Introducing the New McLaren Grand Tourer

By Paul Joseph

British supercar makers McLaren have pulled the wraps off of their new GT model, which is being billed as the iconic marquee’s first authentic touring car.

Featuring a superlight package that offers hypercar-quick performance figures, the new GT boasts a clean design that is in stark contrast with the aggressive styling of other McLaren models.

Underneath the new bodywork, the grand tourer uses a heavily revised version of the 720S’s carbon fibre tub chassis, which has been tweaked for touring purposes and accommodate a larger load area above the engine.

For substantially larger cargo space, engineers repositioned the engine to sit lower, and even repackaged the exhaust to free us space. As a result, the GT has a vast storage space of 420 litres.

The car is powered by a re-tuned version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the 720S, which produces 620 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. 

McLaren claim the car’s zero to 60 mph time comes in at just 3.1 seconds and it has a top speed of 203mph.

On the inside, the cabin has been designed for long, comfortable, continent-crossing drives with electrically adjustable and heated seats. The cabin also gets a sophisticated McLaren infotainment system, ambient lighting, and an optional electrochromic glass roof.

The McLaren GT is already available for order from McLaren dealers around the world, with customer deliveries scheduled to begin towards the end of the year. Pricing starts at $210,000.

By Paul Joseph