2018 McLaren 570GT Sport Package: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
Here's a dirty secret: supercars are great fun, but aren't something you want to drive every day. Now I know what you're going to say – the joy of driving a supercar is enough to overshadow inconveniences like uncomfortable seats, a spartan interior, and a lack of cargo space, but you're wrong my friends. Supercars typically suck as daily drivers.
But McLaren is onto something. Besides the fact that the British brand's clever suspensions offer a supple, almost comfortable ride on rough roads, within its Sport Series, there’s a 570GT model that offers an even cushier suspension, a more upscale interior, and a dedicated cargo hold behind the rear seats.
“But Brandon, doesn't this come at the expense of the 570's supercar-ness?”
Not if you opt for the 570GT's new Sport Package, as I found out while driving the newest take on McLaren's most comfortable product. The Sport Package takes the best bits from the hardcore 570S and mixes them with all the goodness of the 570GT. You get the 570S' suspension, tires, and software tuning, but hang onto the GT's nicer cabin, and leather-lined cargo hold.
And of course, this is still a McLaren 570 where it counts – in the engine bay. That means there's a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 that revs eagerly, makes a delicious sound, and pumps out 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Regardless of which 5...