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McLaren con­tin­ues to grow its line up with the new 570GT, a com­fort ver­sion of the 570S. The GT adds more re­fine­ments and more lug­gage space with a new ‘Tour­ing Deck’ and a side-open­ing rear glass hatch on top of the en­gine. The GT also gets a panoramic glass roof and the in­te­rior is lined with more leather and more con­ve­nience items have been fit­ted as stan­dard. It’s a bit heav­ier and slower than the S and the sus­pen­sion is tuned more to­ward com­fort with the GT-spe­cific P Ze­ros hav­ing less rigid side­walls for a bet­ter ride.

The Abarth ver­sion of the Fiat 124 Spi­der has been re­vealed. It gets a racier ap­pear­ance and a slightly more pow­er­ful en­gine tune, the 1.4 tur­bopetrol boosted to 126kW and 250Nm. But the re­ally scorch­ing Scor­pion comes in the form of the rally ver­sion built to com­ply with the FIA’s new R-GT class. The 1.4 is re­placed by a 223kW 1.8 turbo and it has ad­justable sus­pen­sion and a se­quen­tial six-speed box. It gets a com­pos­ite hard­top and full cage, and with all its other race spec items, it costs around three times as much as the road go­ing Abarth at €150,000.

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