McLAREN 570GT TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW 2016

28 Apr 2016

  • The latest model in the McLaren Sports Series, the 570GT, to make UK debut at the London Motor Show 2016
  • McLaren 675LT Spider and 650S Spider also on display on the McLaren London stand #L63 at Battersea Evolution, 5-8 May 2016

The new McLaren 570GT will make its UK debut at the revived London Motor Show, following the global reveal at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The latest model in the Sports Series will be joining the 650S Spider and the sold-out 675LT Spider as part of the McLaren London stand #L63 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park.  

The 570GT is the most refined and luxurious McLaren to date sitting alongside the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé as the third model in the recently announced Sports Series. Practical enough for everyday use and long-distance journeys, the 570GT features a unique side-opening rear glass hatch offering additional storage on the leather-upholstered Touring Deck. The light and airy cabin is specified with the highest quality materials throughout and includes a standard fixed glass Panoramic Roof creating an open and relaxing driving environment.

Under the skin, the 570GT has been developed with a road-biased dynamic setup, while retaining the supercar levels of engagement experienced on other McLaren models. The 570GT is fitted with the McLaren-developed 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 M838TE engine which generates 570PS (562 bhp) and 600 Nm (443 lb ft) of torque. The power is delivered through the rear wheels via a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission with adjustment to the handling and powertrain settings available through Normal, Sport and Track. The UK pricing of the McLaren 570GT starts from £154,000 with first customer deliveries scheduled for July 2016.

The car will be displayed alongside two groundbreaking models from the McLaren Super Series, the 650S Spider and the 675LT Spider, the latter of which is also making its UK show debut. The 675LT Spider is the second model to wear the iconic Longtail badge and the most focused, fastest and exhilarating open top McLaren model ever built. The car was unveiled in December 2015 as a limited edition of 500 examples, all of which sold out within two weeks.

The revived London Motor Show will be taking place at the Battersea Evolution from 5-8 of May and showcase more than 40 car brands and 130 models to visitors from around the world. The Show provides an important platform for the motoring industry in the UK, which is enjoying considerable success in terms of vehicle manufacturing, technical innovation and new car registration.

McLaren Automotive operates in the UK via a network of six official retail partners. McLaren London is part of Jardine Motors Group with responsibility for the capital city. The remaining UK locations include Ascot, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester. For the full list of McLaren retailers please visit: http://www.retailers.mclaren.com/.

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Notes to Editors:

Viewing opportunities for press and trade are available between 15:00-18:00 on Thursday, 5 May.

Please contact Adam Gron, Press Officer, to arrange:

Adam Gron
Press Officer | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
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Email: adam.gron@mclaren.com 

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McLaren 570GT press release: http://cars.mclaren.press/en-gb/releases/342

McLaren 675LT Spider press kit: http://cars.mclaren.press/press-kits/mclaren-675ltspider 

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and super cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.

Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was revealed in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in Coupé and Spider form in 2014, while 2015 proved to be a year of unprecedented growth of the product portfolio with five new models launched across the full range. The strictly limited edition 675LT Coupé premiered at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the track-only McLaren P1™ GTR which, with 1,000PS, became the most powerful model ever produced by the brand. The much-anticipated Sports Series became the third – and final – model tier in the McLaren range with the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé debuting in New York and Shanghai respectively, less than one month apart. The end of the year saw the launch of the fifth model, the 675LT Spider, which was as a direct response to customer demand. The year also saw the end of production for the first model in the Ultimate Series as the 375th McLaren P1™ was completed, closing what has become a defining year for the British brand.

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Further information

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Amel Boubaaya
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Dave Eden
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Duncan Forrester
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