2020 McLaren GT

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The new McLaren Grand Tourer./

McLaren GT

McLaren Automotive revealed its unique interpretation of a modern Grand Tourer: the new McLaren GT. Sleek, elegant and muscular, the superlight new GT challenges the conventions of the Grand Tourer category with a compelling blend of beautiful design, high-quality innovative materials, true supercar performance and McLaren driving dynamics and engagement.

"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. 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." Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

Positioned alongside the established Sports, Super and Ultimate Series families, this is a new McLaren for a new audience and provides an alternative to existing products in an expanding market segment. In re-imagining the spirit of traditional Grand Touring - long-distance driving in comfort, at higher speeds and with room for luggage - McLaren has also redefined the modern GT ownership experience with a car that is lighter, faster and more engaging than existing products in the segment, with greater space, comfort and usability.

Like all McLarens, the new GT has a carbon fibre structure that possesses exceptional strength and rigidity while enabling unparalleled driving dynamics and lightest-in-class kerbweight. At 1,530kg (DIN), the McLaren GT is more than 130kg lighter than its closest core competitor and literally hundreds of kilogrammes less than other cars in the segment. With 620PS from its 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the power-to-weight ratio of the superlight new McLaren GT is a remarkable 405PS-per-tonne.

https://www.netcarshow.com/mclaren/2020-gt/



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New McLaren GT is firm's most practical, refined model yet

McLaren's new Grand Touring model sits outside of Sports, Super and Ultimate series, with luxury and comfort the focus

The new McLaren GT, revealed for the first time and on sale now, will “redefine the rules of Grand Touring”, according to the firm.

The new model is so distinct from McLaren’s existing line-up of Sports, Super and Ultimate Series models that the Woking brand has positioned it in its own category. It’s said to revive the spirit of “traditional Grand Touring - long distance driving in comfort, at higher speeds and with room for luggage”.

However, McLaren also claims that it is lighter, faster and more engaging than any existing products in the GT segment.

Measuring 4.68m long and 2.09m wide, the GT is McLaren’s largest model on sale (excluding the sold-out Speedtail), and targets everything from the Aston Martin DB11 to the Bentley Continental GT. McLaren claims that, at 1530kg, it’s more than 130kg lighter than its “closest core competitor”.

Much of this is thanks to the McLaren’s carbon fibre monocoque, dubbed ‘MonoCell II-T’ in the GT as it incorporates a new rear upper stucture. This allows for the most luggage space of any McLaren to date: a 420-litre space below a soft-close rear tailgate combines with a further 150-litres of storage at the front - a best-in-class combined capacity. The firm claims it has enough load length to carry two pairs of 185cm skis.

McLaren’s familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 powers the GT, offering 612bhp, 465lb ft of torque and a power-to-weight ratio of just under 400bhp-per-tonne - the least of any McLaren on sale. 0-60mph still comes up in 3.1secs, however, while 0-124mph takes nine seconds and it will hit 203mph flat-out.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-mclaren-gt-firms-most-practical-refined-model-yet
 

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Im not feeling it hey. If I want a GT, there's other options with more of a GT pedigree
 

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McLaren GT revealed: meet the 456 kW continent-crosser

Only yesterday, McLaren Automotive celebrated its 20 000th build, with a 600LT Spider rolling off the firm’s Woking-based plant’s assembly line. Today, the British marque has introduced a new model to its line-up, lifting the wraps off the McLaren GT.

Positioned alongside the firm’s Sports, Super and Ultimate Series ranges, McLaren says its mid-engined grand tourer is aimed at an audience seeking a less hard-edged alternative to the automaker’s current offerings.

According to McLaren Automotive, the GT shares (some) of its DNA with the automaker’s “ultimate road car”, the McLaren Speedtail, which was unveiled in 2018.

The continent-crosser is equipped with the company’s new 4,0-litre V8 engine, codenamed M840TE. The twin-turbocharged petrol mill produces 456 kW (7 500 r/min) and 630 N.m torque (5 500 – 6 500 r/min), which is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed selective-shift automatic transmission.

McLaren says is 1 530 kg grand tourer will reach 100 km/h from standstill in 3,2 seconds. Keep your right foot planted and the speedo will indicate 200 km/h 5,8 seconds later. Top speed is a claimed 326 km/h.

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-models/mclaren-gt-revealed-meet-the-456-kw-continent-crosser/
 

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McLaren Unveils Grand Tourer

McLaren has revealed a new car. Unlike its utterly outrageous supercar offerings, the newcomer focuses more on comfort and luxury. This is the 2020 McLaren GT.

GT stands for Grand Tourer and unlike McLarens usual offerings, this one is less performance and more comfort and luxury. "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. 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." Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

McLaren says you can order the new GT from its dealerships, but pricing is still to be finalised for South Africa. A McLaren dealer confirmed that the first GT will be touching down in SA before the end of 2019.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/mclaren-unveils-grand-tourer/46674/
 

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McLaren you could happily drive everyday? Enter the GT

When it comes to building sports cars, McLaren tends to take the uncompromised route, with speed and dynamics taking centre stage, but now the British carmaker has built something for those wanting more everyday usability.

