When McLaren first designed the 570GT, the objective was to have a sports car that would be able to deliver daily practicality and comfort while offering a performance expected from a mid-engine sports car. For NOVITEC however, this appears to be not enough. Headquartered in Germany, NOVITEC manufactures car performance and tuning parts and has only recently included the McLaren in its portfolio.
Currently, the 570GT is equipped with the eight-cylinder twin-turbo 3.8-liter which gave NOVITEC an excellent platform when it comes to engine tuning. For the 570GT, engine specialists at the German-based tuning company came up with three different performance kits. Each of these can be activated by merely pressing a button placed on the Active Dynamic Panel. Further, there are two plug-and-play NOVITEC N-TRONIC modules integrated to the model’s electronic engine control which can manage the ignition, injection, and even increase the pressure control through new mapping.
Going back to the performance kits, one of them comes with the high-performance NOVITEC RACE exhaust system. With this, output is increased by 76 hp (56 kW) to 646 hp (475 kW). It also boosts peak torque to 510 lb.-ft. (692 Nm) from 443 lb.-ft. (601 Nm). These figures mean that the 570GT can now go from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 3 seconds. In the base version, the 3.8-liter V8 engine could only do the same in 3.4 seconds. That said, maximum speed was also increased from 204 mph (328 km/h) to 208 mph (335 km/h).
Those who get a chance to drive the upgraded 570GT will realize that not only was the driving performance improved by the throttle response but it has been made more agile while revealing a stronger performance curve on the entire rev range.
While the upgrades did show better performance, it was important that the 570GT should be able to display this even at first glance. The changes implemented not only gave it that full-blooded racing appearance but even managed to have the driving dynamics optimized. A good example would be components made of carbon-fiber. By being developed in the wind tunnel, the aerodynamic features are enhanced. It also gets the hi-tech lightweight forged wheels which when combined with special sport springs, optimize even further the handling of this sports car.
To lend the McLaren full-blooded racing looks and further optimize the driving dynamics, NOVITEC offers carbon-fiber aerodynamic-enhancement components developed in the wind tunnel, and especially lightweight hi-tech forged wheels, which in concert with special sport springs, further optimize the sports car's handling.
When it comes to the interior, customers will be given the opportunity to implement changes on the cockpit as well. In order to have a more exclusive feel while having maximum precision, NOVITEC utilized the finest of leathers, as well as Alcantara, in any color customers want.