British luxury carmaker McLaren has finally revealed everything there is to know about its upcoming Grand Tourer supercar ideally suited for long journeys.
McLaren plans to open its range to a whole new audience with its new GT - a vehicle that's said to offer outstanding ride comfort and segment-leading cabin refinement.
"The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a handsome body and true to McLaren's ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals".
Part of their plan to expand their lineup by adding 18 models by 2025, the new McLaren GT takes Woking's signature supercar architecture and shifts it towards an entirely new segment. "T", in case you were wondering, stands for touring. Three active steering modes are also available to adjust the GT's behavior to your taste - Comfort, Sport, and Track. The rollers are wrapped around 21-inch alloy wheels at the rear - the largest ever fitted to a McLaren - and 20s at the front, available in seven- and 15-inch designs.More news: Blade helicopter ride-share taxi crashes in NY
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The new McLaren GT gets a carbon fibre structure that offers a combination of strength and rigidity along with improved driving dynamics with the lightest-in-class kerbweight. McLaren claims that in Comfort mode, this vehicle is its most refined yet.
Comfort is enhanced via a unique set of power-adjustable seats with heating, which have been optimised for long-distance travel thanks to extra padding and support in key areas.
"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". Elsewhere the interior is a recognisable migration of the brand's current architecture (maybe a little too recognisable, given the difference implied by the badging) albeit with some uber high-end touches like the option of an electrochromic glazed panel in lieu of the standard gloss black composite roof and cashmere trim (for the first time in a production car).
In terms of technology, the cabin features McLaren's latest infotainment system with real-time navigation and traffic reporting. There's also an optional 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system with carbon fibre subwoofers and Kevlar mid-range drive units. McLaren says the engine produces "relentless acceleration", and the performance figures prove as much; 0-100km/h in 3.4sec, 0-200km/h in just 9.0sec and a top speed of 326km/h - presumably appreciated for touring types when the ski shop down the hill is about to close. The UK pricing has been announced at £163,000 (UK) which is approximately Rs 1.46 Crore, excluding import duty and taxes.