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

  • Published on Oct 11, 2020
  • 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!
    However, which is actually the better car? Without any doubt, for an infrequent track drive, the 765LT is leagues ahead for its driving, handling, and outright speed. However, throw in desire for reliability over many miles, daily usage and perhaps long term value and the GT Black Series is going to pull ahead. When it comes to my garage, this is where it starts to become more interesting and specific to me. With both my 675LT Spider and Senna sticking around for the long haul, the 765LT would be quite a duplicate in terms of being a permanent car. On the other side, while the SLS BS will be staying, eventually the GT R Pro and GT R Roadster will move on, giving the GT Black Series a long term home, while being used for huge miles in the process. I find it a fascinating comparison, and feel very lucky to have experienced both already!
    Thanks for watching, Tim

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Comments • 70

  • Shmee150
    Shmee150  6 months ago +373

    There's a big supercar battle between the 765LT and GT Black Series, but which would you go for? What do you think of my reasons for the choice I've made so far?

    • Aniqi kun
      Aniqi kun 4 months ago

      Get a gt black series, its even faster on track. In Hockenheim, 765lt was even slower than 720s and gt black series even faster than gt2rs mr.

    • Call me Ultimate-Roblox
      Call me Ultimate-Roblox 5 months ago +1

      I cant really tell mecause I am such a mercedes fanboy because my dad has one, yet I love McLaren, the 765LT looks so good.

    • Mert Ayi
      Mert Ayi 5 months ago

      Black Series gt the new King/Champ

    • Cathryn Mataga
      Cathryn Mataga 5 months ago

      I'd understand British guys favoring McLaren (I'm partial to Japan myself), but get the car with the best seats.

    • ok.
      ok. 6 months ago

      765LT. I’d say McLaren make some of the best supercars. Looks and performance. They never fail to impress.

  • Jozip Jozz
    Jozip Jozz 6 days ago

    How is the 765LT a better track car if its 3sec slower on Hockenheim ?
    And "just" 1.8sec faster than the GTR Pro...

  • crossphaded
    crossphaded 3 months ago

    Why do you need so many AMG GT variants???

  • camila arbelaez
    camila arbelaez 4 months ago

    Hi shamed150

  • megatron
    megatron 5 months ago

    Im prolly going to have to make this choice some day too

  • Randomwhateve R
    Randomwhateve R 5 months ago

    I like how he said 0-124 instead of 0-60 cause it’s almost irrelevant now

  • Mert Ayi
    Mert Ayi 5 months ago

    BlAck Series

  • Andre Cromhout
    Andre Cromhout 5 months ago

    Leave the 765LT and GT Black and get an LFA instead.

  • J ROD’S Rides
    J ROD’S Rides 5 months ago

    Hey Shmee, why don’t you get the Porsche GT2 RS, that will be a nice addition..🇺🇸💪🏽😎

  • Tony A
    Tony A 5 months ago

    AMG GT BS is on another level!

  • Alex Oliver
    Alex Oliver 5 months ago

    I think this style of video, please do more.

  • Bob Marly
    Bob Marly 5 months ago

    U should get the black series because so many people are going to get the Mclaren so u should get the merc and be diff

  • Dante F. B. Colò
    Dante F. B. Colò 5 months ago

    Mclaren for sure

  • Kyle Haywood
    Kyle Haywood 5 months ago

    So what's that 2 Mclarens and 5 Mercedes? That's unbalanced!

  • TheFunkhouser
    TheFunkhouser 5 months ago

    MCL here. The Benz is nice but still looks like a GT car. The MCLAREN looks way better, like a super/hyper car should.

  • Kyle P
    Kyle P 5 months ago

    Nice bit of content!

  • Michael Spark
    Michael Spark 5 months ago

    Sure... I agree, it’s a tough choice... Mercedes or Mclaren? Life is brutal.

  • Alex Venous
    Alex Venous 5 months ago

    i think we have enought of the gts now

  • Stu bob
    Stu bob 5 months ago

    Fantastic video

  • Adam Winter
    Adam Winter 5 months ago

    I think the 765lt because you love your 675lt so much it would be good to add a new Lt to have good times with

  • fat Fred
    fat Fred 6 months ago

    It Shmee, snap, crackle and forget them both, save some money and get a 720S. Better still, sell everything and buy a T50. That's not gonna depreciate!

  • Charlie Longhurst
    Charlie Longhurst 6 months ago

    get both

  • Bartosz p
    Bartosz p 6 months ago

    I would go for the Black Series. Mercedes Is a way better functioning brand and the looks of the BS are just such a step up over the standard GT. I like both but think the BS is a better longterm investment as well.

  • Magnus Likes Tanks
    Magnus Likes Tanks 6 months ago

    Who even thought of implementing that much fake sound? Did they seriously think: "The people buying this car for 330k are most likely mercedes enthusiasts, so they'll love that their car sounding like a video game."

  • Ben Sully
    Ben Sully 6 months ago


  • Ethan Turner
    Ethan Turner 6 months ago

    Personally I would go with the 765 mainly I feel like we need more Mclearns, We have the Senna and LT, but we have so more AMGs arleady, the SLS the GTR pro the G wagon, and the Roadster coming. I feel like if we add the GT BS there would be SO much AMG

  • BRRUUU 430
    BRRUUU 430 6 months ago

    Do you got elektrick shmeemobile? If no, buy one instead of buying one of those two!

  • rabbi bd
    rabbi bd 6 months ago

    765 lt

  • spadgm
    spadgm 6 months ago

    765LT is mad, but you have a Senna, so I think the Black Series is the better bet for sure!

  • umnguni
    umnguni 6 months ago

    LT 765 is better

  • Stockscores
    Stockscores 6 months ago

    Great discussion! Ultimately, we should buy the car that gives us joy. I love my GTR and look forward to the GTBS that is coming next year.

