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McLaren GT 2019 revealed

The new Mclaren GT generates 456kW and 630Nm from its 4.0-litre turbocharged V8.
Spencer Leech
Contributing Journalist
CarsGuide

16 May 2019 • 4 min read

McLaren has officially outed its new GT, which is set to launch in its homeland before year’s end. 

The grand tourer will sit alongside McLaren’s current Sports, Super and Ultimate Series models, however, it has yet to be confirmed for the Australian market. 

While styling is familiar with the rest of the McLaren range, the GT features longer front and rear overhangs, and uses softer engine mounts for a more, 'sensible' ride.

With everyday behaviour in mind, the GT also has 10- and 13-degree front and rear departure angles, respectively, making it better at navigating driveways and bumps than its track-focused siblings.

The GT will sit alongside McLaren's Sports, Super and Ultimate Series models. The GT will sit alongside McLaren's Sports, Super and Ultimate Series models.

The suspension is also dialled for the road, with a new system that combines a lightweight aluminium double wishbone set-up with electronic hydraulic dampers.

Drivers can adjust the suspension using the 'Proactive Damping Control' system with three modes: Comfort, Sport and Track. 

Practicality is further aided by a 150-litre front storage as well as 420 litres of luggage space in the boot.

According to McLaren Automotive chief executive officer Mike Flewitt, the GT brings something new to the GT category. 

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Inside, the McLaren GT sports creature comforts like sat nav, climate control and Bluetooth connectivity. Inside, the McLaren GT sports creature comforts like sat nav, climate control and Bluetooth connectivity.

Powering the all-new British sportscar is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 456kW/603Nm, and is mated with a seven-speed automatic transmission sending drive directly to the rear wheels

McLaren claims the GT will sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 326km/h.

The British marque went for a more luxurious design for the cabin, with Nappa leather throughout, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, a digital instrument cluster, climate control, sat nav, connectivity options and voice recognition.

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