Those who knew him always told me that Bruce McLaren had only one thing in mind, performances. Lightness and power were all that mattered to him who, in 1963, founded McLaren. Precisely for this reason when the new McLaren 570GT was launched, a Gran Turismo dedicated to luxury and comfort, I could hardly believe it. Thinking of a real McLaren with a comfortable set-up, soft seats and refined finishes throughout the interior seemed to me pure madness, especially after seeing that the engine was “covered” with a luggage compartment: heresy.
Skeptical and curious, in a Milan climate, precisely, English, I climbed the McLaren 570GT trying to figure out if it was a car worthy of the brand it represents. Entering the cockpit of the new Sports Series is much easier than getting on board the various McLaren 650S and 675 LT: the wing is much lower and the seats do not have excessively profiled sides. Even the driving position, electrically adjustable, is different from that of the more sporty models and the steering wheel is always electrically adjusted by touching a lever on the steering column.