McLaren has debuted their first ever grand touring car, the McLaren GT.
The new McLaren GT has arrived as the first ever grand touring car produced by the gamed British carmaker. For the first time, a McLaren owner will be able to bring their golf clubs from their private estate all the way to the country club in a single high-performance vehicle.
Since we’re on the topic of storage, the McLaren GT has 570 liters (or just over 20 cubic feet) or storage space. Behind the seats and beneath the glass tailgate is a 420-liter (just under 15-cubic-foot) trunk, which is large enough to carry skis, golf clubs, or even a reasonable amount of groceries.
The GT is still a rear-engine supercar, and McLaren pushed the motor and exhaust as far down as possible to free up space. Since the engine is sitting just below it, we suspect the trunk to get a bit hot, so don’t bring home tubs of ice cream back there.
In the front is a smaller 150-liter (5.3-cubic-foot) storage cubby for a grand total of 570 liters.
Grand tourers are also supposed to be comfortable, which the GT also has covered. McLaren bestowed the GT with their new Proactive Damping Control system, which reads the pavement to proactively adjust the suspension in as little as 2 milliseconds. The electronic seats are also specially designed and adjustable for long road trips.
Underneath the rear storage is an evolution of McLaren’s 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 engine producing 625 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in just 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 203 mph.
Other luxury options include an electrochromic roof or a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system with carbon fiber subwoofers and Kevlar mid-range drive units. And all this storage and comfort comes on a supercar weighing in at just 3,373 lbs.
The McLaren GT is on sale now with deliveries starting later this year. Pricing starts at $210,000, which is less than a 720S, but still more than a house in many parts of the US.