2022 Mclaren GT

MSRP $40,000 Est.

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2022 Mclaren GT Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The British carmaker McLaren is known for making the craziest supercars which are extremely difficult to tame even on an empty racetrack. McLarens on the road really look out of place but then, there is the McLaren GT Coupe which looks like the perfect machine to hit the streets in. The McLaren GT Coupe in my opinion is the most effortlessly stylish looking coupe, both on the inside and the outside. The 2022 McLaren GT Coupe is expected to be a carryover model and definitely, the GT line hasn’t seen many updates ever since its debut in 2011 apart from regular styling changes. 

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Pros

Exquisite Styling

Practical and Comfortable interiors

Surreal handling

Cons

The mid-engine layout means lesser cargo space

More expensive than the 570GT and 570S Coupe which are almost very identical to the GT Coupe

Way too many customization options which cause confusion

What's New?

No major updates for 2022


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40000

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$40,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mclaren GT in Cadmium Orange color
Cadmium Orange

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


McLaren in its own words says that the GT Coupe aims at getting rid of all the clutter which comes in most GT cars. GT stands for Grand Touring and is indicative of Automobiles used for long-distance vacation driving. As such, McLaren aims at building a better GT vehicle than the rest by not only getting its passengers to their destination comfortably but also very quickly. The 2022 McLaren GT Coupe starts at $210,000 and goes head to head with the Ferrari Roma, Aston Martin DB11, and the Bentley Continental GT.

2022 Mclaren GT Coupe Front Angle View
2022 Mclaren GT Coupe Rear Angle View

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Mclaren GT Features

The 2022 McLaren GT Coupe comes in only one trim, the GT Coupe with a ton of customization packages on offer, which is mostly cosmetic and focused more on the interior. The McLaren GT Coupe really is a no-nonsense grand tourer that screams to capable buyers of being the only GT car they’d ever need. As such, there is only one trim on offer with all the necessary features.

Trim

GT Coupe

MSRP (RWD)

$210,000

Key Features

4.0-Liter Turbocharged V8 

 

Parking Assist

 

21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

 

Nappa leather seats

 

Keyless remote entry

 

7.0-inch portrait-style touchscreen

 

Rear-view camera

 

Navigation System with Voice Activation

 

Carbon ceramics brakes

Which trim should you buy?

Since there is only one trim on offer, the decision is quite obvious if you have made your mind on buying this one. McLaren has made a smart move by providing only one trim but puts the entire strategy to waste by providing a ton of customization packages and doesn’t even mention the price for all of these. You really need to head to a dealership to test availability and find out what your final dream McLaren will cost you. Also, customizations on a McLaren are generally very expensive. We will work on giving a detailed breakdown of the packages in the rest of the review.

2022 McLaren GT Coupe Release date

There hasn’t been any official update from McLaren for any kind of updates and you can basically head over now and buy a 2021 McLaren GT Coupe. The 2021 models themselves will be rolled over as the 2022 MY and sold without any changes.

2022 Mclaren GT Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Grand Touring (GT) cars are generally front-engined in order to be able to accommodate all your luggage and the souvenirs you will collect while on your trip. In addition, the engines are generally big chunky V6s or V8s which make the cars extremely front heavy. The McLaren GT Coupe just discards all these norms and makes its own rules, which has been their USP. Like any other McLaren, the GT Coupe goes for a mid-engine layout which means that there is a 50-50 weight distribution throughout the chassis and that is great for handling. 

2022 Mclaren GT Coupe In Acceleration Mode

The engine is a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is capable of taming 612 horsepower at a scary redline of 7,500 RPM. McLaren integrates simple logic and believes that if a GT car is supposed to run mostly on highways, then what is crucial is the need for outright linear acceleration. The GT Coupe’s V8 engine ensures that by producing 465 lb-ft of torque which sets you off from a standstill to the 60mph mark within 3.1 seconds, yes! just 3.1 seconds. All of this sorcery is possible because of various elements born out of McLaren’s extensive R&D which complement the engine very well and extract each and every horsepower out of it. 

For firsts, there is McLaren’s very own iteration of Carbon Fibre, which they like to call the MonoCell II-T. The already phenomenal engine is mated to a more phenomenal 7-Speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with paddle shifters for buttery-smooth shifts. McLaren states that the GT Coupe is the lightest and fastest-accelerating Coupe in its class. All this is possible because of industrious engineering and working on the basics. Some notable mentions are the use of Aluminium pistons in the engine, focus on aerodynamic efficiency and weight distribution, packaging the components properly for a lower center of gravity which in turn promises better handling, and the use of an innovative suspension setup. 

The suspension comprises lightweight aluminum double wishbones and uprights. They work with continuously variable, electronically controlled dual-valve dampers. These allow individual compression and rebound performance on each wheel and have longer travel than on any other McLaren. Under the skin of the GT, there’s another extraordinary innovation at work – Optimal Control Theory. Like a highly skilled driver, it reads the road ahead and responds at lightning-quick speeds to changing conditions. It learns, even more, every time you hit the road. To top it all, the GT uses the most advanced version of this software yet. 

