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2017 Mclaren 570GT Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Most supercars give preference to performance over luxury and some are even out and out road scorchers with complete disregard for creature comforts. But, the British car manufacturer Mclaren has introduced a car which is not only a menacingly fast but also soothingly comfortable and it's called the 2017 Mclaren 570GT.

Unlike its more track oriented cousin, the 570s, the 570GT has softer suspension setup to make the car more comfortable on the road. The steering ratio has also been altered to make the car ease into corners rather than darting into them.

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Pros

Practical

Amazing ride dynamics

Streamline looks

Comfortable on the road.

Cons

Not throaty enough

Irritating MMI

What's New?

All new for this year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$198950

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

217 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

232 cu. in.

horsepower

562 hp @ 7500 rpm

torque

443 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15 in. ventilated disc brakes/15.3 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

178.4 in.

width

82.5 in.

height

47.3 in.

curb weight

3296 lbs.

ground clearance

3.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

10.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

437 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/unlimited

drivetrain warranty

3 years/unlimited

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No


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Styles

 2017 Mclaren 570GT in Black color  2017 Mclaren 570GT in Mantis Green color  2017 Mclaren 570GT in Mauvine Blue color  2017 Mclaren 570GT in Blade Silver color  2017 Mclaren 570GT in Pacific color
Black

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Ratings

Features

7.6

Engine

9.1

Interior

7.2

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Mclaren 570GT base

base

power
562 hp @ 7500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$198,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $198,950 MSRP (16/19/23) 562 hp @ 7500 rpm, 3.8 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 2

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CARHP Editorial September 25, 2018

8.4

Overall Rating


There is also enhanced storage in the form of a hatch.The hatch opens from the passenger side of the vehicle allowing access to the so-called touring deck. It is big enough for a small overnight bag and is fully insulated and leather-lined, ensuring contents aren’t cooked by the mid mounted engine. The Mclaren 570GT promises to be a fine blend between racecar and a luxury car.


7.6/10
Features

 

9.1/10
Engine

 
 

7.2/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2017 Mclaren 570GT Features

7.6/10
Trim 570GT
MSRP $198,950
Key Features Full LED lighting
  Parking sensors
  Rearview camera
  Soft-close doors
  Adaptive suspension
  Adjustable drive modes
  Leather upholstery
  Power-adjustable and heated seats
  Driver-seat memory settings
  Keyless entry and ignition
  7-inch touchscreen, navigation
  Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio
  Very little wind noise but a moderate amount of road noise on coarse roads.
  Climate is controlled via a touchscreen where active airflow zones are depicted with a graphic of a helmeted occupant.
  The optional Bowers & Wilkins 12-speaker audio system produces great sound but adds an odd, tadpolelike speaker that sits on the center dash.

We recommend

Since there is only a single model in the lineup. It is the only one we can recommend

2017 Mclaren 570GT Engine

9.1/10

"Revving the engine past 3000 rpm spooks fellow motorists who react as if they’ve just heard an ambulance. Send the engine to the 8200-rpm redline and the twin-turbo, flat-crank 3.8-liter V-8 effectively delivers a shock-and-awe campaign that’ll make people run for cover." - Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

The Mclaren 570GT is in the recent bandwagon of cars that have embraced turbocharged low displacement engines as it features a 3.8L twin turbo V8. The turbo charger helps boost the torque figure to a whopping 443 lb ft while producing 562 hp. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox producing accurate and precise gear changes.

The 570GT is the most expensive car in the segment at almost $200,000. However, the most powerful car in the segment is the Acura NSX coupe which undercuts the Mclaren by almost $50,000.

