After the success of the 570S and 570GT, McLaren decided to combine the best of both
Andrew Frankel Autocar
10 January 2018

McLaren has announced a new Sport Pack for its popular 570GT supercar.

The pack adds £4900 to the price of the £157,000 GT and comprises stiffer springs, quicker steering, new uprights and actuators, in addition to the more generous stability control settings from the 570S, as well as that car's steering and damper software.

The package is completed by the standard fitment of hybrid road/track Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres in place of the usual P Zeroes.

Moreover, as part of the changes for the 2018 model year, 570GT cars now also come with carbon ceramic brakes as standard, bringing it into line with the 570S and other more expensive McLarens.

The move to sharpen the 570GT appears to be in response to criticism from some quarters that the car puts too great an emphasis on ride comfort in standard form, at the expense of outright body control. With springs that are 15% stiffer at the front, 10% stiffer at the rear and steering that’s 2% quicker overall, the hope is that the car will provide the looks and practicality that form the core of the 570GT’s appeal, together with the dynamic response that has earned the 570S near-universal praise.

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And it looks like the pack will prove popular: McLaren estimates that 60% of 570GT customers will choose the Sport Pack. As the 570GT already makes up 80% of 570 coupé sales, this means that almost half of all 570 coupés will be GTs with the pack. The 570 Spider already has Sport specification settings as standard.

To read a full drive of the 570 GT Sport Pack, a variant that was suggested to McLaren by Autocar's very own Andrew Frankel, buy this week's Autocar magazine, on sale today.

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10 January 2018
Are they also developing a Reliability Pack?

10 January 2018

Sounds like a good idea. Nothing worse than a car that's too comfortable. 

Seriously, I know choice is a good thing, but how many people really ever get to the point on public roads where they think "Hmm, I wish my Maclaren had a bit more composure on the limit" Probably 1% of people 1% of the time. Whereas a comfortable ride is a benefit all of the time.

This'll be ordered by people who fear they'd appear less manly if they didn't have it and perhaps with an eye to resale value as well.


10 January 2018

THis was your original review: "Relative to a 570S, it comes with springs softened by 15 percent at the front and by 10 percent behind. The sticky standard Pirelli Corsa tyres of the 570S have been replaced by better-riding, quieter P-Zeros. The steering is two percent slower, too.".

 

THis is your introduction to the brand new handliong pack: "The move to sharpen the 570GT appears to be in response to criticism from some quarters that the car puts too great an emphasis on ride comfort in standard form, at the expense of outright body control. With springs that are 15% stiffer at the front, 10% stiffer at the rear and steering that’s 2% quicker overall, the hope is that the car will provide the looks and practicality that form the core of the 570GT’s appeal, together with the dynamic response that has earned the 570S near-universal praise.".

So basically it's the same set up of the 570s but they want you topay 5 grand for the privilege. What a rip-off!! Thank you McLaren.

10 January 2018

Surely this is what the 570S is for?


10 January 2018

Sport Pack on a GT? The idea off a GT was to provide a confortable MacLr. If you want Sport... there's the S. Really. I don't get it! Why should someone want a GT just to make it feel like an S !!!??? Buy an S and carry on.

Paulo

10 January 2018
cilogato wrote:

Sport Pack on a GT? The idea off a GT was to provide a confortable MacLr. If you want Sport... there's the S. Really. I don't get it! Why should someone want a GT just to make it feel like an S !!!??? Buy an S and carry on.

 

The problem is when they want you to pay 5k for the original set-up of the S, which was softened to better suit the GT nature. That's really a joke. It should be a no-cost option, or close to. 

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