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McLaren GT now available to pre-order, costs £163,000 and more

16-05-2019 09:40
British luxury carmaker McLaren has finally revealed everything there is to know about its upcoming Grand Tourer supercar ideally suited for long journeys

British luxury carmaker McLaren has finally revealed everything there is to know about its upcoming Grand Tourer supercar ideally suited for long journeys.

The McLaren GT comes rear-wheel-driven and uses the same principal tech as the other sports cars of the marque. Despite this, it sports an all-new body made of carbon and aluminum. The bodywork is based on a revised version of the second-gen McLaren 720S monocoque, with added trunk and interior space being marketed as the main improvements.

The small trunk compartment situated in the front part of the vehicle offers 150 liters (5.3 cubic feet) of storage space. The rear trunk is considerably larger at 420 liters (14.8 cu.ft.) and comes trimmed with expensive materials, including a shockproof glass lid that you may order in a power-assisted version.

The interior houses seats for two and offers an unprecedented level of luxury and comfort, even compared to other McLaren vehicles. The entire space comes draped with opulent Nappa leather (but you may choose Alcantara or cashmere instead), the seats are power-adjustable and heated, and there is a state-of-the-art infotainment system complete with satellite navigation. A dimmable panoramic glass roof and a high-end 12-speaker audio system are available separately.

The mechanical stuff mostly comes from the good old 720S. The 4.0-liter V8 engine has lost 100 horsepower and 140 Newton-meters of torque and now comes rated at 620 hp / 462 kW along with 630 Nm / 465 lb×ft. The chassis has been tweaked for comfort, the suspension struts are now much softer, and the exhaust system sports a remarkably quiet muffler. The car still needs only 3.2 seconds to get from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) and maxes out at 326 km/h (203 mph).

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.

Photos: McLaren

Chief Editor Olga Markelova
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