Models

2022 McLaren GT Coupe

2022 Ferrari Roma Coupe

2022 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

2022 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

MSRP

$210,000

$220,000

$202,500

$208,425

Engine

4.0 L V8 twin-turbo

3.9 L V8 twin-turbo

4.0 L V8 twin-turbo

4.0 L twin-turbo V8

Drivetrain

RWD Mid engine

RWD front engine

AWD front engine

RWD front engine

Transmission

7-speed Automatic

8 speed Automatic

8 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

Power

612 @ 7,500 RPM

611 @ 7,500 RPM

542 @ 5,750 RPM

528 @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

465 @ 5,500 RPM

561 @ 3,000 RPM

568 @ 2,000 RPM

513 @ 2,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.1

3.4

3.3

3.4

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

10.7

11.2

11.5

11.5

Top-Speed (MPH)

203

199

207

208

The McLaren GT Coupe absolutely smokes the other cars in the competition thanks to it being the lightest among the lot. Although the McLaren is a bit pricier than the Bentley and the Aston Martin, it comes through on that premium with an unmatchable fun-to-drive experience of a mid-engined car. The McLaren and the Ferrari are the only GTs with supercar pedigree, but the Ferrari is still slow and way pricier.

2022 Mclaren GT Fuel Economy

9.0/10

One must think that since GT cars are all about long expeditions, they should come with good fuel efficiency. Well, you are mistaken! Grand Touring is the go-to leisure activity of the ultra-rich and these people seek thrill more than practicality. The GT car manufacturers monetize on these emotions by making fast cars, so definitely the fuel economy will be taking a hit. The McLaren GT coupe still promises a decent 15mpg on city roads and 21mpg on highways. This adds up to a combined fuel economy of 17mpg.

Models

2022 McLaren GT Coupe

2022 Ferrari Roma Coupe

2022 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

2022 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

MPG (City)

15

17

16

18

MPG (Highway)

21

22

26

24

MPG (Combined)

17

19

21

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19

21.1

24

20.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

285/399/323

358.7/464.2/ 400.9

384/624/504

369/492/410

The McLaren definitely struggles in the fuel economy department with the smallest tank and the least efficient engine. The Bentley definitely steals the limelight with its massive tank and unbelievable fuel economy figures but mind you, the Bentley is one big heavy coupe. The Ferrari and Aston Martin to has good efficiency. If fuel efficiency is really a concern for you or you don’t want to stop for regular fuel-ups on your road trips, you really can get to an informed decision here.

2022 Mclaren GT Interior

7.0/10

McLarens are not really known for elegant interiors but the GT Coupe quite makes the cut. The interiors are trimmed down to the T and you have just enough of everything that’s essential. The generous use of carbon fiber has provided the chassis pillars with immense strength and hence they are very slim. Thus the entire shell of the McLaren looks like a 360-degree glass case, which refreshes your mind with an extreme airy feeling and top-class visibility.

2022 Mclaren GT Coupe Interior Overview

The McLaren comes in 3 distinct interior trims, the Standard, Premium, and Luxe variants. The Standard trim is done in Nappa leather and comes with interiors in jet black shade only. The Premium and Luxe are more or less the same. They both differ from the Standard trim by employing Alcantara and soft grain Aniline leather in place of Nappa leather and these two trims differ from each other in the view that the two-tone interiors in the Premium are contrasting, whereas in Luxe, the shades complement each other.

The AC vents and the boundaries of both the center console and infotainment system are outlined in a silver and piano black finish which looks understated, yet classy. The silver treatment on all the knobs has a grainy feel which is a very premium aesthetic. The center console is just about knobs. The interior also has space for a cargo bay, which sits atop the engine bay. Even this space gets a serene leather treatment. 

There is no use of hard plastics whatsoever in the cabin. You also get to opt for an electrochromic roof which allows you to limit the sunlight entering the cabin to as low as 0.6%. The speakers jut out from the doors and give a unique look and definitely good sound too. To add to this good sound, the insulated glass prevents all outside engine noises disturbances from being heard inside the cabin.

Models

2022 McLaren GT Coupe

2022 Ferrari Roma Coupe

2022 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

2022 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

Passenger Capacity

2

4

4

4

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom) 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity

14.8

9.6

12.6

9.5

It’s difficult to find the dimensions of these GT cars as they have swooping tailgates and only one row of usable seats. The Roma, Continental, and DB11 might identify as 4 seaters but the rear row is practically just good enough to stuff your laptop bag and other small luggage. The McLaren GT has a very deep trunk in the front which surprisingly, according to the data here, is the roomiest cargo space amongst the competition. Some of the key interior features are:

  • Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Full Leatherette Headliner
  • 10 way electrically adjustable seats with memory and heating function
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter and Illuminated Entry
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Memory Settings for Driver Seat and Door Mirrors

How Intuitive is the infotainment system on the McLaren GT Coupe

The infotainment system in the GT Coupe like all other McLarens is of an elongated rectangular shape which is a nightmare as the dimensions don't support the interface of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2022 Mclaren GT Coupe Infotainment System

