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RE: McLaren 570GT: PH Video

RE: McLaren 570GT: PH Video

Sunday 23rd April

McLaren 570GT: PH Video

Latest PH Fleet addition gets its initial shakedown, Dan appears to quite like it...



As you may have noticed recently the PistonHeads Fleet has acquired a new vehicle, Editor Dan the lucky recipient of a McLaren 570GT. Having been allowed to spec the car to his heart's content, Dan chose Ice Silver for the outside, a set of optional forged wheels and the iron brakes instead of the ceramics. Inside is where most of the options were selected though, with upgrades including extended saddle leather, the GT pack (B&W sound system and parking cameras) plus a nose lift.

Obviously, Dan took the 570GT down some his favourite Moorland roads for the first drive after collection. It is the perfect comparison with the 570S that he has also driven on the same tarmac. He discusses the differences between the two, as well as how he feels it compares with key rivals. Has the 570GT blown him away as much as the 570S had? Here's the vid!

Watch the video here.
 

 

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suffolk009

Original Poster:

3,186 posts

87 months

Thursday 20th April
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Mmmm.

But I'd have to have it in orange.

alexrogers92

36 posts

16 months

Thursday 20th April
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You had the chance to spec a 570 GT and you chose silver.

Oh Dan...

mikEsprit

686 posts

108 months

Thursday 20th April
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The only good thing about silver? It's not orange.

Mogul

2,323 posts

145 months

Thursday 20th April
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All good.

P.s. This is how we pronounce DEAL-ER-SHIIIIIP in 2017 - fast forward to 12mins 42s ;-)

https://audioboom.com/posts/5643591-ep-41-meet-bar...

Oakman

117 posts

80 months

Thursday 20th April
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alexrogers92 said:
You had the chance to spec a 570 GT and you chose silver.

Oh Dan...
You must have missed the announcement on PH Alex.

Dan was effectively "guided" by the dealership what to specify .......

Oh my - that Saddle Leather hurl
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037

914 posts

69 months

Thursday 20th April
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Love the colour both outside and inside!

73RS

53 posts

130 months

Thursday 20th April
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Paying a packet for carbon fibre trim - no!

Dan Trent

1,807 posts

90 months

Thursday 20th April
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Oakman said:
You must have missed the announcement on PH Alex.

Dan was effectively "guided" by the dealership what to specify .......

Oh my - that Saddle Leather hurl
To be fair if I was nudged it was subtle enough that I didn't notice it happening ... but maybe that shows they're good at what they do!

And the Saddle Leather is a lot nicer in reality than in photos - rather less 'Cheshire' and really rather pleasant. Glad I went for the black steering wheel though.

Cheers!

Dan

braddo

5,759 posts

110 months

Thursday 20th April
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Very very nice, shame about the wheels being black (and 'paying' over £1000 to have wheels painted in matt black hehe )

Gus265

107 posts

55 months

Friday 21st April
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I like this spec - it is actually different but looks great! I wouldn't have thought about it and would have no doubt chosen dull resale grey metallic and black interior.

However, Dan's comment about the black steering wheel was a good one......I was in my local Porsche garage this morning......why do people spec their interiors in a sea of beige or grey or saddle brown without thinking that you really can't do this without putting in a black steering wheel and black dashboard top! Beautiful red 911 S in red and got closer to discover the most disgusting interior - sea of bright tan and nothing to break it up. Yuck!

unseen

85 posts

83 months

Friday 21st April
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Looks great and nice to see a more road than circuit option is available. Is that the A635?

andy_s

11,680 posts

181 months

Friday 21st April
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PHers 'more interested in colour than anything else on sports car' shocker...

suffolk009

Original Poster:

3,186 posts

87 months

Friday 21st April
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andy_s said:
PHers 'more interested in colour than anything else on sports car' shocker...
It's just that the car is perfect in every possible way....except it's not orange.

Blayney

2,376 posts

108 months

Friday 21st April
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The 570gt is the only McLaren I like but I still struggle with its face.

andy_s

11,680 posts

181 months

Friday 21st April
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suffolk009 said:
andy_s said:
PHers 'more interested in colour than anything else on sports car' shocker...
It's just that the car is perfect in every possible way....except it's not orange.
Fair one thumbup

TheHoof

212 posts

94 months

Sunday 23rd April
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Is it a trick of the light, or does the leather fit/finishing look a bit baggy in some places (passenger seat shoulder bolster, passenger airbag cover).

JohnT993

76 posts

75 months

Monday 24th April
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like it a lot... always reminds me of the Lotus I had, but x10!
Interested to hear how it is over a few months, and to what degree the performance is 'fun' at road speeds.

Olf

11,792 posts

140 months

Monday 24th April
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Strange deal - McLaren let you have one of these for free for six months, you spec it like an old man's car and then you re-pay them by doing barely any prep (spec sheet in hand, fumble, fumble) and dumping any video production values at the showroom door.

Seriously I like PH but you're going to get a poor rep with crappy efforts like that.

Riverside Red

344 posts

57 months

Tuesday 25th April
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Pardon my ignorance, but how is it possible to comment on stuff like brake feel etc on a car's first run......surely the brakes won't be run in for a couple of hundred miles?

Or are McLaren so good that they're already run in when new?

RR

Riverside Red

344 posts

57 months

Tuesday 25th April
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Perhaps the reason for long pedal travel???

RR