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McLaren 570 GT 2017

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:08


McLaren’s third ‘Sports Series’ 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. It’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, it’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 it’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 – an automobile that’s been designed specifically to be used every day on regular roads by regular (and rather wealthy) drivers.


The McLaren 570GT is McLaren’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 driver’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.

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