MCLAREN AUTOMOTIVE AT AUTO ZURICH

8 Nov 2016

McLAREN 570S GT4 AND 570GT STAR AT AUTO ZURICH 

  • Two versions of the McLaren Sports Series on display: Track-only 570S GT4 and the most refined and usable McLaren to date, the 570GT
  • McLaren Automotive is represented by Schmohl AG, trading as McLaren Zurich, in the Swiss German market
  • Visitors will have the opportunity to view the 570S GT4 and the 570GT from 10 to 13 November 2016 in the Hall 3, stand A09

McLaren Automotive will showcase two of the latest additions to the Sports Series model range at the 30th edition of Auto Zurich from Thursday 10 until Sunday 13 November 2016. Following the launch of the McLaren 570S GT4 earlier this year the new track-only model will make its Swiss debut ahead of customer racing commencing during the 2017 season. The 570GT also returns to Switzerland following the global premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016.

THE McLAREN 570S GT4

The track-only 570S GT4 shares the carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis architecture with the other models in the Sports Series. This marks the first time the technology has been made available in the GT4 category, and the race-derived material is of clear benefit with inherent strength and lightweight. Driver protection is further enhanced with the addition of an FIA-approved rollcage and fire extinguisher system. Carbon fibre and aluminium are used for the re-profiled bodywork, which is formed over wider track front and rear to accommodate centre-locking lightweight cast magnesium alloy wheels shod with Pirelli racing tyres. Adjustable motorsport dampers with coil-over springs are fitted front and rear, and an on-board air jacking system is fitted as standard.

With a pure focus on laptimes, the McLaren 570S GT4 features a unique aerodynamic package which includes a GT4-specification high-level rear wing, a larger front splitter and re-profiled floor assembly. An additional front centre high-temperature radiator sits below a GT3-inspired bonnet with radiator exit ducts. These upgrades have been designed to optimise the aerodynamic performance and cooling of the 570S GT4 to ensure it can perform in the harshest race conditions globally.

The McLaren-designed and developed 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 M838TE engine is carried over from the road-going Sports Series model. The seven-speed seamless shift gearbox is also familiar to the other models in the range, transferring power to the track via the rear wheels.

Part of the development programme for the new Sports Series model has been contesting the full nine round calendar of the British GT championship. Racing with customer team Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse, the programme was the truest and most rigorous testing schedule in live race environments, and the season ended on a high with double race victories.

The 570S GT4 is priced from £159,900 (ex works).

THE McLAREN 570GT

Alongside the 570S GT4, McLaren Automotive’s most refined and usable McLaren to date, the new 570GT will also be on display. The 570GT will be shown in Silica White and will feature extensive carbon fibres upgrades, 10-spoke super lightweight alloy wheels in stealth finish and a black Nappa Alcantara interior design. Overall performance for the 570GT is class-leading with the 0 to 100 km/h sprint taking 3.4 seconds, while 200 km/h is reached in just 9.8 seconds before going on to a top speed of 328 km/h.

This latest addition to the range completes the three tier model strategy for McLaren alongside the Super Series and Ultimate Series. The Sports Series is the most usable and attainable model to wear a McLaren badge to date, but it retains the core design and dynamic focus that ensures it is still worthy of the iconic name. Weighing as little as 1,350kg, thanks to the unique lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis, the Sports Series is almost 150kg lighter than its closest rival.

At the same time, the interior is more tailored around day-to-day usability, with optimised access, greater levels of stowage space and more refinement.

The price for the powerful 570GT, which celebrated its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show, starts at 212.580 CHF (incl. 4% Import Zoll + 8% MwSt).

