Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

McLaren Reveals its New GT

McLaren Reveals its New GT

These number, without doubt, are impressive for a Grand Tourer.

In fact, it would be physically impossible.

McLaren has confirmed the vehicle that we all knew was coming, the GT.

The new McLaren supercar is a new and unique interpretation of a modern Grand Tourer.

The GT has a starting price of some 20 million baht if sold in Thailand which isn't that bad for a McLaren.

While the styling and aerodynamic elements might seem to be inspired by the hardcore Speedtail HyperGT, McLaren has made sure that the new GT gets its fair share of new equipment and underpinnings. With 570-litres of cargo space, it is indeed one of the most practical supercars in existence. It's wrapped in a combination of more carbon fiber and glass, the latter bonded into the C-pillars and rear-quarter winders. Two pairs of 185cm skis accompanied by luggage can be carried easily. Despite being out of sight, the boot is finished with the same detail you find in the cabin, incorporating a new mixed-material SuperFabric that is both luxurious yet resistant to stains and wear.

Aimed at offering super performance and comfort whilst on a long journey, the McLaren GT shines above its competitors.

A mid-mounted twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 howls with 612 horsepower and 465 lb. -ft. of torque. Between 3000-7250rpm it produces 95 percent of its torque output, or nearly 600Nm, through the seven-speed automatic. Not only will the GT do 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of 203mph, it has a level of comfort and storage room for luggage you wouldn't normally associate with a supercar.

"The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a handsome body and true to McLaren's ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals", McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt remarked.

The Woking-cased carmaker has said that the McLaren GT "redefines the notion of a Grand Tourer". McLaren GT also features the most sophisticated infotainment system ever used on a McLaren vehicle. Meanwhile, softer engine mounts reduce vibrations through the cabin. The suspension system, as well as the braking and steering at lower speeds have been optimized for driving comfort and everyday use even in urban areas. 10-degree approach angle at the front (13-degree with lift engaged) gives it an aggressive stance.

When a new McLaren model is revealed, it's definitely a special occasion. 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. There's also an optional 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system with carbon fibre subwoofers and Kevlar mid-range drive units. For sky gazers, the solid roof can be optioned to fit a large electrochromatic glazed ceiling.

McLaren has opened its order books for the GT and owners who place their orders now can expect the cars to be delivered by the end of 2019.

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