McLaren 540C review

Category: Sports car

Section: Costs & verdict

McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C
  • McLaren 540C

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If we’re being sensible, no one needs to spend as much money on a two-seater as this car costs. You do, however, get a bit of kit for your cash, including climate control, leather seats and a touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav and Bluetooth connectivity. However, very few people will be able to resist at least some of the numerous options available, but be warned: get trigger happy with your mouse when using the McLaren configurator and things will get decidedly expensive with just a few simple clicks.

Overview

The magnificent McLaren 540C is surprisingly usable, shockingly rapid and great fun to drive, even at everyday speeds

  • Communicative steering
  • Agile handling
  • Stunningly quick
  • Rivals sound better
  • R8 and 911 Turbo better in the wet
  • Disappointing infotainment system