McLaren has made the GT. The name is simple and self-explanatory, simply because it is the first ever Grand Tourer to roll out of the Woking workshop. And simply because it is revolutionary, totally new for the British car maker and for the GT universe as a whole. Let's see why.
It is a Grand Tourer and so it is all about high performance. The mid-engine V8 is the heart of the other McLaren models, with the difference that the one of the GT was revised to enhance flexibility and gradual acceleration without brutal bursts. This result achieves a smooth delivery of 630 Nm torque from 5500 to 6500 rpm. Other new elements in the engine include twin ultra-low inertia turbocharger and aluminium pistons. With a top power of 620 hp, the GT can touch 326 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 200 in 9 seconds.
The McLaren GT was born with the aim of breaking the Grand Touring rules by focusing on materials that make the car more agile and lightweight. The MonoCell II-T carbon fibre chassis guarantees minimum weight and maximum strength. With a dry weight of just 1466 kg, the stiff structure is the ideal platform for the new cutting-edge suspensions. The lines flow, the profile is sleek and essential with high aerodynamic efficiency and compact size. Unique in its category are the dihedral doors, a special touch that adds extra sinuosity to the shape of the GT.