Models McLaren 570GT Audi R8 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S Acura NSX coupe
MSRP $198,950 $162,900 $131,200 $156,000
Engine 3.8L Twin Turbo V8 5.2L FSI V10 DOHC 4.0L Biturbo V8 3.5L Twin-Turbocharged 24-Valve DOHC V6
Transmission 7-speed automatic 7-Speed Automatic 7-speed automatic 9-speed automatic
Horsepower 562 hp 540 hp 503 hp 573 hp
Torque 443 lb-ft 398 lb-ft 479 lb-ft 476 lb-ft

Acceleration

Acceleration is where supercars showcase their racint mettel. The Mclaren 570GT accelerates like a rocket the moment you press the pedal to the metal. Off the line performance on the Mclaren is something unparalleled by even more expensive sports cars.

With a 0-60 mph timing of 2.9 seconds, the 570GT is fastest in the segment and only 1/10 of second ahead of the Acura NSX. Mercedes Benz AMG GT S and Audi R8 both take 3.2 seconds and 3.5 seconds respectively to complete the same sprint

Models McLaren 570GT Audi R8 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S Acura NSX coupe
0-60 MPH 2.9 sec 3.5 sec 3.2 sec 3.0 sec
Quarter mile 10.8 sec 10.6 sec 10.9 sec 11.0 sec
Engine 3.8L 5.2L 3.8L 3.5L
Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A 10.4 10.9 8.4

Braking

The Mclaren 570GT features a 14.6-inch rotor in the front and a 13.8-inch rotor at the rear. The braking efficiency is not as good as the 570S with the ceramic brakes. But, it's certainly not something you\u2019ll find yourself complaining about.

The McLaren 570GT with a segment lightest curb weight of 3269 lbs is the naturally the segment leader with least stopping distance of 95 feet from 60 mph. Following it closely is the AMG GT S at 100 feet.

Model McLaren 570GT Audi R8 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S Acura NSX coupe
Brake Front (in.) 14.6 14.4 15.4 14.5
Brake Rear (in.) 13.8 14.0 14.2 14.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3296 3649 3627 3803
60-0 MPH (ft.) 95 103 100 103

2017 Mclaren 570GT Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy is of little concern when one is out to buy a car that costs as much as a house. The Mclaren 570 GT is able to a return a paltry fuel economy if 19 mpg combined which barely acceptable even from a supercar.

The leader in segment with the most fuel efficient engine is the Acura NSX with a mileage of 21 mpg combined.

Model McLaren 570GT Audi R8 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S Acura NSX coupe
MPG (city) 16 14 16 22
MPG (highway) 23 22 22 21
MPG (combined) 19 17 18 21

2017 Mclaren 570GT Interior

7.2/10

"The 570GT could be driven daily, but it doesn't completely escape the ergonomic challenges that many supercars face; being a few inches off the ground and having fancy doors come with trade-offs." - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Although the space stats for the Mclaren 570GT is not available you can expect the car to feature uber comfortable bucket seats made of carbon fiber and draped in expensive feel-good materials.

With the available stats, the Acura NSX is the most spacious car in the segment

Model McLaren 570GT Audi R8 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S Acura NSX coupe
Passenger capacity 2 2 2 2
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A 38.5/55.1/40.9 39.5/-/- 38.3/57.6/42.8
Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Infotainment

The Mclaren 570 GT features a 7-inch infotainment screen mounted in the center of the dash. The screen appears and operates just like modern day tablets. However, the overall MMI configuration is tricky to use and almost gimmicky in nature. This area definitely requires some amount of refinement to match the overall level of refinement on the car.

Cargo Volume

Being a GT, the 570GT features specially crafted storage areas to complement the nature of the car. The special segment is able to fit 12 cube.feet of cargo. Not only is it able to fit a couple of small duffle bags efficiently, but it is also well insulated from the mid-mounted engine to avoid excessive heating of the area.

The 570 GT leads the segment in terms of cargo space while being followed in 2nd place by the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C roadster at 10.1 cube.feet of space.

Model McLaren 570GT Audi R8 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S Acura NSX coupe
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 12.0 8.0 10.1 4.4

Interior Features

Interior features on the McLaren 570GT include

  • Carbon fiber seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • 7-inch screen
  • New age digital round rev counter.

