McLaren GT review

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Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

As standard, the GT gets essentials such as a 7in infotainment screen, sat-nav, DAB radio, iPhone integration, keyless entry, and full LED headlights and taillights. However, it being a Grand Tourer, we suspect you’d like a little more kit to make your life more comfortable, so we’d advise ticking the following boxes on your order form: the Luxe Pack, which gives you powered everything (including memory seats), the Practicality Pack with its Rear View Camera and clever Front Lift system; and the Premium Pack, which brings a brilliant Bowers & Wilkins 12-Speaker Audio System. 

Of course, once you factor these packs in, plus a couple of individual extras such as a sports exhaust or "Elite" paint, you’ll be looking at an invoice that would secure a pretty reasonable house in many parts of the country. However, the same is true for the GT’s closest rivals – indeed, the price of a well-kitted McLaren GT will only get you a ‘boggo’ Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T

And, should such things bother you, its fuel economy is pretty impressive compared with that of its rivals; despite an engine that pushes out over 600bhp, we regularly saw over 30mpg on long motorway cruises. Meanwhile, its residual values look relatively strong for the class;  you can expect the GT to hold onto its value better than an Aston Martin DB11 AMR or a GTC4 Lusso, if not quite as well as a Bentley Continental GT or Porsche 911.

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Overview

When deciding to buy a McLaren GT, you must consider what you value most in a grand tourer. If you think touring is all about the fun you can have when you finally reach your favourite driving roads, the GT makes for a tempting proposition. However, if you want to savour your journey to the Alps just as much as tackling the mountain passes once you’re there, and you want to take friends along for the ride, a conventional GT car is simply a more effective tool for the job.

  • Great dynamics
  • Pliant ride
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Noisy at motorway speeds
  • Poor infotainment system
  • Impractical luggage compartments and no rear seats

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