McLaren redefines the rules of Grand Touring

22 May, 2019 | McLaren Automotive has revealed its unique interpretation of a modern Grand Tourer, the new McLaren GT.

McLaren redefines the rules of Grand Touring

The superlight new GT challenges the conventions of the Grand Tourer category with a compelling blend of design, high-quality innovative materials, true supercar performance, and McLaren driving dynamics and engagement.

Positioned alongside the established sports, super and ultimate series families, this is a new McLaren for a new audience and provides an alternative to existing products in an expanding market segment.

Like all McLarens, the new GT has a carbon fibre structure with exceptional strength and rigidity while enabling unparalleled driving dynamics and lightest-in-class kerb weight. At 1 530kg, the McLaren GT is more than 130kg lighter than its closest core competitor and literally hundreds of kilograms less than other cars in the segment. With 620PS from its 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the power-to-weight ratio of the superlight new McLaren GT is a remarkable 405PS-per-tonne.

“The new McLaren GT combines McLaren’s design philosophies with classic Grand Tourer visual cues. Bold, elegant volumes flow seamlessly from nose to tail, encapsulating the beautifully crafted cabin. The sophisticated, sculpted body expresses both the power of the car and its ability to cosset occupants during long-distance driving.

The teardrop shape of the cabin, which stretches back to the rear luggage area, follows the aerodynamic principles inherent in all McLarens, while the muscular rear fenders that form the side intakes for the high-temperature radiators are an example of how we merge both beauty and functionality to create breath-taking authentic designs. The new McLaren GT clearly stands out both as a new type of McLaren and a cutting-edge interpretation of a Grand Tourer for a new era.” said Rob Melville, McLaren Automotive’s design director.

For more information visit McLaren’s website.

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