MCLAREN GT

DRIV3R.world - - NEW CAR PREVIEW - Source: McLaren

“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

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. In re-imag­in­ing the spirit of tra­di­tional Grand Tour­ing – long-dis­tance driv­ing in com­fort, at higher speeds and with room for lug­gage – McLaren has also re­de­fined the mod­ern GT own­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence with a car that is lighter, faster and more en­gag­ing than ex­ist­ing prod­ucts in the seg­ment, with greater space, com­fort and us­abil­ity.

The in­te­rior is a cos­set­ing space de­signed to de­light on longer jour­neys, but with all the es­sen­tials for fo­cused, high-per­for­mance driv­ing; the seat­ing po­si­tion, lo­ca­tion of con­trols and for­ward vis­i­bil­ity are as im­por­tant here as they are in any McLaren. The stream­lined, elec­tri­cally ad­justed and heated seats, which are unique to the McLaren GT, have been en­gi­neered to meet the re­quire­ments of Grand Tour­ing, be­ing op­ti­mised for long-dis­tance com­fort, with the per­fect amount of pad­ding and shoul­der and back sup­port in com­bi­na­tion with su­perb lat­eral con­trol.

Cre­at­ing a new type of McLaren – and the first true Grand Tourer from the brand – saw the McLaren de­sign team em­brac­ing the vis­ual history of Grand Tour­ing cars while re­main­ing true to the philoso­phies that un­der­pin all McLaren de­sign.

The new McLaren GT is avail­able to order now world­wide, with cus­tomer de­liv­er­ies com­menc­ing to­wards the end of 2019. Pric­ing starts at £163,000 in­clud­ing taxes.

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