McLarenâ€™s third â€˜Sports Seriesâ€™ car, joining the 570S Coupe and 540S Coupe, the 570GT is the most road-biased and luxurious McLaren to date.
It has recalibrated steering, suspension and chassis tweaks aimed at refinement and comfort, a modified styling that creates increased luggage space. Inside, the cabin is tailored for luxury - more so than any other McLaren to date. Itâ€™s roomy too - unlike the 570S the GT has 220 litres of space behind the seats on a leather-covered deck. Under the bonnet is another 150 litres of stowage space.
But this is still a McLaren. The chassis is carbon fibre, the engine is a V8 twin turbo and it will hit 204mph flat out. Or in other words, itâ€™s mighty, mighty fast. However if you require rear seats, look elsewhere.
McLaren has come a long way over the past five years, and the new 570GT is the culmination of its endeavours. And it is, without question, a huge achievement.
But itâ€™s also a different kind of sports car to the ones McLaren has made up until now. Why? Because the 570GT is an out-and-out road car â€“ an automobile thatâ€™s been designed specifically to be used every day on regular roads by regular (and rather wealthy) drivers.
The McLaren 570GT is McLarenâ€™s attempt to tackle luxury. Sort of. The GT is a tiny bit softer, a teensy bit more cosseting, and has a little more boot space, than the 570S. But it makes precisely the same amount of power from its 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and, is every inch as good a driverâ€™s car as anything else produced by McLaren. And that makes it very good indeed: easily as compelling as an Audi R8 or Porsche 911 Turbo.