2017 Mclaren 570GT Exterior

"The biggest difference between the 570S and 570GT is the latter's rear styling, which incorporates a hatch for additional cargo. It's beautifully integrated, however, and complements the lines beautifully. And there are a lot of lines, from the various vents front and rear and along the sides. Then there are the signature McLaren "dihedral" doors, which open dramatically up and out." - Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

The Mclaren with its dropping roofline and glass back is awesome to look at. The car features some of the most well balanced exteriors that follows British elegance with an overall graceful look from the outside. It is also one of the longest car in the segment at 178.4 inches.

The Mclaren 570GT is the lightest car in the segment at 3296 lbs. The 2nd in line is the Audi R8 which is almost 400 pounds heavier than the segment leader.

Model McLaren 570GT Audi R8 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S Acura NSX coupe
Curb weight (lbs.) 3296 3649 3627 3803
Length(in) 178.4 174.3 179.0 176.0
Width(in) 82.5 76.4 76.3 87.3
Height(in) 47.3 48.8 50.7 47.8
Ground clearance (in)   6.3 3.7 3.7
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 104.4 103.5 103.5
Track width (in) F/R 65.9/63.7 64.5/63.0 66.1/65.0 65.2/63.7

Exterior Features

Exterior features of the exquisite Mclaren 570 GT include

  • Panoramic roof
  • Dihedral doors
  • Multi spoke alloy wheels
  • Dual Exhaust

Wheels

The Mclaren 570GT like its track cousin features a set of 20-inch wheels mated to summer tires as standard.

2017 Mclaren 570GT Safety

Although none of the major crash-test agencies haven't tested the Mclaren 570GT, being a $200,000 sports car, it is almost fully made of carbon fiber. Hence, the structural integrity of the car is as good as any sports car if not better. There are ample amounts of safety features as well to ensure the well being of the passengers

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Door-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

NHTSA and IIHS has not yet rated

2017 Mclaren 570GT Competition

McLaren 570GT vs Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster is another car that offers open-air thrills with exhilarating performance. While the McLaren is more of an elegant and gentleman-ish grand tourer, the Merc follows a more barbarous approach. The car is endlessly long and features a giant grille up front.

Although the Mclaren 570GT is a \xa0more powerful and a sleeker looking vehicle, one can\u2019t rule out that the Merc too is brilliant at what it does while being much cheaper than the Mclaren.

McLaren 570GT vs Audi R8

The Audi R8 is the flagship sports car by the German auto giant. In the age of turbocharged engines, the R8 features a naturally aspirated V8. The power delivery is seamless throughout the power band. The car is also extremely visually appealing but it falls just behind the new age look of the 570 GT. When it comes to interiors, the quality is unmatched with clutter-free spaces that allow you to focus on driving pleasures of the vehicle.

All in all, the 570 GT is a much finer track tool than the R8 but the R8 offers a unique experience of naturally aspirated motor that a turbo car can never offer.

McLaren 570GT vs Acura NSX

The Acura NSX is a $150,000 sports car by Honda. It features a hybrid powertrain that works flawlessly and is probably one of the better ones in the hybrid segment. The car follows the legacy of the legendary NSX that wooed away buyers in the early 2000s. While there is no denying that the Acura NSX is a fine track tool but it falls short of the preciseness of the 570GT even after the latter is tuned more conservatively,

It might be hard for folks to wrap their heads around a $150,000 Honda which is bound to hurt is an overall appeal. In all honesty, the Mclaren 570GT is just the better one amongst the two.

2017 Mclaren 570GT Final Verdict

Even after sporting a GT logo, the Mclaren does amazingly well for as a race car. The interiors are not top of the line good, but even then, they're finely crafted to do justice to the $200,000 price tag. The driving dynamics of the car are just a marvelous feat of engineering that even the more intense and focused track cars would find hard to triumph. All in all, if you can afford the heavy price tag, this is the car to buy in the segment.