Launched in 2016, the McLaren 570GT gave the Super Series lineup a new flavor with a package that’s less track focused and more road trip worthy than the 570S. While most of the styling and the drivetrain are identical to the coupe, the GT gained a side opening cargo hatch above the engine, improved sound insulation, and softer suspension settings. The car was well received by McLaren enthusiasts who wanted a less aggressive sports car, but some requested a more dynamic version of the 570GT. As a result, McLaren introduces the Sport Pack, a bundle of features that makes the GT as sporty and precise as the 570S.
The upgrade begins with standard carbon-ceramic brake discs and Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires. Various chassis features and electronics have been updated to 570S specs, including the steering rack, damper actuator calibration, active damping system, and Electronic Stability Control. All these features require an extra $5,590. This means that the 570GT Sport Pack will cost $205,440. That’s a $20,540 premium over the standard 570S. McLaren doesn’t mention any performance enhancements thanks to the package, so it’s safe to assume that the bundle doesn’t shorten acceleration times and doesn’t improve top speed.
Alongside the Sport Pack, McLaren introduced new MSO options for the 570GT, including the electrochromic roof with variable tint. Using an electric current to trigger a change in the opacity of the glass through a range of settings, the electrochromic roof includes three UV-filtering options for the 570GT.
Additionally, the 570GT now benefits from five new Design Edition Packs. These combine popular exterior colors with the By McLaren Luxury Design Interior and cost less as a bundle than if specified separately. The new 570GT Design Editions are Silica White exterior with Saddle Tan and Carbon Black interior, Pacific Blue with Jet Black and Areia (cream), Blade Silver with Natural Tan and Carbon Black, Fire Black with Jet Black and Areia, and Storm Grey with Jet Black and Almond White.
Finally, the new color and trim choices introduced with the 570S Spider are now available for the 570GT too. Customers can now order the car in Curacao Blue, Vega Blue, and Sicilian Yellow exterior paint colors, alongside three new By McLaren Designer Interiors. Other new options include lightweight 10-spoke forged alloy wheel and Liquid Black brake calipers and the reverse camera displayed in the center of the driver TFT instrument cluster.
Read our full review on the 2017 McLaren 570GT.
Read our full review on the 2016 McLaren 570S.