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McLaren 570GT revealed; “most luxurious” McLaren ever

February 25, 2016

McLaren is planning to unveil its new entry-level model at the Geneva Motor Show next week, called the 570GT. It comes in as part of the Sports Series range.

McLaren 570GT

Looking pretty much like many other modern McLaren supercars, the 570GT is designed to appeal to those looking to get into a supercar perhaps for the first time.

McLaren says the 570GT is the “most luxurious and refined” of any McLaren to date, with a “light and airy cabin” providing a comfortable and user-friendly setting. It also features a unique side-opening rear glass hatch opening up an additional 220 litres of storage to the 150-litre cargo space.

Despite being focused on comfort and daily use, the 570GT is no slouch. In the engine compartment in the back is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 churning out 420kW (570PS) and 600Nm. This is connected up to a seven-speed seamless-shift auto transmission with rear-wheel drive.

McLaren 570GT-hatch

How does it go? Well, it’s bloody quick. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 3.4 seconds, with 0-200km/h coming up in 9.8 seconds (0.1 seconds quicker than the Lamborghini Huracan). It also achieves the quarter mile in 11.1 seconds at 213km/h, and offers a top speed of 328km/h.

Other highlights include an eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus audio system or an optional 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins unit, power adjustable sports seats, front and rear parking sensors, an electric steering column, and a standard fixed glass panoramic roof.

The new model will make its public debut at the Geneva show next week, with market entry set to commence about midway through this year. Australian prices will start at $406,800.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.