Hence, these functions are omitted from the system, which is a disappointment. Other than that, the system is not at all laggy and supports Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio, AUX input, and one can control the ambiance functions of the cabin or look for navigation on the infotainment system, or even set up the climate control. Some of the key features of the infotainment system are;

  • McLaren 4-speaker audio system
  • 7" portrait touch screen monitor w/12.3" TFT instrument cluster
  • Regular Amplifier
  • Concealed Diversity Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions

2022 Mclaren GT Exterior

8.0/10

The McLaren GT Coupe has a very understated exterior but still tries to make a statement when it arrives, thanks to the 38 different paint-jobs on offer. The McLaren GT is definitely the most sober-looking car McLaren has ever made. All other models have a ton of sharp lines running through the corners for Aerodynamic efficiency, but this one lays greater focus on comfort than speed. The McLaren GT is also very long. 

2022 Mclaren GT Coupe Front View

From the front, you can easily tell it’s a McLaren with those inverted-v-shaped headlamps. They get an LED set up along with a projector beam lamp. The Taillights are just two strips of LED brake lights that double up as the indicators. There are twin titanium exhausts on the back. Obviously, the McLaren misses out on a front grille as it is mid-engined. Rather, there are intakes beside the doors which provide a very sporty appeal.

Models

2022 McLaren GT Coupe

2022 Ferrari Roma Coupe

2022 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

2022 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

Curb Weight

3384

N/A

5056

N/A

Length

184.4

183.3

190.9

186.6

Width

80.5

77.7

76.9

76.7

Height

65.8

65

65.8

50.8

Ground Clearance

N/A

N/A

N/A

110.4

Wheelbase

105.1

105.1

112.2

N/A

All the GT cars sit within tight dimensions and with the above figures, one can say that the McLaren is very roomy as it is almost the same length as the others and comes with just two seats. The Bentley is an extreme heavyweight but still manages to match the other cars in performance with all the extra torque on offer and a brilliant all-wheel-drive system. 

The McLaren gets 20-inch wheels on the front and 21-inch wheels on the rear with two beautiful rim options to choose from. Again, there are eight different shades of brake calipers to choose from. There is also a carbon fiber package, opting for which gets you a glossy carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper & diffuser, and door mirror casings. Some of the key exterior features are:

  • Auto-adjusting Lip Spoiler
  • Power Close Trunk/Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Auto On/Off Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Rear Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding

2022 Mclaren GT Safety

7.0/10

The McLaren GT Coupe is high on safety features so you can be utterly confident while doing all the high-speed gliding. It gets features like ABS, traction control, Electronic stability control as standard. There are front and rear parking sensors for precision parking. You get front, side, and knee airbags for both the passengers. Most importantly, there is the Optimal Control Theory. which reads the road ahead and responds at lightning-quick speeds to changing conditions, and trains itself to perform better by understanding various factors over time. Some of the key safety features include:

  • Restricted Driving Mode
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Restricted Driving Mode

2022 Mclaren GT Competition

9.0/10

2022 McLaren GT Coupe vs 2022 Ferrari Roma

Both are tough contenders for the winning position, but the McLaren GT Coupe is definitely a steal at $10,000 cheaper than the Ferrari. Both have amazing futuristic styling and the Roma appears way different than any Ferrari out there, but it still screams of it’s Italian genes.

2022 Ferrari Roma

The engine in the Ferrari is located in the mid-front or in other words: far inside into the engine bay. This too calls for good weight distribution making it equally fun to drive a car. The McLaren does everything the Ferrari does and performs better. We recommend you to go for the Ferrari only and only if you desire to have a Ferrari in your garage.

2022 McLaren GT Coupe vs 2022 Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT exudes elegance from every corner, but the generous use of wood and stitched leather makes it look rather traditional as opposed to the McLaren’s futuristic looks. This difference is subjective and if you are one of those people who wants a heavily loaded dashboard, then the Bentley is definitely a good choice.

2022 Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley is almost 1,700 pounds heavier than the McLaren but packs enough extra torque and a nice all wheel drive setup to perform equally well. Still, all that extra weight and bulky appearance lessens the confidence of the driver to throw it around corners and drive at high speeds.

2022 McLaren GT Coupe vs 2022 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

The Aston Martins interiors have been carried on for years and genuinely the interiors of some mid level hatchbacks look better than that. It's only the premium materials which make it a bit digestible.

2022 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

The Aston Martin is fun to drive, but whatever the Aston Martin does, the McLaren does better. Amongst these two, the McLaren is surely the winner.

2022 Mclaren GT Final Verdict

The McLaren GT coupe opens up a whole new possibilities for a GT car and no one has imitated yet what McLaren is doing. GT cars always have a community and if you were to meet your fellow GT friends in one of these, you’re surely bound to stand out. In addition to being noticed by others, you yourself get to have a lot of fun as mid-engined cars are very fun to drive. If you need a GT Coupe, which has futuristic looks on both the exterior and interior and is fast but also handles well, then you should definitely buy the 2022 McLaren GT Coupe.