Contact details McLaren Zurich:

McLaren Zürich
Roderick Pike
Stinson-Strasse 2
Glattpark
ZH - 8152
T: +41 (0) 43 211 44 48

E: info@mclaren-zurich.chW: zurich.mclaren.com

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McLAREN 570S GT4 TECHNICAL DATA

ENGINE & POWERTRAIN

Engine capacity / type             3.8-litre (3,799cc) / twin turbo V8 M838TE

Transmission                           7 Speed SSG

CHASSIS & BODY

Chassis                                   McLaren carbon fibre Monocell II chassis; aluminium front & rear frames and crash structures

Body                                        Aluminium and carbon fibre panels

Aerodynamics                         Unique front splitter and floor assembly; GT4-specification adjustable rear wing

Cooling                                    Additional front centre high temp radiator

Suspension                             Adjustable motorsport dampers with coil-over springs, front & rear

Axle                                         Centre lock integrated hub / wheel bearing unit, handed side to side, front & rear

Wheels                                    Cast magnesium 9"x18" front / 11"x18" rear

Tyres                                       Pirelli racing tyres - 245/645-18" front / 305/680-18" rear

DIMENSIONS

Length                                     4,606mm

Width                                       2,095mm

Height                                      1,179mm

Wheelbase                              2,674mm

Track, f/r                                  1,644mm / 1,593mm

Fuel capacity                           110 litres

McLAREN 570GT TECHNICAL DATA

PERFORMANCE

0-97 km/h (0-60 mph)                         3.3 seconds

0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)                       3.4 seconds

0-161 km/h (0-100 mph)                     6.6 seconds

0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)                     9.8 seconds

Top speed                                           328 km/h (204 mph)  

Power-to-weight                                  422PS (416bhp) per tonne

BRAKING

100-0 km/h (62-0 mph)                       33 m / 108 ft

200-0 km/h (124-0 mph)                     133 m / 436 ft

ENGINE & POWERTRAIN

Engine configuration                           V8 Twin Turbo / 3,799cc

Power                                                  570PS (562 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm

Torque                                                 600Nm (443 lb ft) @ 5,000-6,500 rpm

Transmission                                       7 Speed SSG

CO2                                                     249 g/km

Fuel consumption                               combined – 26.6 mpg (EU), 10.7 l/100km

                                                            urban – 17.2 mpg (EU), 16.5 l/100km

                                                            extra urban – 38.4 mpg (EU), 7.4 l/100km

Engine lubricant                                  Mobil 1 New Life™ 0W-40    

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Dry weight                                           1,350 kg (2,976 lb) with lightweight options

Weight distribution                               42 / 58

Length                                                 4,530mm

Width                                                   2,095mm

Height                                                  1,201mm

Wheelbase                                          2,670 mm

Notes to Editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press.

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey.

Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was launched 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 coupe and Spider form in 2014, and has announced the Sports Series among the models to be introduced in 2015. The brand continues to expand, and McLaren posted a profit during 2013 – only the third year of vehicle production. This was followed in 2014, by a third consecutive year of growth in sales with a record 1,649 vehicles delivered via a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.

McLaren Automotive Partners               
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative and highly acclaimed sports cars, McLaren Automotive has partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology including, AkzoNobel, ExxonMobil, Pirelli and SAP.

Designed for the track; Developed for the road

The connection between Formula 1 and road cars at McLaren is a natural process of experience, knowledge, principles and process transfer. Through the integration of 50 years of Formula 1™ racing expertise and knowledge, and over 20 years of heritage in producing landmark sports cars, McLaren Automotive designs, develops and builds a range of technologically advanced and groundbreaking high performance sports cars which are designed to be a no compromise drive on both road and track.

McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production over the past 30 years, 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.

Visit cars.mclaren.com for more details.

Further information

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7768 132429
Email: wayne.bruce@mclaren.com

Duncan Forrester
Global Corporate Communications Manager | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone:+44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7468 769419
Email: duncan.forrester@mclaren.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/DuncanForrester

Amel Boubaaya
European PR Manager | McLaren Automotive Limited
Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 531357
Email: amel.boubaaya@mclaren.com

Frank Steffling
PR Consultant | McLaren DACH
Tel.: +49 (0) 211 5581369
Mobile: +49 (0) 163 2407766
Email: frank.steffling@mclaren.com

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