Enter the McLaren GT, which is defined as the company’s first true Grand Tourer.

Not only can it cross countries in comfort, but it can also take your sporting kit, the 420 litre rear luggage compartment designed to fit a golf bag or skis and when it’s time to embark on that epic road trip, it will swallow a decent amount of luggage. Owners can also stash 150 litres of kit in the ‘frunk’ upfront.

Even the low-speed steering and braking settings have been optimised for everyday use, as has the ride height and ground clearances.

It might be more usable than other McLarens, but the GT is also designed to be more dynamic than the average GT car, and to that end it sports a lightweight MonoCell II-T carbon fibre structure, aluminium body panels and rear-mounted 456kW, 630Nm 4-litre twin-turbo V8.

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest-launches/a-mclaren-you-could-happily-drive-everyday-enter-the-gt-23319422
 

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Think I'd rather spec out a nice 570GT instead, you know....if I had the money of course...... :)
 

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McLaren GT by MSO

McLaren Automotive, the creator of luxury high performance sportscars and supercars, debuts the new McLaren GT by MSO - featuring personalisation options available through McLaren Special Operations - on the Concept Car Lawn at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The McLaren GT reimagines the spirit of traditional Grand Touring, offering the engaging drive McLaren is known for, as well as the space, comfort and usability expected of a GT. The McLaren GT on display on the Concept Car Lawn at the world-renowned event in California showcases the personalisation options available from MSO for the new GT. It features a newly developed exterior paint colour, MSO Defined Flux Silver, contrasted by an MSO Bespoke Satin Graphite exterior paint applied to the door skirts, front splitter, wing mirrors, rear bumper and diffuser. Complementing the exterior are MSO Bespoke Satin Graphite Iron Brake Calipers and the MSO Bright Pack, featuring a bright chrome exterior upper window surround, polished titanium exhaust finisher and Gloss Black Diamond Cut wheels.

While most MSO show cars focus on the exterior, MSO's bespoke creativity truly comes to life in the interior. Most notably, MSO Bespoke Geoform Stitching, inspired by the geometric canopy design of the British Museum, is applied to the seat backs, sun visor, door cards and armrest, elevating the cabin to another level of luxury. Interior materials include Flux White Leather, which contains a subtle, metallic sheen, and a contrasting Satin Graphite Leather, to complement the exterior colour. The MSO logo is debossed in the headrests and leather sills, while MSO Bespoke Silver Infused Carbon Fibre is applied to the extended gear shift paddles and the steering wheel clasp. The MSO Electrochromic Roof, Bespoke floormats and MSO Painted Key Back, in Flux Silver to match the exterior body colour, round out the specification.

https://www.netcarshow.com/mclaren/2020-gt_by_mso/

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These cars.... stunning

OT... how much of the McLaren empire is in the name of anyone still connected to Bruce McLaren?
 

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New McLaren GT Special Operations showcase heading to Pebble Beach

Bespoke division's architecture-inspired styling modifications to latest McLaren include unique paint and interior trim

McLaren has unveiled a series of personalisation options open to buyers of its new GT through its in-house Special Operations division.

The McLaren GT by MSO will make its public debut at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It showcases a range of interior and exterior styling tweaks said to be inspired by iconic British architecture.

The model is painted in a newly developed shade of silver that's exclusive to MSO, with the door skirts, front splitter, wing mirrors, brake calipers, rear bumper and diffuser finished in the division’s graphite grey.

Also included is the MSO Bright Pack, which comprises a polished titanium exhaust tip, black diamond-cut alloy wheels and chrome window surrounds.

Inside, the seatbacks, sunvisors, door cards and armrest are stitched in a pattern that pays homage to the geometric canopy design of the British Museum in London. The seats are trimmed in white leather, with elements of grey leather throughout the interior continuing the exterior's design theme.

Additional interior features unique to the model include MSO-branded headrests and sills, silver-infused carbonfibre shift paddles and bespoke floormats. The GT by MSO also shows off the optional electrochromic sunroof, which can turn opaque in high-intensity sunlight and shield the car’s occupants from glare.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-mclaren-gt-special-operations-showcase-heading-pebble-beach
 

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Bespoke MSO Luggage For Your McLaren GT Will Cost You R210

McLaren developed and built the GT so that their customers did not need to go anywhere else to purchase a luxurious and fast grand tourer.

Although the McLaren GT does have more space than usual, they compartments are oddly shaped so you would not be able to make full use of the 570-litres of storage with regular luggage.

The team from McLaren Special Operations (MSO) have the solution for you with a bespoke luggage collection designed exclusively for the McLaren GT. The collection includes a garment case, weekend bag, cabin bag, and a full-size golf club bag, each designed to fit a specific location in the car.

If you want the whole set, you will be in for £11,350 (approx. R210k) which is not exactly cheap, even for the wealthy who are buying this car. If you want just one item, you will need to part with the following;

- £1,700 for the garment case
- £1,850 for the weekend bag
- £2,800 for the cabin bag
- £5,000 for the full-size golf bag


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