McLaren’s newest model shows off some big changes.
Mclaren’s newest model simply called the GT, departs from its current lineup of hardcore supercars as a posh grand tourer. The car replaces the 570GT, though it’s not considered part of McLaren’s “entry-level” Sport Series cars, such as the 600LT and 570S. As a new vehicle with a different mission, the GT includes some pretty significant changes, which are detailed in a recent video tour from Shmee150.
Although it’s full of updates, the GT uses major bits from other McLarens, such as the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the 720S. It keeps the same displacement but concedes power with 612 bhp and 465 pound-feet of torque. In this case, it propels the car to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and onward to a top speed of 203 mph.
The GT also uses a carbon fibre monocoque similar to the one found in the 720S, though it allows more space in the cabin. Speaking of space, The GT offers 420 litres of cargo space in the boot, which is enough to fit a full set of golf clubs, along with 150 litres in the frunk. And, at 4,572 mm (15 ft), the GT is longer than every other McLaren, save for the Speedtail.
Shmee also goes over interior improvements, including a new more user-friendly infotainment system and a refined digital instrument cluster. Nappa leather covers every major surface and an ambient lighting system offers adjustable colour schemes. There’s also a new glass roof that offers a tinting feature to keep sunlight out.
The GT takes aim at rivals including the Aston Martin DB11, Ferrari Portofino, and Bentley Continental GT, only it does so with a mid-engine layout. With it’s revised powertrain and vast interior tweaks, the car has major potential to steal customers from the competition. Though, we will reserve full judgment until we drive the GT sometime soon.