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McLaren 570GT Keeps the Power, ups the Luxury & Comfort

by Paul Strauss
McLaren 570GT Keeps the Power, ups the Luxury & Comfortzoom in

McLaren already increased the appeal of its cars dramatically in the last year, when it released its 570S Coupe – a car which embraces all that is right about the brand, but at a lower price point. Sure, it’s still not exactly cheap, but more people can afford one than prior McLaren models.

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Now, McLaren has taken what it learned from the 570S and gone one step further, with the 570GT – a sports coupe that’s designed to be more road trip friendly than any other McLaren. Sure, it still packs a punch with the 3.8-liter 570hp twin-turbo V8 from the 570S, but this car is designed for greater comfort and usefulness for long drives. And yes, it can still do 0-to-60 in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 204 mph.

For starters, there are new leather-wrapped sport seats with eight-way electric adjustments. A large panoramic roof floats overhead, covered with a special film that absorbs solar radiation and reduces noise. McLaren also includes a dual-zone climate control system. Other refinements include easier entry and exit from the seats, slightly softer suspension, and a quieter exhaust system than the 570S. McLaren also worked with Pirelli to develop special P Zero tires that produce less road noise.

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Another notable change is the addition of a leather-lined touring deck, which can hold 7.8 cubic feet of luggage, and is accessible through a glass hatch that opens towards the curbside.

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The McLaren 570GT will make its official debut on March 1 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and pricing will start at $198,950 here in the US.

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