As you'd expect, that makes this a fast auto. That's one secretive, on-time development process that ought to make mid-engined Corvette engineers wince.
But McLaren's made no secret about its expansion plans: It wants to crank out 6,000 cars a year by the mid-2020s, and to get there, it's going to need more accessible models like the new GT: Stylish, fast, comfortable, and capable of 21 miles per gallon on the highway. Price of the McLaren GT will begin from $210,000 for USA market, and United Kingdom buyers will have to shell out around £163,000.
The GT focuses on a luxurious interior for two with a tidy cockpit design and the latest in infotainment tech. Here the manufacturer promises two things: that it is bespoke to the GT and uses unique engine mounts created to minimise structure-borne noise; and that it will make 95 per cent of its 465lb ft of torque available from between 3,000 and 7,250rpm. "In short, this is a auto that redefines the notion of a Grand Tourer in a way that only a McLaren could", said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.More news: Rolling Stones announce new date for Pa. show
The good amount of trunk space has been achieved courtesy of the lowered engine and exhaust system as another 150 litres can be had up front - biggest on a McLaren. The Grand Tourer incorporates a carbon fibre rear upper structure that adds minimal weight but allows the creation of a 420-litre luggage area below the front-hinged, full-length glazed tailgate. In this it largely succeeds; the front and rear overhangs extend out further than elsewhere in the range, making the proportions less immediately pleasing - but a simpler, more elegant looking model has duly emerged. It comes equipped with HERE® navigation mapping and can display real-time traffic information.
When we think of McLaren, images of legendary racing cars and the ever-venerable McLaren F1 come to mind. Other highlights include a pair of bespoke power-adjustable and heated seats promising great long-distance comfort, and there's an optional SuperFabric trim for the luggage bay.
The suspension is a lightweight aluminium, double wishbone design paired with hydraulic dampers to deliver Proactive Damping Control.More news: Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black
"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.
Three drive modes - Comfort, Sport, and Track - offer control over just how compliant the ride is. They're available in Nappa leather as standard with luxury leather, Cashmere and Alcantara options available. Suspension, steering and brakes are all bespoke and optimized to provide unforgettable driving experience of a Grand Tourer. However, the key focus on the GT has been on factors like ride comfort, practicality in terms of storage spaces inside the vehicle and everyday usability (in terms of ground clearance and day-to-day driving).
In fact, people at McLaren think that the GT should be an attractive choice for auto enthusiasts in Asia needing an easy driving experience to cope with conditions that aren't particularly the same with those in Europe.More news: Putin Urges Tehran to Stick to Nuclear Deal