At this very moment in time, the perfect car does not exist… Arguably it will never exist as reality, and even the laws of physics, can sometimes be towering hurdles. The dream would be to have a car that did everything. A supercar in looks and performance, a people carrier in terms of practicality, and a fuel sipping money saver when it comes to economy. However, 2016 has delivered a wide and varied pallet of machines and it is now that time of year again to decide which was best. It was a difficult decision that involved bickering and intricate sign language amongst colleagues, but we have agreed upon a winner. Inside Lane Car of the Year 2016 is the McLaren 570GT.
An astonishing achievement from McLaren Automotive in such a short period of time. This car with its added practicality produces the civilisation of a GT, but retains the excitement of a true supercar. It is the car of choice to take out at 3am and enjoy the road, but also the one you could live with every single day.
It is visually beautiful with an elegant profile, but also mechanically exquisite incorporating exceptionally high standards of engineering. Its beating 3.8 litre heart delivers high-octane performance, and even with quieter exhausts than its 570S sibling, a great soundtrack. The chassis is another McLaren masterpiece providing added comfort in addition to driver focused handling.
These are the finalists the 570GT defeated to claim victory:
5. BMW M240i
4. Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe
3. Ford Focus RS
2. Porsche Cayman GT4