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How Many Groceries Can You Pack Into a $200K McLaren Supercar?

Jon Wilde and Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show take a spin in the new McClaren 570GT sports car. At a base price of $198,950, it features a twin turbo V8 engine that puts out 562 horsepower. They walk us through the features of "The Family McLaren" -- and test out its luggage space with an amusing challenge.

Released on 11/21/2016

Transcript

00:00
Please press the launch button.
00:02
Oh shit.
00:04
(techno music)
00:07
Today I'm playing with this beautiful beast,
00:09
the McLaren 570 GT.
00:11
I'm told it's the everyday McLaren.
00:13
Which I guess makes sense if you're everyday rich.
00:25
Back here is the engine,
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it is a twin turbo V8, putting out 562 horsepower,
00:30
that is a crap ton of horsepower.
00:36
Check out these awesome doors,
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little hidden button,
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flip 'em up.
00:39
They're called dihedral doors,
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which is Latin for, ooh.
00:46
Here's one big reason they call this the everyday McLaren,
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it's got a little bit of a hatchback in back.
00:51
Not a ton of space in there to be honest,
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but better than nothing.
00:57
A supercar has gotta have cool buttons,
00:59
the McLaren has cool buttons.
01:01
The powertrain one,
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that's where things it fun.
01:03
It goes from normal, to sport, to track.
01:06
That's like kinda waking up, then getting coffee,
01:08
then doing a little bit of crystal meth.
01:10
True story, this is the first McLaren ever
01:12
with a vanity mirror in the flip down shade.
01:14
I look good.
01:17
You're gonna need some place to put your water,
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then it's gonna go back here in the one cup holder.
01:21
It's super easy to get to,
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just pull it right back out again while you're driving
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at high speeds.
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Yeah.
01:31
Peace out, let's go.
01:41
Every other supercar's a cheetah,
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this is the cheetah that lives in Brooklyn
01:44
and gets some really nice weed at night.
01:47
Keeps things a little bit more low-key.
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It's easy, it's chill.
01:51
As with just about every supercar in the world today,
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you can't get this one in a standard transmission.
01:55
These days, an automated transmission
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can do everything faster.
01:59
There are these great paddles right here,
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where I can control the gears,
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and if I don't want to I don't have to.
02:13
Yo.
02:14
Is this the new uber XXL?
02:16
This is, yeah exactly. What's happening?
02:20
So this is the thing, is like,
02:22
you coulda picked me up in an Acura TL,
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and I woulda been like, goddamn we made it.
02:26
Leather interior?
02:27
You realize, you know I'm not a car person at all?
02:30
You're not a car person at all?
02:31
Not at all.
02:32
Who's not a car person?
02:34
Yeah I had to take you up on this offer,
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because very rarely do I get to sit in a car like this.
02:38
And I gotta see what all the hype is about.
02:40
Okay.
02:41
So the fact that we're super low,
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and I can feel the bumps,
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this is a part of the experience?
02:45
This is a part, this is exactly, you're in it.
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You're feeling life right now, right.
02:48
I am such an Indian father.
02:50
How fast does this go?
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This will top out at 204 miles per hour.
02:54
Holy shit.
02:55
Yeah.
02:56
Go vroom dude.
02:57
Oh shit.
03:01
Oh fuck.
03:01
So it does that, like that--
03:03
Yeah.
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But farther and longer.
03:05
Yeah.
03:05
Yeah you can imagine how that gets like,
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that'll get the blood circulating.
03:08
Pass these guys, oh fuck.
03:09
John you're about to pass that cop,
03:10
