McLaren Debuts New Luxury GT Supercar

2020 McLaren GT: Everything You Need to Know

British luxury carmaker McLaren has finally revealed everything there is to know about its upcoming Grand Tourer supercar ideally suited for long journeys.

It's time for you to feast your eyes on the new McLaren supercar, the GT.

The GT has a starting price of some 20 million baht if sold in Thailand which isn't that bad for a McLaren.

There are two "F" words at McLaren's Woking, England, headquarters; one is-well, yeah-it's that one, and the other is its Italian archrival Ferrari.

Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, said: "The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a lovely body and true to McLaren's ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals".

McLaren uses its carbon fibre monocoque dubbed MonoCell II-T.

Comfort, Sport and Track are the different driving modes to choose from.

McLaren has geared the cabin completely towards comfort over long distances, with the seats tailored and custom fit with extra padding for the shoulders and back.

Even with all the mod cons on board, the carbon-bodied GT still weighs just 1,530 kg at the kerb, which McLaren says is 130 kg lighter than its closest competitor.

Another important part of a grand tourer's remit is cross-country comfort, so the GT gets unique engine mounts that are half as stiff as the 600LT's, while additional sound deadening reduces low-frequency sounds from the carbon structure.

McLaren also claims that the auto has its "most sophisticated infotainment system to date" and the vehicle also has hidden-until-lit ambient lighting and the option of an electrochromic glazed panel in lieu of the standard carbon fibre composite gloss black roof. Suspension, steering and brakes are all bespoke and optimized to provide unforgettable driving experience of a Grand Tourer. It costs $210,000. Judging by the performance of the auto and the new infotainment system for the vehicle and its high-quality interior materials, including Nappa leather and Alcantara, the price tag is more than warranted.

Amongst it all, McLaren promises the installation of its "most sophisticated" infotainment system to date.

Other niceties include a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, hidden-until-lit ambient lighting as well as machined and knurled aluminium switches and controls, while buyers can opt for an electrochromic glazed roof panel that can darken or lighten at the touch of a button.

Inside the auto, McLaren says the interior has been designed "to delight on longer journeys, but with all the essentials for focused, high-performance driving; the seating position, location of controls and forward visibility are as important here as they are in any McLaren". No local pricing has been announced yet but it starts in the United Kingdom from £163,000. We already know the engine is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 making 620 horsepower (462 kilowatts), but the clip explains how McLaren tuned the engine with a broad torque curve that hits lower in the rev range, giving the mill a smoother power delivery without being as high strung as the mental 720S.



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