Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 26 - 26 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
  • Twin-turbo V8 isn’t cheap to run
  • Claimed economy higher than rivals
  • Other running costs will also be high

Running costs for a 200mph car are never going to be reasonable, but the McLaren 570GT makes a better fist of it than most in the supercar category.

Officially it’ll average 26.6mpg – not at all bad for a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 churning out 570hp. Reality will be a little different, but driven gently on a motorway cruise, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect 22mpg.

Of course, fuel’s not the only consideration – even if it is pricier super unleaded that’s required to replenish the tank.

Emissions are rated at 249g/km of CO2 meaning although it’s not in the dearest VED car tax band, you’re still going to land a hefty £500 bill each year.

Tyres will prove expensive, as will brakes if you don’t go for the carbon ceramic option when buying new – standard brake discs will need to be replaced more frequently. Also be wary when specifying those extra-cost carbonfibre exterior trim pieces – they’ll be expensive to replace if they’re the victim of a car park scrape or two.

While emissions of 249g/km of CO2 are hardly great, it’s nevertheless a bonus that a 200mph supercar such as the McLaren 570GT doesn’t automatically fall into the most expensive VED car tax bracket.

Start-stop is standard, cutting the engine when the car’s stationary, firing the motor back up quickly as the brake pedal’s released again.

  • Proven mechanical package
  • High-quality engineering
  • Impeccable build quality

As the McLaren 570GT hasn’t been on sale for long it’s difficult at this stage to assess its reliability.

What we can say is that although it’s part of the newer, smaller Sports Series line-up, the fundamental mechanical and structural components are shared across the McLaren range.

McLaren prides itself in the high quality of not only the materials employed to make the car but also the production itself. This is a company that forged its reputation in the high-precision engineering world of Formula 1 and the road cars are built to similarly exacting standards.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £475
Insurance group Not available
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