Own a McLaren 570GT and want it to have just about the same oomph as the beefier 650S? German tuner Wheelsandmore has just the right solution to your #firstworldproblem. The aftermarket specialist has worked out a way to upgrade the standard 3.8-litre twin turbo engine to 650hp and 516lb ft of torque.
That’s up by 80hp and 74lb ft compared to a standard 570GT, and puts it on a par with the 650S in terms of horsepower. It actually trumps its more powerful sibling by 16lb ft in terms of torque.
To squeeze the extra muscle from Woking’s well-used V8, the tuner has installed a low-pressure exhaust system and sports catalytic converters. Some software tweaks completed the mods, shaving 0.3 seconds from the 0-62mph sprint, now taking a mere 3.1 seconds or just one tenth of a second slower than the 650S Coupe. The top speed hasn’t changed, so take the 570GT to the max and it will reach 204mph.
In order to live up to its name, Wheelsandmore has replaced the standard alloys with custom 20-inch front and 21-inch rear forged wheels wrapped in Continental tyres and with a finish mirroring the 570GT’s original set. These new shoes are complemented by height-adjustable springs and a lift function to make sure you won’t scratch that expensive bumper whenever going over bumps.
The tuner hasn’t messed around with the car’s design, so with the exception of the wheels, it looks just about the same as a standard 570GT. We'll let you decide whether that’s a good or a bad thing.
Gallery: McLaren 570GT by Wheelsandmore
After the luxury refiner Wheelsandmore has already laid hands on the McLaren models P1, MP4-12C and the limited 675LT, the top model of the series MA3 follows with the 570GT. At first sight and for the layman the models 540C, 570S and 570GT hardly differ, in the detail and for the connoisseur reveal however fine, if not serious differences.
When the McLaren 570GT was upgraded by Wheelsandmore, all the performance components were replaced what gave the impetus to the word-play of „horny and finesse“. With a standard 570HP and 600Nm the supercharged V8 tourer accelerates already fine, but for a performance tuner like Wheelsandmore there was no reason not to search for further power. By installing sports catalytic converters and a low-pressure exhaust system, which does not require silencers, the refiner adapts a dyno developed software, which generates a final output of 650HP and 700Nm of torque. After the modification the lightweight sportscar completes the sprint from 0-60 mph within 3.1s with unchanged top speed.
In order to be able to bring the increased performance to the asphalt as easily as possible and to create an absolute eye-catcher, Wheelsandmore also uses his all-purpose weapon of handmade forged rims. 235/30/20 ContiSportContact 6 tires are rotating on the steering axle mounted on 9,0x20 inch F.I.W.E. ultralight forged rims and the drive axle is equipped with 12,0x21 inch wheels with 295/30/21 tires. The color scheme is based on the original color of the McLaren oem wheels and the integrated hub cap is so coherent, that the suspicion could come up, that those concave wheels are meant from McLaren themselve...only nicer and wider...
For the suspension there was hardly any reason to improve the performance, so that the height-adjustable springs primarily benefit the overall appearance. The lift function on the front axle makes it possible to avoid expensive damage to the front spoiler and underbody.