The new 570S GT will be designed more around luxury grand touring than outright performance, and is envisaged as being a more practical and spacious model.
The most obvious styling change for the 570S GT comes with its elongated rear panel - significantly different from the glass lid used to cover the V8 engine of the 570S in regular models. Autocar understands the extra space liberated here will be used for storage, while the car will also retain its smaller front aperture. A more luxurious interior than the standard 570S is also expected.
One thing that won't change for the GT variant is its powertrain. The car will keep its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine, producing the same 562bhp and 443lb ft of torque as in the regular 570S. Despite a nominal increase in weight compared with the standard car, which clocks in at 1313kg, McLaren will be looking to match the standard 570S's 0-62mph sprint time of 3.1sec and its top speed of 204mph.