McLaren has just revealed its newest supercar, the GT, and it's one that's a little softer than what we're used to from the British marque.
Off the bat, we have to say the GT – for “Grand Tourer” – has to be one of the best-looking road cars McLaren has ever made, if not the
That's likely because it shares a lot of its DNA from the new Speedtail, and leaves the wide angles for the Senna.
Even the colour is a more subdued version of the usual high-intensity McLaren orange.
The interior is a lot more plush than a regular McLaren supercar, to make it bearable for long journeys. They're even heated for us Canadians with cold bums.
To make the drive even more special, there's ambient lighting and an electrochromic glass roof panel. A 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system with carbon-fiber subwoofer and Kevlar midrange speakers can also be added, if you don't think the engine noises are music enough.
Under the rear glass is 420 litres of cargo space, or, enough to put a set of golf clubs and maybe a weekend bag—that is, the perfect amount of space for a grand tourer.
Underneath your Pings and Titleists and behind the driver is McLaren's go-to engine, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that's been updated to provide peak power and torque between 3,000 and 7,250 rpm. Power, by the way, is 620 horses and 465 lb.-ft. of torque, geared to sling you to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
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The biggest contributor to the softer ride of the GT is the Optimal Control Theory software built to sense the road ahead, and adjust the dampers within two milliseconds.
Prices start at US$210,000, and deliveries will begin worldwide near the end of 2019.