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

Petrol engines 5.1 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 23.7 mpg
  • Important consideration for a grand tourer
  • Fuel economy in the low 20s if you’re careful
  • Tyres and brakes will wear out with fast driving

Although probably not in your top ten most important features of a car like the McLaren 570S, a ‘comfy’ GT like this model is designed to be used more often and therefore its running costs play a bigger part.

Unsurprisingly given that it’s bigger and heavier than its sporty sibling the GT’s fuel economy is ever so slightly worse, with 23.7mpg promised – but it’s worth pointing out the 570S only suggests 26.6mpg is possible, so it’s not exactly a Toyota Prius. Oddly this car produces marginally less CO2, with a figure of 270g/km offered by the maker.

2019 McLaren GT wheel and brake

Running costs are going to be quite high regardless, thanks to wide, sticky, specific tyres that’ll wear out and need replacing quickly if you drive the GT with any sort of enthusiasm. The lack of standard carbon ceramic brakes means you’ll need to consider the service life of the steel brake discs too.

Reliability

  • Not the longest history to draw assumptions from
  • Few recalls in McLaren Automotive’s history
  • Rigorous quality checks and a shared V8

While McLaren Automotive has been making a wide range of cars for a while now it still doesn’t have the kind of reliability reputation of a mainstream manufacturer like Mercedes-Benz or Peugeot to draw upon.

The maker hasn’t issued a great number of recalls – none of this car in fact. On the surface this sounds like good news, and like its other cars though the GT feels extremely well-made inside, so it’s fair to assume that high engineering standard carries over into the engine bay too.

Add to that the fact the 4.0-litre V8 sees services elsewhere in the range and that low production numbers and rigorous quality checking means you shouldn’t need to worry too much about reliability.

Ongoing running costs

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