It’s here, the most comfortable and practical super car ever built by McLaren, the new GT.
Unveiled this morning, the new McLaren GT promises to change the supercar game and redefine what a grand touring performance car should and can be. It’s very light, and according to McLaren has more interior space than any other exotic car ever built.
The McLaren GT will target consumers who want supercar looks and performance without the harsh ride. The fourth model in the British automaker’s lineup, it will have traditional McLaren looks with a lot more space inside.
More space than any other McLaren
There are two luggage compartments in the GT, a 420-liter in the back under the glass tailgate and a 150-liter compartment under the hood upfront. The 570 liters of total cargo space offered in the GT is significantly more than the 370 liters of the McLaren 570GT.
When we reviewed the McLaren 570GT, we called it the exotic daily driver. The McLaren GT will take that title away.
The cabin was built around comfort with electric and heated seats built for support on long drives. McLaren calls the GT’s infotainment system the most sophisticated it has ever built. It promises it to be fastest operating of any car and will include a range of features such as HERE navigation and real-time traffic information. Fully-independent, dual-zone climate controls are standard as well. A 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument cluster with aircraft-like graphics is also built into the McLaren GT.
McLaren has worked hard to tone down the sounds that come with the GT’s carbon fiber structure. They also used engine mounts with half the stiffness of the McLaren 600LT to reduce structure noise. That will make it easier to enjoy the optional monster of an audio system that is the 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins unit.
Despite the emphasis on comfort, the 2020 McLaren GT will still be quite a performance machine. A new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 with 620 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque will power the GT to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The McLaren 720S’ Optimal Control Theory Chassis will be available on the GT. The system uses sensors to read the road ahead and adjust the dampers for optimal performance on what is coming. Three driving modes including Comfort, Sport and Track can tune the GT’s behavior to fit the driver’s needs.
McLaren says that in Comfort mode, the GT will be the most comfortable car it has ever built.
The 2020 McLaren GT is already available to order at a starting price of around $280,000 in Canada (163,000 pounds in the UK).