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McLaren GT Review Rundown

McLaren AutomotivePublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of McLaren GT Sports Car
Neoscore* 93%
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive ride quality
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The McLaren GT is Woking's answer to the Bentley Continental GT and Aston Martin DB11. At 4,683mm long, the GT is the longest road-going McLaren to date. With a 612bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, it is particularly fast in a straight line. Still, take it relatively easy and the McLaren GT could return 23.7mpg on a combined cycle.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
McLaren says this is a new kind of grand tourer. A lighter, more dynamic, more, er, McLaren-y kind of Grand Tourer. The engine has been lowered to provide more luggage space. The ride height has been raised so that, with the nose lift, the GT will get over the same speed hump as a Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive refinement
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 94%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
McLaren says the GT is a stand-alone model but, in terms of price and performance, it fits somewhere between a 570GT and a 720S. Under the sleek and elongated body is a new version of the familiar carbonfibre tub, while slung between the axles is a 4.0-litre V8 that features bespoke pistons. The interior is an exercise in contemporary luxury, all beautifully stitched leather and varying types of real metal finish.
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Pros[**]
  • Extremely quick and agile
  • Impressive handling and handling
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 96%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The McLaren GT is Woking's answer to the Bentley Continental GT and Aston Martin DB11. The GT is fast, comfortable, relatively quiet at speed and practical enough. We just wish McLaren had done more to distinguish the GT from the rest of the range. With a 612bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the GT is particularly fast in a straight line.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • A little sombre inside
  • Not as practical as a hatchback

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
McLaren GT is the latest model in the brand's Sports, Super and Ultimate Series. It uses an updated version of McLaren's carbon tub and a tweaked version of the familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. It also sits on bespoke suspension with proactive damping control. At 4,683mm, it is the longest McLaren to date – front to back.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive power delivery
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 95%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
McLaren has said on more than one occasion that it will not build an SUV. The GT uses the same layout and construction as McLaren's other cars. On a winding road, the GT is as engaging to drive as any McLaren I've ever sampled. But as a big, comfortable car you'd want to drive for long distances, there's too much supercar in this package.
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Pros[**]
  • Great fun to drive for long distances
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Lots of cargo space
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ McLaren GT 2019 review. autocar. 2019-09-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ McLaren GT 2019 UK review. autocar. 2019-10-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ McLaren GT review. autoexpress. 2021-01-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New McLaren GT 2019 review. autoexpress. 2019-09-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2020 McLaren GT review: What's in a name?. cnet. 2020-04-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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