McLaren Reveals The New McLaren Grand Tourer

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 18, 2019

It's time for you to feast your eyes on the new McLaren supercar, the GT.

Going fast isn't the focus, though. It's made for speed and impressive performance.

If you had to choose just one auto that could lug your skis and a bag full of clothes and blast across the country comfortably at speeds of up to 326km/h, it's unlikely you'd think of grabbing the keys to a McLaren. A further 150-litres of storage at the front of the vehicle means that it can hold a total of 570 litres of luggage. McLaren says it's large enough to fit a few travel bags as well as golf clubs or two pairs of six-foot-long skis.

The auto has a 0 to 62 miles er hour time of just 3.2 second and it has a top speed of 203 miles per hour, price for the new McLaren GT start at £163,000, you can find out more details at the link below.

Those figures come courtesy of a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 - the same unit that powers the flagship 720S supercar in its range. The M840TE engine is bespoke to the 2020 GT, and delivers 465 lb-ft of torque between 5,500 rpm and 6,500 rpm. Here the manufacturer promises two things: that it is bespoke to the GT and uses unique engine mounts created to minimise structure-borne noise; and that it will make 95 per cent of its 465lb ft of torque available from between 3,000 and 7,250rpm. Engine is mated with 7-speed SSG transmission and with help of active Launch Control, it can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds and takes 9.0 seconds to hit 0-124mph. It all starts under the skin, with the carbon fibre MonoCell II-T (for Touring) monocoque gaining a lightweight rear upper structure.

McLaren Automotive boss Mike Flewitt described the auto succinctly when revealing it to the world on Wednesday.

"The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a attractive body and true to McLaren's ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals", said McLaren Automotive chief executive Mike Flewitt. Suspension, steering and brakes are all bespoke and optimized to provide unforgettable driving experience of a Grand Tourer.

The Woking-cased carmaker has said that the McLaren GT "redefines the notion of a Grand Tourer". Chances are this won't be the last auto from Woking to wear the GT name.

Drivers should barely detect if the tarmac underneath them in rutted anyway.

Born with DNA from McLaren's stunning Longtail, the GT sits nearly 4700mm long with a 2675mm wheelbase that is tailored toward comfort rather than outright performance.

Likewise, McLaren says the GT has been honed with friendlier road manners especially for use in city-driving. Even the colour is a more subdued version of the usual high-intensity McLaren orange.

You can pre-order your own copy of the McLaren GT starting from £163,000, which is £55,000 under the current price tag of the McLaren 720S.

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