BUYING THE RIGHT ONE? McLaren 765LT vs AMG GT Black Series

Added on Oct 12, 2020

Fuel For Thought


The McLaren 765LT and AMG GT Black Series go directly head to head in their purpose, performance, price and even exclusivity. However, despite a history of both the LT models and AMG GTs, I've only bought one of the new cars (so far); is my choice actually the better car and how do they stack up against one another?

In recent weeks, I was lucky enough to drive both of the new cars directly back to back on adjacent days; firstly with McLaren at Silverstone in the UK, and then the following day with AMG at the Lausitzring in Germany. There could not have been a better opportunity to therefore weigh up whether it's the right choice for me to purchase the latter for the Shmeemobiles.

The 765LT starts at £280,000 but realistically with spec will be £330-340k, for a car that has a 4.0l TT V8 making 765hp/800Nm, of which 1,530 will be made plus special editions. The GT BS is £335,000 with all options included, for a car with a 4.0l TT V8 making 730hp/800Nm, of which they will build 1,500-2,000 in total. They have both launched this year, are both built for the track, both approximately the same performance and come in at bang on the same money - you can see the similarities!


Episode titleBUYING THE RIGHT ONE? McLaren 765LT vs AMG GT Black Series
Episode number85
Date addedOctober 12, 2020
Run time18:47
CategoryFeature magazine


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