McLaren 570GT Coupe (2016 -) Costs

Review by Keith Jones on
Second of what will become a three bodystyle Sports Series family is the McLaren 570GT, a slightly softer, more comfortable take on a high-performance two-seater from the Woking-based manufacturer. Like the rortier McLaren 570S and entry-level 540C, the 570GT is a coupe, but unlike the other two with their aerodynamic rear buttresses, this one has a side-hinged glass tailgate instead of a vented engine cover, liberating a further 220 litres of storage space in the process.

3.8 out of 5

Running costs

  • 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.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period


Road tax (12 months)

£475.00 - £475.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3.8 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

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.

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