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McLaren 570 GT: Technical Review

Updated on November 1, 2017
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Gaurav Verma is a creative an Automobile Engineer also a creative Technical writer.

Today we are here to take a look at the brand new McLaren 570 GT the 570 S. Next to the McLaren 570s McLaren sport series range, the 570 GT is a response to the McLaren customer demand of something that was fast yet comfortable at the same time, so kind of think of this 570 GT as a more relaxed version of the 570s. So today let's go through the exterior and interior details of this magnificent supercar and see how this ride has been engineered for excellence as an aerospace engineer. I want to start off the review by talking about some of the 570 GT aerodynamic characteristics. One of the first things you're going to notice when looking at the 570 GT is the p1 body styling.

McLaren 570 GT
McLaren 570 GT

McLaren P1 Type Body Design

The p1 body styling is able to help push air over the car which creates additional downforce, you're also getting a front splitter to help aid in downforce and it also channels air directly into the front radiators. Now the body styling channels air over the front wheels which creates additional stability at higher speeds and reduces turbulent flow in the wheel. Well moving from the wheel, you have your side view mirrors, now on cars of this caliber, it's extremely important that everything that goes into this design is as aerodynamically efficient as possible. So with that being said the side view mirrors also help channel air directly into the radiators. Another thing of the 570 GT that you'll notice is that the buttress design of the 570s is no longer there to compensate for this glass panel. Now to compensate for that downforce lost from the flying buttress design McLaren has incorporated a taller spoiler at the rear of the car.

McLaren 570 GT
McLaren 570 GT

Looking at the rear of the 570 GT you notice it has characteristic flowing lines and these lines are formed by an aerospace technique called superforming, where you're heating up a sheet of metal and then blow over our male or female form using gas pressure it pretty much allows you to create any shape you want. An important aspect of the car I like to discuss is the carbon fiber tub. It has a lower still when compared to the 650s and 675 models for easier ingress and egress the tub actually only weighs roughly 162 pounds and makes the car that much more rigid as opposed to using an aluminum structure for the 570 GT model. There are aluminum substructures hanging off the carbon fiber tub as opposed to composite structures that you'll find on the 650s and 675 to keep the cost down.

The 570 GT comes equipped with cast alloy wheels that are 19 inches of front and 20 inches in the rear, they come wrapped in Pirelli P0s that have noise canceling phone technology. Remember this is a GT car so the rod is supposed to be smooth quiet and refined with that being said you will not see the carbon ceramic brakes of the 570s on. They are an option but as standard, you're going to get iron cross drilled and internally ventilated brakes. The reason being is this carbon ceramic brakes can be a little bit too grabby during daily traffic. The 570 GT has been powered by the 3.8-liter twin turbo v8 from McLaren, we've all come to know and love. It produces 562 horsepower at roughly 7,500 rpm it also produces 443 pound-feet of torque at about 5,000 rpm. It features a dry sump lubrication system and it's connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

McLaren
McLaren

McLaren 570 GT: Interior And Exterior

Now for the 570 GT, the exhaust system is 3 decibels quieter, so that sounds pretty amazing right with that amazing noise comes amazing performance. Figures zero to sixty and just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 204 miles per hour. So now that we've covered some of the engine's characteristics.

Let's go ahead and take a look at the interior of the vehicle. Just sitting in the cockpit of the 570 GT is an experience in itself. The seats are extremely comfortable high-quality materials throughout the entire cabin. Even the ceiling gets wrapped in the Napa leather and speaking of the ceiling the 570 GT gets a glass panoramic roof which provides a more open-air feeling in the cabin which you wouldn't get in the 570s. It comes with an 82-pound weight penalty but with 562 horsepower who cares. Starting at the top of the center console, it's wrapped in saddle brown napa leather which really looks rich in this car and then you have two air conditioning vents and then your infotainment system surrounded by a nice slate of carbon fiber. You have your navigation controls on the infotainment screen and air conditioners and other various settings. Everything just looks very simple and clean I've always loved that about McLaren. Coming further down you have controls for your powertrain and handling each has three different settings. Normal, sport and track, further back in the console you have your buttons for Drive neutral and reverse and also a button to look at the center hatch.

McLaren 570 GT Review

McLaren has incorporated a leather lined compartment that provides an additional eight cubic feet of storage. Beside the glass panel, open Sun is dependent on which market the car was built through. The 570 GT is extremely comfortable remember they should be comfortable. This is more of a GT car McLaren wants people to drive this on a daily basis, so it's more of a daily driver as opposed to a track focused car they are perforated and have contrast stitching throughout and then deep contours and side bolsters to keep you hugged in the car during sharp curves. That was a brief look at the McLaren 570s, an amazing exotic car that can be driven on a daily basis. In essence, think of it as just a slightly tame down version of the McLaren 570s.

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      WheelScene 6 months ago from U.S.A.

      Nice article Gaurav! McLaren is awesome! Every car they have made has been great, which one is your favorite?

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