The great Grand Tourer has come
Automakers such as Mclaren thrives in throwing away the rule books and creating their own. They have very little in following norms but instead do very well and dare to be different.
To confirm this through history, think of the iconic F1 supercar and now the extravagant Senna. And so the McLaren GT squarely and easily follows the same rule book.
It is no ordinary supercar and brings around lots of its own thinking. It is a two-seater that gets power from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, similar to what is found on the 720S.
This one gives it the ability to roar with 612 horsepower. McLaren claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.1 seconds and says the GT will hit 124 mph in 9.0 seconds flat.
McLaren very well acknowledges that a Grand Touring car isn’t all about acceleration, and this one is therefore given an exhaust to that makes a thunderous, commanding baritone. It is offered with a set of adaptive dampers and the marque says that this car has the most compliant ride of any of its cars.
The McLaren GT is priced at $210,000 GT, meaning buyers can be expected everything to tally up to premium offerings and challenging the status quo. It does well to forego traditional characteristics of the class definitions, such as a front-mounted engine and seating for four, for a mid-engine layout and half as many chairs. It is purely a feel-good car that feels great to drive.