McLaren 570GT

McLaren 570GT

McLaren 570GT

When the Ferrari F12 TDF lost some weight, the McLaren 570GT picked it up, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  In this case, a few more kilos may just make the McLaren 570GT the coolest hatchback ever built.

Gone is the flying buttress and small rear window, replaced by a clever glass tailgate that swings open to give easy access to an additional 8 cubic feet of luggage space behind the seats.

McLaren 570GT panoramic roof

McLaren 570GT panoramic roof

With a panoramic sunroof, soft closing doors and a bit quieter exhaust, McLaren now offers a genuine Grand Touring machine as an alternative to their outright sports cars.

McLaren has also softened up the suspension by a 15% reduction of spring rate in the front and a 10% reduction in the rear, which translates into a bit less ride stiffness than in the 570S, saving

Lest you think the new car has gone performance soft,  the 570GT does 3.4 seconds to 60 MPH rather than 3.2 for the sibling 570S, and I doubt anyone but the test equipment is going to notice.

McLaren 570GT center console

McLaren 570GT center console

McLaren 570GT spoiler

McLaren 570GT spoiler

In the race for fast, comfortable usability in a sporting machine, McLaren has just taken a giant leap for mankind, and I’m betting the 570GT accounts for 50% of their sales in the next 3 years.

To be released the fall of 2016.

Dave

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