What is it?
McLaren’s hatchback supercar. It’s the British speed merchants’ most practical, least hardcore creation. And yet, built around a carbon tub, powered by a bi-turbo 3.8-litre V8 good for 562bhp, and capable of performance in the same ballpark as the legendary McLaren F1.
From most angles, it looks like a dead ringer for McLaren’s other Sport Series models, the 540C and 570S. However, the GT sheds flying buttresses and a flat rear deck for a glassy hatch and extra luggage storage directly above the engine. It’s also got slightly slower steering and softer suspension than the 570S – though you can select the racier handling setup as an option – and McLaren fits foam-filled tyres to deaden road noise a tad.
Photography: Rowan Horncastle