seats with memory function, an electric steering column with entry and exit function and a dual-zone air-conditioning system.

Controls for the air-conditioning, telephony, navigation and audio systems are carried out via the central touchscreen, while vehicle setup is managed through the TFT LCD digital instrument cluster. The panoramic roof runs through to the large rear glass hatch and is treated with an 18% tint, with a sound and solar film (SSF) that absorbs solar radiation and provides better sound insulation.

Another unique feature is the glass hatch with a carbon-fibre frame at the rear, which can be opened at the side. Beneath the glass hatch is 220-litre boot that has a leather-lined Touring deck, with lightweight noise absorbing and damping materials. In addition to the 150-litre front trunk, total storage capacity in the 570GT has been increased to a total of 370 litres.

Also standard, is the eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system, which features two 100 mm mid/bass drive units and two 25 mm tweeters. An optional 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins system, comprising of 25 mm aluminium Nautilus tweeters, five 100 mm Kevlar mid-range drive units and two 200 mm carbon-fibre and Rohacell subwoofers along with a 1,280 watt amplifier is available.

As for the ride, the 570GT has the same suspension as the others, but it has been tuned further with a reduction in spring rate stiffness of 15% at the front and 10% at the rear. The electro-hydraulic steering now has a reduced ratio of 2% for smoother response at high cruising speeds.

Power-wise, the 570GT has a 3.8 litre V8 biturbo engine, which produces 570 PS and 600 Nm. It’s paired with a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission that sends power to the rear wheels and works together with the normal, sport or track and track modes. The 570GT goes from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and onwards to 200 km/h in 9.8 seconds and has a top speed of 328 km/h.

As a comparison, the McLaren 570S coupe with the same engine, shares the same power output as the 570GT. The only difference is that the 570S goes from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and on to 200 km/h in 9.5 seconds. So guys, would you prefer the more “practical” 570GT or would the faster 570S be your main choice?

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