'MASTERPIECE’ McLAREN 540C WINS WHAT CAR? AWARD

Award-winning Sports Series adds another trophy to the cabinet as our most accessible model is named ‘Best Sports Car over £100k’.

 

 

Find yourself in the privileged position of shopping for a supercar, and the world really is your oyster. Rarely has there been such a wide variety of such high quality exotic metal to choose from, available from such a wide range of manufacturers – so how do you decide? Who has time to test-drive them all?

The road testers at What Car? magazine are lucky enough to compare these cars back-to-back, driving every new car on sale in the UK on road and track, poring over every detail to recommend the best car for you, no matter the size or price.

This year, during its prestigious Car of the Year awards, the team has come to a definitive verdict on the best car that money can buy if your budget reaches beyond £100,000; naming the McLaren 540C as the best sports car in its class.

What Car? Editor Steve Huntingford explained the criteria that his team were looking at included “More than just sheer capability… a truly great sports car needs to involve you in everything going on beneath you.

Huntingford went on to describe the 540C as “a masterpiece” citing its involving steering, smooth 3.8-litre V8 engine and ultra-precise handling as the key elements that make this affordable McLaren “staggeringly good to drive.”

The win adds to the impressive roster of global accolades for Sports Series, with the 570S also winning awards from Top Gear, Auto Express and Autocar, Robb Report for its dynamic prowess. It was also dubbed the world’s best driver’s car by US publishing giant Motor Trend, and picked up a Red Dot Design Award.

More information on why What Car? awarded the 540C the title is available here:

whatcar.com/awards/best-sports-car/2017-winner/mclaren-540c 

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