McLaren 570GT Coupe (2016 -) Equipment

Review by Keith Jones on
4.8
Second of what will become a three bodystyle Sports Series family is the McLaren 570GT, a slightly softer, more comfortable take on a high-performance two-seater from the Woking-based manufacturer. Like the rortier McLaren 570S and entry-level 540C, the 570GT is a coupe, but unlike the other two with their aerodynamic rear buttresses, this one has a side-hinged glass tailgate instead of a vented engine cover, liberating a further 220 litres of storage space in the process.

4.9 out of 5

Equipment

  • Single level of standard equipment
  • Well-specified nonetheless
  • Diverse, expensive range of options

Although there’s only one model in the McLaren 570GT range the firm’s MSO Bespoke tailoring service allows your imagination to run riot if your pockets are deep enough.

Standard McLaren 570GT coupe equipment

As befitting a single model line-up that costs in excess of £150,000, the 570GT’s list of standard equipment is generous but it inevitably leaves plenty of room for personalisation options to be factored in too.

Pop open the butterfly wing doors and revel in the high-quality leather that seemingly swathes every surface of the cockpit, including dashboard, steering wheel, door panels and pillars in addition to the seats you’d expect to find it on. It even lines the Touring Deck luggage area behind your head.

The seats are electrically adjustable as is the steering column which rises out of the way to improve ingress and egress though the relatively narrow openings caused by the butterfly doors – incidentally, they have a soft-close function.

An eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system is standard, with audio, phone and sat-nav controlled by the portrait-oriented touchscreen on the dash. The same device is also used to operate the dual-zone climate control, with the controls for the adaptive suspension and adaptive driving modes mounted in the floor console below.

Optional McLaren 570GT coupe accessories

There’s much you can specify in order to make your 570GT in keeping with your tastes and preferences. It could be that due to this McLaren’s quieter nature you fancy upgrading the audio pack to a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system, fed by a 1280W amplifier.

There are three standard shades of paint, with a further eight Elite hues and eight more Special colours. The exterior can be embellished further with three alloy wheel designs in two colours and a choice of five shades for the brake callipers, regardless of whether they’re stopping the standard iron items or the optional carbon ceramic brakes.

Aerodynamic body addenda can be specified in either grey or carbonfibre finishes with a further range of three exterior appearance packs to add a degree of visual muscle to your 570GT.

Two seat designs are available for the cabin, which naturally can be upholstered in a number of hues, as can the dashboard, door panels and seatbelts.

One option we’d strongly recommend is the nose lift designed to raise the 570GT’s low-slung front splitter away from danger when traversing speed bumps.

If that’s still not enough the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) wing will offer a range of pre-made special fittings or work to a brief to paint and trim the car to your exacting needs. Just be aware this is likely to prove very expensive and it may be that your tastes aren’t widely approved of when you come to sell the car on – your McLaren retailer will advise you best on this.

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  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
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