McLaren has used the 2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix to locally unveil the McLaren 570GT, the company’s latest mid-engined sports car. Based on the McLaren 570S, the 570GT aims to offers buyers a slightly more practical approach to fast motoring.
Due to start arriving in Australia by the end of 2016, the Sports Series 570GT is powered by McLaren‘s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder engine that produces 419kW of power and 600Nm of torque. The drivetrain sends torque through a lightning fast seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
In a first for McLaren, the 570GT features a glass hatchback that teams with a carbon fibre structure to access a 220-litre cavity for storing luggage (this is in addition to the 150L storage area under the bonnet).
Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016