you really are a white guy from Connecticut.
03:12
I know seriously.
03:13
I'm invisible. That's incredible.
03:15
Yeah no, this is it,
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like we're doing a thing that could end really badly,
03:18
but it's so much fun.
03:23
How do you, as a fan of this,
03:25
remove the douche bag factor?
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Do you get what I'm saying?
03:28
No, completely, because yeah you say,
03:30
you know what, I'm just gonna do me.
03:32
Sometimes for some guys it's a lot of gold chains,
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and a really big ugly watch.
03:36
So they're just being authentically themselves?
03:38
They're being authentically themselves.
03:40
I gotta get some groceries,
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my wife is gonna kill me if I do not come home,
03:44
Okay.
03:44
With some diapers and some toilet paper,
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I'm super sorry, I know you're a busy man.
03:48
Nah.
03:49
But do you mind if we just run in and get some stuff?
03:50
Nah I love to go to a grocer store with suicide doors.
03:54
Nailed it.
03:55
You're seriously gonna do this?
03:56
Yeah, I'm gonna do this.
03:58
I'm gonna park it right here,
04:00
because I don't want anyone hitting my car.
04:02
Alright we've officially become those guys.
04:04
Let's get some groceries.
04:06
Now I'm douche bag by association.
04:12
I have no idea how all this stuff is gonna,
04:15
this is the most random collection of food by the way.
04:17
We have a fish head over here.
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My daughter likes fish heads.
04:20
Sardines in tomato sauce.
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I believe this is kimchi.
04:23
This right here, this is a fuck you size of mayonnaise.
04:26
Yes.
04:27
Alright we start with the back?
04:28
We're gonna start with the hatch.
04:30
See, look at this?
04:31
Alright.
04:32
Oh we're putting it in here?
04:33
Yeah.
04:34
So you throw those in.
04:37
I love how we're just throwing shit in the McLaren,
04:39
like we're in the zombie apocalypse,
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so we just like need our supplies.
04:41
Then we gotta jet away in a 200 thousand dollar car.
04:45
Okay, a few more cans.
04:49
Nailed it, but here's the best part,
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there's a frunk.
04:53
There's a, the what?
04:54
There's a frunk, there's a front trunk.
04:55
It sounded like, are you about to fuck the trunk?
04:58
(Laughs) I'm not saying I'm not going to.
05:00
I'm about to fuck it with some food stuffs.
05:02
Oh shit, is that a fire extinguisher?
05:03
That is a fire extinguisher.
05:04
You know why, because it's a race car.
05:05
You need to have a fire extinguisher on a track,
05:07
but also, I think the kids would call this lit.
05:10
As we put all this like food in there.
05:11
Oh yeah, and the millennials will call this lit.
05:13
Yeah.
05:14
I just feel like I just did like a Hillary Clinton pander.
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Where I was like, no this is so lit.
05:20
Yeah.
05:21
Why don't we whip the nae nae on our way back.
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To home base.
05:25
What else you got in there?
05:26
I got some anchovy paste.
05:28
Ooh yeah.
05:28
I got some jack mackerel water--
05:30
Yeah please get the mackerel in there,
05:32
I want that for later.
05:33
If we do crash this car later,
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it is gonna be the smelliest car crash,
05:41
I think in New York history.
05:42
Ever.
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And that's a lot for New York, if you think about it.
05:46
Ha ha.
05:48
I love how just did the, to a McLaren.
05:50
Yeah, exactly.
05:52
That's great.
05:53
Everyday McLaren man.
05:54
Minor issue.
05:55
What?
05:56
We still got more.
05:58
Yeah.
05:59
One last thing man if you don't mind.
06:00
Oh god the cat litter?
06:02
I'm sorry, I have a lot of cats.
06:04
Come on man, John.
06:05
I'm sorry, you good?
06:06
Yeah.
06:07
Closing the door, watch your hands.
06:08
Yeah I'm doing great.
06:09
Look how comfortable this ride is.
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Seriously, I really appreciate this,
06:11
I know you're a busy man.
06:13
You probably have to get to work soon?
06:15
Yeah, man.
06:17
The Daily Show literally thinks
06:18
I'm at a dentist appointment.
06:20
Well, we'll get you to work, let's do this.
06:22
Alright.
06:23
I just gotta stop and drop these things off first.
06:24
Okay.
06:25
Okay let's do it.
06:26
Alright.
06:33
The people are looking at us, ahh.
06:37
Oh I literally just closed my finger in the door that hurt.
06:38
That's karma right there.