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McLaren has confirmed a raft of updates to its Sports Series range designed to beef up its Coupe and GT models to align them closer to the recently-launched 570S Spider.

The biggest winner is the McLaren 570GT, scoring carbon-ceramic brakes as standard, while an optional Sport Pack, which alters the dynamic setting of the grand tourer, is available for the first time.

The move has come in response to customer demand, who are after the body style and comfort of the GT but with the sharper performance offered by the McLaren 570S Coupe.

The optional $13,100 Sport Pack adds the steering rack, damper actuators and uprights from the 570S and 570S Spider, while the suspension tune is also borrowed from those models. Additionally, the Sport Pack adds Pirelli P-Zero Corsa rubber all round.

“The changes for 2018 make every model in the [Sport Series] range even more compelling; customers attracted by the McLaren blend of lightweight, carbon fibre construction and mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged V8 engine combining to deliver thrilling performance, can now choose from an even wider range of colours, materials and features,” said Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing.

“Additionally, with the new 570GT Sport Pack, we have reacted to market requests for a 570GT with the driving dynamics of the 570S Coupe. This optional handling package gives the same chassis setup as the Coupé, while retaining the luxurious features, luggage space and looks of the 570GT.”

McLaren has also confirmed a number of exterior and interior trim options dubbed Design Editions for the 570GT.

The new 570GT Design Editions are: Silica White exterior with Saddle Tan and Carbon Black interior; Pacific Blue with Jet Black and Areia (cream); Blade Silver with Natural Tan and Carbon Black; Fire Black with Jet Black and Areia; and Storm Grey with Jet Black and Almond White.

And get ready to play spot the lairy McLaren 570GT on our roads, with the company confirming the palette introduced exclusively on the 570S Spider last year – Curacao Blue, Vega Blue and Sicilian Yellow – will now be available across the Sport Series range.

The 570GT sees the introduction of a variable tint electrochromic panoramic roof that allows owners to change the opacity of the glass roof through a range of UV-filtering tints.

There is also a new lightweight 10-spoke forged alloy wheel option with brake calipers finished in Liquid Black available across the Sports Series range while the 12mm taller rear spoiler, previously only available as part of the optional Track pack, is now standard on all Sports Series Coupe models.

2018 Sports Series range pricing

  • McLaren 540C: $350,000
  • McLaren 570S Coupe: $395,000
  • McLaren 570GT: $415,000
  • McLaren 570S Spider: $435,750

All prices exclude on-road costs

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