Trying out the Mclaren 570GT | McLarenChat
News

Trying out the Mclaren 570GT

Discussion in 'Sport Series (570S, 540C, 570GT, 600LT)' started by colonels, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    Coming from a 2012 California and a 2013 458 spider I never really liked Mclaren brand because I didn't think they were all that beautiful to look at. Sure the performance was there and now with the 488 and cali t the turbo lag is similar to both too. So when I saw the 570GT in white with saddle interior I was like wow that's a a good looking Mclaren I'll give it a shot.

    Previous Mclaren designs were too heavily focused on 2 tone mixing black streaks withe color. I called them melted candle designs or the white black mix an Orca car lol. But the GT uses mostly solid body color so you just get black at front and back.

    Will update here on how it compares to 458 and Cali.
     
    aaronrgonz likes this.
  2. Lonnie

    Lonnie Rookie

    May 22, 2013
    24
    NY/Delray Beach FL
    Full Name:
    Lonnie Mandel
    just picked one up and I love it
     
  3. F40-R

    F40-R Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Jun 22, 2014
    17
    You really need the 570S!
     
  4. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    It's an experiment. Just like the huracan spyder was an experiment.

    My California and 458 were so much better made and drove better than my Gallardo spyder. But before I bought them I was so enthralled by my Gallardo! And before that I had a Bentley GT and thought that was the ultimate ride. You've got to keep trying the new products from different brands to see what you're missing. I still have my AMG GTS in ferrari red, it has been a solid sexy muscle car but doesn't command the exotic badge. The huracan spyder was too small inside but it was a beast. You can really tell the sharpness of naturally aspirated engine vs twin turbo of my AMG when driven back to back.

    Mclaren is finally getting it's chance to show me what it's got!
     
  5. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    #5 colonels, Jan 31, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    essentially the same car but, and don't laugh, i don't like the side air duct in black color, i think it takes away from the overall design and looks kind of cheesy like when people put racing stripes on a non-racing version of their car

    but then again i absolutely HATE blacked out rims of any kind and alcantara, so my tastes may not be mainstream

    i'm not a track monster so the GT suits me well and the luggage rack is reminiscent of F12

    this is basically my car attached below
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  6. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    #6 colonels, Jan 31, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  7. Melvok

    Melvok Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Jul 25, 2008
    0
    Amersfoort, Holland.
    Full Name:
    Mel
    #7 Melvok, Jan 31, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  8. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    wednesday for me

    what is your opinion compared to the 458?
     
  9. SVCalifornia

    SVCalifornia Rookie

    Mar 28, 2011
    10
    Silicon Valley
    Full Name:
    Keith


    How much of an issue is the tan dash as it reflects in the windshield?

    SV
     
  10. frefan

    frefan Karting

    Apr 21, 2004
    203
    Gorgeous car
     
  11. Zlaatan

    Zlaatan Rookie

    Sep 2, 2005
    0
    The GT looks so much better than the S imo, that continuous roof line makes such a big difference compared to the awkward cut off on the S. I still have a bit of a problem with the front of the sport series from certain angles but it certainly has grown on me a lot since I saw it the first time.
    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  12. Soundcheck

    Soundcheck Rookie

    Oct 10, 2015
    1
    River City
    The GT is a very nice ride without a doubt but since the topic of the front grille was brought up, I can't help think it looks like a vintage Got Milk Ad.
     
  13. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    #13 colonels, Feb 1, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    aaronrgonz likes this.
  14. MuratC

    MuratC Rookie

    Jul 6, 2014
    2
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Is this a Ferrari or McLaren forum?
     
  15. Llenroc

    Llenroc Rookie
    Premium Subscribed Consultant

    Jun 9, 2004
    0
    In a Green House
    Full Name:
    Vern
    LOL you beat me to it, wondering the same thing. Mclaren design needs to contact Pininfarina, All of their car designs look like they are trying to hard, i.e.; way to busy
     
  16. Caeruleus11

    Caeruleus11 Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Jun 11, 2013
    6
    I think we can admire others as well as our favorite. We all benefit from competition. McLaren has really come a long way. Very impressive.
     
  17. Aww100

    Aww100 Rookie

    Mar 17, 2014
    2
    Full Name:
    Andrew
    So should I buy a 458 or a 570GT??
     
  18. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    Fair enough. I did love my 458 spider thought some people would like to see what else is on the menu.

    I also agree with previous Mclaren designs see my original post. The GT in white / saddle just appeals to me with that sloping fastback!
     
  19. 95spiderman

    95spiderman Karting
    Subscribed

    Nov 1, 2003
    84
    ny
    Color to get for the gt is brg over dark tan
     
  20. noone1

    noone1 Karting

    Jan 21, 2008
    203
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Mike
    If you want to lose a bunch of money and have a hard time selling it.

    I love BRG, but barely anyone else does... on anything. They don't even do well on AM or Jag. It's just an unloved color these days.
     
  21. Aww100

    Aww100 Rookie

    Mar 17, 2014
    2
    Full Name:
    Andrew
    The car just depreciates fast. A new 2017 570S with 216K Msrp 50 miles is now sold for 199K without negotiation. The GT will follow the same path.
     
  22. F40-R

    F40-R Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Jun 22, 2014
    17
    #22 F40-R, Feb 2, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  23. Caeruleus11

    Caeruleus11 Rookie
    Premium Subscribed

    Jun 11, 2013
    6
    Wow thats an aggressive spec! FWIW, I think the car would look great in BRG but you are probably right about the market place.
     
  24. colonels

    colonels Rookie

    Aug 5, 2011
    13
    Yeah 1st year is the worst at end of 2017 it'll be 35k down. It will slow down the following years. Should level off around the 150k mark as that's where 2012 12c are at.
     
  25. MarkNC

    MarkNC Karting

    May 22, 2012
    68
    Full Name:
    Mark
    #25 MarkNC, Feb 2, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Gorgeous car! We have a 570S and we love it. Ours is the launch color - Blade Silver over Saddle Tan. We LOVE the Saddle Tan interior! It's even nicer in the GT with the touring deck all done out in leather.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     

Share This Page