Some cars look fast. Others are fast. The McLaren 570GT is both. Not just straight line quick but heart-pounding, fist clenching, road hugging, eye-widening, cornering quick. But we’ll get to more on that in a minute.
The difference between the 570S and the 570GT is one of speed and performance. While the S will be a little faster accelerating from 0-60, the GT is built more for comfort and longer rides. If you have the means to choose a McLaren for your daily driver, the 570GT will be a better choice. Now, back to that speed.
McLaren is never apologetic about its performance cars, and rightly so. The 570GT is engineered and styled to be fast, brash and edgy. Almost every aspect of the 570GT is about performance, and quite frankly, it’s where it sets itself apart. From the instant its throaty power plant comes to life you know you are in for something special. It’s not that the 570GT is a bare bones speed machine. It has plenty of built-in comforts and style. But it is, after all, a McLaren. Performance and speed is in its DNA.
Stepping into a McLaren for the first time may take you back in time to that first big boy roller coaster ride. It can be a bit intimidating, exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. But once you experience it and get comfortable controlling it, you may never drive that SUV of yours again.
The rear-mounted, 3.8 litre, all-aluminum, V-8 twin turbo engine delivers 562 horsepower. The McLaren 570GT uses every ounce of that power to reach a top speed of 203 mph. Hang on, the 570GT will get you from zero to 60 in about 3 seconds. The 7-speed Seamless Shift transmission can be placed in auto-mode for convenience or manual gear selection for a more personal driving experience.
The McLaren 570GT is not just fast, but agile. McLaren is exceptional at creating agile cars with cat-like responses. McLaren’s unwavering focus on power to weight ratio pays off in the 570GT, aided by a low mounted engine and carbon fibre monocell construction. This is a car that eats corners for lunch with plenty of room for dinner. Driving the McLaren is not just impressive, it is amazing. This is a high performance car trained to obey your every command. Just be cautious about what you ask it to do.
You may be attracted to the 570GT for its speed, but its sporty styling is a major head turner. Its low-slung stance, sweeping lines along with its functional rear spoiler acknowledge its sports car lineage. The panoramic roof extends through the hatch which opens for a surprising amount of trunk space. That trunk area is also accessible via the front seats. McLaren’s signature Dihedral doors swing fully up and outward to provide easy access to it’s well appointed cabin.
The 570GT was created for those who want a high performance car but are unwilling to sacrifice comfort. McLaren designed its interior to offer the driver the perfect driving position, enhanced by a power adjustable steering column. It is an uncluttered interior with a floating center console. A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system keeps you connected and extended leather trim adds to the luxurious atmosphere. Sports seats are power adjustable and heated for those cool mornings. They always return to your perfect seating position. A 12-speaker surround system provides the perfect soundtrack for your travels. While the 570GT provides excellent sight lines, the rear view camera can help prevent an accidental ding or two.
The McLaren 570GT scores well in comfort and amenities and excels in speed, power, styling and performance. Its ability to chew into turns is extraordinary. It makes driving fun again. This is a high performance car that just doesn’t get you there, it takes you places…and you’ll enjoy every mile of the ride.