  • Keila Juarez
    Keila Juarez 6 months ago

    765lt is the one

  • Stefan Ross
    Stefan Ross 6 months ago

    Love this format Tim.

  • Aaron Oliver
    Aaron Oliver 6 months ago

    The funner car is probably the 765lt. The more reliable car is the AMG GT Black Series. Pick your poison

  • Mohamed Rayan
    Mohamed Rayan 6 months ago

    More of this Please, we need a deeper take on these things..

  • Daryl Robertson
    Daryl Robertson 6 months ago

    I always enjoy the content you bring.. I would really enjoy if you could tell me the brand of in car charger you use tho, the red 1 in particular 😬 many thanks 👍🏼

  • Chief G.
    Chief G. 6 months ago

    I understand that the subject here is the Mac VS the Merc but it has to said that cars like your Ford GT which were selected as a true collectors item are a better choice. Something like a Porsche 918 or a P1 are starting to climb in value and becoming more sought after at rallies. Save your money with the 2 Maclarens you already have and get the Merc to have something special and consider those former HyperCars to be true collectors items for your next garage.

  • Eric The Intern
    Eric The Intern 6 months ago

    Honestly both of them tbh but I'm more towards the AMG

  • Peter Rayner
    Peter Rayner 6 months ago

    Please get a sf90. Similar price!

  • Labby Dabby
    Labby Dabby 6 months ago +1

    765LT I know he has the Senna but come on that car is a masterpiece!

  • Pierre 08
    Pierre 08 6 months ago

    Hum, i would need to try both to know. Could you invite me to do so?

  • Sey Rakimfain
    Sey Rakimfain 6 months ago


  • AtlanticiaCom JR
    AtlanticiaCom JR 6 months ago

    This kind of video is why I follow you! Simple and honest without saying anything contraversial. Awesome content as always!

  • Nic Gur
    Nic Gur 6 months ago

    Sell the 675 and gtr pro and get them both!!!

  • Anthony sitch
    Anthony sitch 6 months ago

    You truly are at the top of the car you tuber game bud! You have given the best content for a long time now, especially over the Covid period. Informative and entertaining. Nailed it 👍👍. Keep up the good work mate

  • TheChtiben59
    TheChtiben59 6 months ago

    Why not nothing 🙃

  • lukagt1
    lukagt1 6 months ago


  • Sebastian Argañaraz
    Sebastian Argañaraz 6 months ago

    That's not an easy choice

  • Chaz la
    Chaz la 6 months ago

    Sell the GTR pro and 675 and buy both

  • Howard L
    Howard L 6 months ago

    Those nostrils has seen many days of snorting the yoyo...

  • Thomas
    Thomas 6 months ago

    *_Shmee in 2030: “I bought every car in the world. I can’t stop! I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DRIVE! HELP ME AAAWWUHHHLLHH” - cuts to intro_*

  • Warren Hewitt
    Warren Hewitt 6 months ago

    I dont think there would be much of a competiton there for me, would be the mclaren for sure. The AMG Black looks like someone has given a 17 year old an AMG GT and an unlimited gift card to Halfords.

  • PixersKev Production
    PixersKev Production 6 months ago


  • David Knott
    David Knott 6 months ago

    Hello there shmee,
    Like yourself I am a huge huge Mercedes fan never only one but knowing their heritage , I go with the machetes the same color scheme. It's just too astronomical.

  • Š Sahoo
    Š Sahoo 6 months ago

    765lt without any doubt
    And question

  • Mjlr Mjlr
    Mjlr Mjlr 6 months ago

    765lt please

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    I recommend you buy a
    765lt and an SVJ!!!

  • julian garcia
    julian garcia 6 months ago

    AMG black series

  • venbolo
    venbolo 6 months ago

    You already have Senna. I'd buy the GT BS.

  • Eugene_Lotus Lee
    Eugene_Lotus Lee 6 months ago

    We will respect to all the decisions that Shmee made as he is the one who most understand the whole situation. But i still curious about those three Rs 😂, what is the future plan for the three Rs ??

  • Hammer Rocks
    Hammer Rocks 6 months ago +1

    Wow. This must be the first time I’ve heard Tim, say something negative about McLaren, “Not known for their quality”, “Not as reliable” etc. Up to now, even when he’s experienced issues with his McLarens, Tim just quickly glossed over the issues, making him (Tim) the odd person out with others who’ve voiced their negative experience with McLaren. It’s great to see some real honesty coming from Tim. Being a huge automotive influencer, he has a responsibility to tell it how it is and be honest with his experiences. Otherwise it just means he’s misleading us - his audience. So, kudos to Tim. Let’s see more of these uncensored vlogs.

  • Federico Marsikani
    Federico Marsikani 6 months ago

    Awesome video!

  • ThisiscoolGAMES
    ThisiscoolGAMES 6 months ago

    Bro how do you have money to buy all these cars!!!!???? Tell me your secrets 😂 😂 😂

  • Divyum Dutt
    Divyum Dutt 6 months ago

    How do they stack up against the gt2 rs and the aventador Svj , is what iam curious for..

  • NooGood Racer
    NooGood Racer 6 months ago

    I prefair BS🤔

  • c
    c 6 months ago

    better buy a big man cave first,renovate it and then buy more cars.this will make it clear. 👍

  • Octane Parker
    Octane Parker 6 months ago

    Change your intro

  • Jammie Dodger
    Jammie Dodger 6 months ago

    You should get a McLaren GT

  • Jammie Dodger
    Jammie Dodger 6 months ago

    How do you afford all these cars?

  • Seen Through Haggis
    Seen Through Haggis 6 months ago +2

    Don’t buy either of them and buy an LFA instead.