The new lighter, faster and highly engaging McLaren GT was recently unveiled in Sydney and is now available for purchase priced at just under $400K. The McLaren GT captures the spirit of Grand Touring by offering peak McLaren performance along with additional space, comfort and usability.
Under the hood is a 620PS 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 mated to a 7-speed SSG transmission that delivers linear, seamless and relentless acceleration. The performance statistics speak for themselves: 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, while 0-200km/h is dispatched in 9.0 seconds. Top speed is reached at 326km/h.
The suspension, steering and brakes are all bespoke to the GT and are optimised to provide inherent balance, responsiveness and precision.
The high-quality materials are complemented by the most sophisticated McLaren infotainment system to date, hidden-until-lit ambient lighting and the optional electrochromic glazed panel roof that darkens and lightens at the touch of a button.
Machined and knurled aluminium switches and controls – including the steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles – contrast with gloss black surrounds on the infotainment screen, window switches, gear-selection console and air vent housings. A 12-speaker, Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system featuring carbon fibre sub-bass woofers and Kevlar mid-range drive units, is available as an optional extra.
The streamlined, electrically adjusted and heated seats, which are unique to the McLaren GT, have been engineered to meet the requirements of Grand Touring, optimised for long-distance comfort, with the perfect amount of support in combination with superb lateral control.
For the first time, the new GT also features storage space in both the front and rear of the vehicle, with the ability to easily house a golf bag or two pairs of 185cm skis and boots as well as luggage.
The more spacious McLaren GT coincides with the launch of McLaren’s first bespoke luggage collection, designed exclusively for the vehicle. The collection consists of four pieces: the garment case, the weekend bag, the cabin bag and the full-size golf bag. The McLaren GT Luggage Set is now available to order through McLaren retailers.
“The McLaren GT is an exceptionally refined vehicle with class-leading elegance and sophistication,” said George Biggs, Managing Director of McLaren for Asia Pacific.
“It has been designed for drivers with a sense of adventure, who are seeking both performance and continent-crossing capability. The McLaren GT is the perfect companion for the great Australian road trip, and we’re confident our customers will agree.”