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August 17, 2020

McLaren GT – Grand touring will never be the same again

McLaren GT – Grand touring will never be the same again

The new superlight GT reimagines the breed. And the results are extraordinary. Strikingly beautiful. Engineered for continent-crossing capability. With an engaging yet comfortable ride. And generous luggage space.

In the new GT, these key ingredients are reinvented and applied in new, innovative ways. Then combined with power and performance that is undiluted McLaren. To create the lightest, quickest accelerating car in its class. A Grand Tourer has never been so thrilling. So refined. So engaging.

Suddenly, those Grand Tourer conventions look very old.

Never let tradition hold you back

Luxury isn’t about the following tradition. It should inspire you. It should bring you surprising, beautiful materials and a feeling of delight. Cosseting soft-grain leather. Advanced, durable SuperFabric®. And refined Cashmere… The interior of the new GT is luxury redefined for a new era.

This is a refinement that surrounds you in every sense. Like our innovative hidden-until-lit ambient lighting. Hidden within trim pieces designed to look like a piece of satin metal, the six-colour ambient lighting uncovers an intricate and technical pattern within the surfaces of the cabin. The new GT is elegant. It’s sophisticated. And it makes you think again about what luxury is all about.

It turns out you can have it all

The old rules will tell you that a lighter, mid-engined performance car can’t accommodate you and your luggage for longer adventures… That it’ll get tiring as the miles pass. Well, those rules are history. The new GT’s strong, stiff carbon fibre structure combines with our latest active suspension for true comfort – without the traditional weight penalties. There’s also ample room under the full length glazed powered tailgate. And in the front storage areas. So your luggage – from golf clubs, to skis or snowboards – simply fit… with space to spare. While inside the airy, spacious cabin there’s more than 180-degrees of visibility thanks to the glass wraparound. Wherever the road takes you, you just keep enjoying the journey.

Under the skin of a rulebreaker

Beneath the muscular elegance of the new GT’s body lies a masterclass in engineering and innovation. The brand new McLaren 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 delivers 620PS and 630Nm of torque. Combine these figures with a weight of just 1,530kg, and performance is stunning… Standing start to 100km/h (0-62mph) takes just 3.2 seconds. While 0-200km/h (0-124mph) is achieved in 9 seconds. Top speed is simply stunning for a Grand Tourer – at 326km/h (203mph). Built around its lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II-T chassis, the new GT has supercar DNA shaping its personality. Because more power shouldn’t always mean more weight…

Poised and ready

The new GT is supremely quick. In fact, it’s the fastest car in the class – with blistering acceleration. But it’s the way this astonishing performance is delivered that’s uniquely special. The new McLaren 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivers near endless power and torque, yet it’s also tuned to be refined and efficient. So acceleration is seamless and smooth. Poise and polish, too, are always part of the drive. The new GT offers the perfect blend of body control and ride comfort. Thrilling handling is balanced with laser-precise straight-line stability. And there’s a stirring exhaust note that’s unlike any other McLaren.

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