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McLaren GT Review Rundown

McLarenPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive ride quality
Cons**
  • 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[*] 79%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
60% of the parts on this car are new, but it feels neither like a new kind of McLaren nor a new type of grand tourer. The engine is no quieter but uses sound-deadening material and exhaust tuning to sweeten its voice, yet it still sounds sharp and urgent. You can still carry enormous speed in the GT, and in the highly unlikely event you find yourself needing to replot a course mid-corner, you can rotate the car minutely.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent suspension
Cons[**]
  • No Spider version
  • Lack of luggage space

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
It's not nearly as supple and soothing as a Bentley Continental GT, but it's more effortless than you’d expect, especially for a car that’s so sharp in the mountains. The engine is remarkably hushed on a light throttle but can get boomy when under load. It's at its most uncomfortable on pockmarked urban streets, where the combination of slower speeds and sunken drains and potholes results in jarring, stiff-legged and noisy progress. Yet in most circumstances and on most surfaces it can do the long-distance thing.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Comfortable ride
  • Decent handling
Cons[**]
  • Boomer than a GT
  • Cramped under load

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
McLaren GT's insurance group is 50 – the highest and therefore most expensive rating. You'll need the best part of £45,000 for a deposit and around £1,600 a month for the privilege. The GT is obviously a McLaren, but the styling is sleeker and more refined than the rest of the range. At 4,683mm long, the GT is the longest road-going McLaren to date.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek looks
  • Powerful engines
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Fiddly infotainment
  • No Android Auto

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
McLaren GT uses updated version of carbon tub and 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Sits on bespoke suspension with proactive damping control. New steering set-up, new brakes, and new tyres, too. At 4,683mm, it is the longest McLaren to date –153mm more than a 570GT front to back.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • A little laggy on longer stretches of motorway

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The McLaren GT is a superb sports car, but a grand tourer it is not. At $210,000, it's priced up against grandiose distance runners like the Aston Martin DB11 or Bentley Continental GT. You won't find cooled or massaging seats here, and don't even bother asking for driver-assistance features.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Lack of driver-assistance features
  • Infotainment tech isn't great

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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