McLaren has revealed a new car. Unlike its utterly outrageous supercar offerings, the newcomer focuses more on comfort and luxury. This is the 2020 McLaren GT.
GT stands for Grand Tourer and unlike McLarens usual offerings, this one is less performance and more comfort and luxury. "The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a beautiful body and true to McLaren's ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals. Designed for distance, it provides the comfort and space expected of a Grand Tourer, but with a level of agility never experienced before in this segment. In short, this is a car that redefines the notion of a Grand Tourer in a way that only a McLaren could." Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive
Power comes from a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine and the outputs are impressive. With 462 kW and 630 Nm mated to a 1 530 body, the McLaren GT is still a sensationally quick machine with a claimed acceleration of 3.2 seconds to 100 kph and a top speed of 326 kph. Being a GT, there have to be elements of practicality and the new McLaren features a repositioned engine and exhaust system, allowing for luggage. A golf bag or two pairs of 185cm skis and boots, as well as luggage, can be carried with ease, while a further 150 litres of storage at the front means the new McLaren GT can accommodate a total of 570 litres.
McLaren says you can order the new GT from its dealerships, but pricing is still to be finalised for South Africa. A McLaren dealer confirmed that the first GT will be touching down in SA before the end of 2019.