Mclaren goes for gold

Gloucestershire Echo - - MOTORING NEWS -

AT LAST it can be re­vealed – the ea­gerly awaited, much-vaunted and heav­ily-hyped Mclaren GT has fi­nally bro­ken cover, writes David Whiny­ates.

Af­ter sev­eral false starts with images of heav­ily dis­guised pro­to­type mod­els, fuller de­tails and pic­tures of the pro­duc­tion-ready ver­sion of what Mclaren calls its’ “unique in­ter­pre­ta­tion of a mod­ern Grand Tourer” have fi­nally been is­sued.

And, with its ex­pen­sive-look­ing gold paintjob, it looks an ab­so­lute stun­ner. Po­si­tioned along­side Mclaren’s es­tab­lished Sports, Su­per and Ul­ti­mate Se­ries fam­i­lies, this is a new Mclaren for a new au­di­ence, says the com­pany which claims it is lighter, faster and more en­gag­ing than ri­val prod­ucts in the seg­ment, with greater space, com­fort and us­abil­ity.

With 612bhp from its four-litre, twin-tur­bocharged V8 en­gine, the power-to-weight ra­tio of the su­perlight new Mclaren GT is a re­mark­able 405Ps-per-tonne.

It will power the GT from rest to 60mph in a mere 3.1 sec­onds and ac­cel­er­ate from stand­still to 124mph in nine sec­onds, go­ing on to a top speed of 203mph.

Or­der books for the new Mclaren GT are open now, with first de­liv­er­ies ex­pected to­wards the end of the year. Start sav­ing now at £163,000 it’s a snip!

Mclaren GT.

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