McLaren on Wednesday took the covers off a new, more usable type of supercar called the GT.
As the name suggests, the car is the brand’s interpretation of the classic grand tourer, which traditionally offers copious thrust, cossetting comfort, and ample storage space for luggage. In the case of the McLaren GT, we’re looking at more storage than some full-size sedans. The GT doesn’t slot into any current series at McLaren, though its powertrain output places it somewhere between the Sports and Super series. The car is also longer than most McLarens, measuring more than 184 inches, but a taller approach angle that can be increased further with a vehicle lift system helps to avoid scrapes.
Power comes from a detuned version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 fitted to the 720S , with the numbers coming in at 612 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 720S packs 710 hp and 568 lb-ft. The GT is only marginally slower, though, with McLaren quoting a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 203 mph.
2020 McLaren GT
Perhaps of more importance to some buyers will be the storage space, which totals 20.1 cubic feet. Most of this—14.8 cu ft to be precise—is in the shelf located above the engine bay. It’s accessed via a liftgate-style glass panel and can fit a golf bag or two pairs of skis and boots. The design required the addition of a new section to the modular carbon fiber monocoque structure […]