Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The electrically adjustable seats and steering column don’t match the range of movement provided by those in the Bentley Continental GT or Aston Martin DB11, but there’s still plenty of space for two six-footers to get comfortable.
It’s also worth remembering that, despite its Grand Touring moniker, the GT is strictly a two-seater; if you want to go four-up on a road trip, you’re best looking at a Continental GT, Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe or the comparatively roomy Ferrari GTC4 Lusso.
But what about luggage space? After all, that’s a big part of the GT’s concept. Well, the good news is that, judged on volume alone, the McLaren offers more boot space than a Volkswagen Golf. The front boot is a deep and a usefully square shape, big enough to take two carry-on suitcases, while the rear luggage area is capable of swallowing four carry-on suitcases with room leftover for soft luggage.
However, all this comes with a few caveats. Neither compartment makes it easy to carry tall or bulkily shaped objects, and, as the rear luggage area is essentially a large parcel shelf that sits atop the engine and below a glass hatch, your luggage could get rather warm on a long drive. You’ll have to resist the urge to buy novelty-sized Toblerone on the cross-channel ferry. You must also remember to strap your luggage down before you set off, to avoid your belongings turning into high-speed projectiles when you hit the brakes.