Creating a daily supercar is not easy for any automaker, but McLaren tried its luck when it introduced the 570GT in 2016, but it was still a supercar.
Supercars are not meant to be driven daily. Nevertheless, they offer an astonishing level of grip and cornering abilities, albeit they sacrifice comfort and other features that are needed in a regular vehicle. Yet, somehow, McLaren tried to convince people that the 570GT could provide supercar abilities but without sacrifices in other areas.
The car's exterior wasn't as wild as on other McLaren vehicles. However, it still retained the aggressive front fascia with its tear-shaped headlights and a front spoiler that grabbed air to improve downforce. In addition, the doors were opened upwards, unlike any other daily vehicle. But, to increase comfort and usability, the rear windscreen was side-hinged. That could open wide enough to put a bag of shopping behind the seats, on a 220 liters (7,76 cu-ft) storage compartment, on a shelf, and block any visibility in the rearview mirror.
Inside, McLaren offered a luxurious cockpit with leather-wrapped sports seats. In addition, the suspensions were softened so the occupants could enjoy long drives. But still, ingress and egress from the cabin was a physical exercise more difficult than in a mundane sedan or hatchback. The elegant-looking dashboard was filled with an LCD that showed the main car's information. In addition, an infotainment display was mounted on the center stack.
Behind the cabin, McLaren installed its 3.8-liter V8 powerplant, helped by a pair of turbochargers to provide 562 hp (570 PS) sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.8 V8 7AT (570 HP)
|Power:||419.2 KW @ 7500 RPM|
570 HP @ 7500 RPM
562 BHP @ 7500 RPM
|Torque:||443 lb-ft @ 5000-6500 RPM|
600 Nm @ 5000-6500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||204 mph (328 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.4 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||7-speed automatic (SSG)|
|Length:||178.3 in (4529 mm)|
|Width:||82.5 in (2096 mm)|
|Height:||47.3 in (1201 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||105.1 in (2670 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||13.1 cuFT (371 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3086 lbs (1400 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||Infinity mpg US (0 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||Infinity mpg US (0 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||249 g/km|