McLaren has unveiled its new 570GT supercar, the third model in the company’s “Sports Series” range of ultra-fast, daily driver sports cars. The 540C and 570S Coupe preceded this model, the 570GT – the most luxurious McLaren ever built.
The amazingly fast new McLaren 570GT is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo gasoline mid-mounted motor, producing 562 hp and 443-pound feet of torque. It weighs just under 3,000 pounds and rockets from 0-60 mph in just over three seconds. The standing quarter mile will come up in 11.1 seconds.
The power is delivered through a seven-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels, with three modes available to the driver: Normal, Sport and Track. On a race track, where many 570GTs will find themselves, it will reach 204 mph. Prices are likely to start at around $200,000 before tax.
Presumably, McLaren has unveiled this new car ahead of the Geneva Motor Show’s official opening in order to steal a march on its rivals and their latest products.
Certainly, it is expected that the 570GT will have to share the limelight with VW subsidiary Bugatti, which will launch its new 1,482 hp Chiron, replacing the Veron at an expected price of $2.4 million, and Aston Martin, which will highlight its DB 9 replacement, the DB 11, powered by a new 5.2 litre-V12 motor.
Ferrari has also jumped the Geneva gun, unveiling its GTC4 Lusso a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, BMW’s hot new 600 hp 7-series flagship, the M760Li xDrive will flaunt a 6.6-litre V-12 engine; Lamborghini will show its limited edition Centenario; Maserati has its first SUV, the Levante, and amongst such illustrious company Mercedes will probably be wondering why nobody is looking at its C-Class convertible.
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