McLaren will be offering customers of its Sports Series models more choices when it comes to customizations. The automaker has also upgraded its range of options. Undoubtedly, customers are sure to adore the performance-oriented Sport Pack in the 570GT model as it has many of the advantages offered by the 570S.
Compared to the standard version, the Sport Pack makes the front stiffer by 15% and the rear by 10%. Steering was enhanced as well as it has been made quicker by 2%. In addition to the quicker steering rack and the stiffer springs, the Sport Pack also comes with new damper software and improved stability control settings. Unlike the standard model, the carbon ceramic brakes are now fitted as standard rather than offered as an option. Further instead of the typical P Zeros tires, it will now have the hybrid track/road Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. However the electrochromic tinted roof is an option.
Those who want the Sport Pack will need to shell out around $6,600 (£4,900). Even then, McLaren estimates that 60% of the current 570GT customers are likely to avail of the Sport Pack.
Customers who do not want to go for this sporty offering for their 570GT may want to check out the five different Design Edition Packs. What this packs offer are popular exterior colors combined with By McLaren luxury design interiors.
The first of the five combinations is the Blade Silver with Natural Tan exterior and Carbon Black interior. Second is the Fire Black with Jet Black and Areia (cream) with the third being Pacific Blue with Jet Black and Areia. Fourth is the Silica White exterior with Saddle Tan while the interior is Carbon Black. Finally there is the Storm Grey with Jet Black for the exterior and Almond White for the inside.
While the cost of this package is not lightweight, it is in fact cheaper versus getting the interior offered as an option on the standard version.
Regardless of what package the customer decides to get, McLaren said that power in the 570GT remains the same. Powering it is the biturbo 3.8-liter V8 engine capable of producing 562 hp (419 kW) with peak torque measured to be 443 lb.-ft. (600 Nm). In the U.K., the 570GT is priced starting at £157,000. McLaren has yet to release the pricing for the U.S. market.
Commenting on these new offerings, McLaren Automotive Executive Director for Global Sales and Marketing Jolyon Nash said that the Sport Series from McLaren has long been established as being able to bring to the luxury sports car market the race-derived technology and excitement of a supercar. He added that the changes implemented for 2018 will guarantee that each model that is part of the lineup is made more compelling.