DUBBED THE Mighty Mouse, Matthew Ross Downing's McLaren 570s drives like a dream.

In fact, the Hampshire petrolhead loves being behind the wheel of his beloved motor so much that he's undertaken some seriously long road trips in it.

Matthew told the Daily Echo: "I was working in Edinburgh and driving there from Southampton twice a month instead of flying. The McLaren 570s is a dream on long trips."

He can't even decide which is his favourite road for a drive as there are so many he's enjoyed. It's a toss up between the A272 between Petersfield and Wickham, the M6 toll road, the North coast 500 or pretty much any road on the west coast of Wales. "There's just too many to choose from," said Matthew.

"I use her on the track and road regularly... We've done 47k Miles, 5k miles on the track and she is better than ever."

A car lover through and through, Matthew has mainly owned BMWs in the past but the McLaren 570s is his favourite.

To begin with, he couldn't decide between the Mighty Mouse and a Porsche GT3RS.

Matthew added: "McLaren were friendlier than Porsche initially and then once I test drove the McLaren it outclassed the Porsche GT3RS hands down."

He'll probably buy a McLaren 765LT next, but his dream car would be a McLaren P1.

"It's just the legacy and the sheer fun of the drive," said Matthew. "I had the pleasure of driving one once at Donington Park."

Matthew believes the Mighty Mouse shows he enjoys driving rather than just doing it out of necessity.

His family are supportive and love seeing him enjoy his passion for fast cars.

He and the Mighty Mouse are regulars at various car shows, but prefer charity events.

Despite his love for his current ride, Matthew would definitely consider going electric in future.

The McLaren 570s is considered the ultimate sports car experience, completely performance oriented and equally at home on the track or open road.

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