Top speed in the McLaren GT is 203 mph (326 km/h) with 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration in just 3.2 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in nine seconds. The auto features a MonoCell II-T monocoque.
McLaren is keen to point out that the GT is a light auto when compared to its intended opposition. The GT shares its DNA with the highly anticipated McLaren Speedtail, which is the spiritual successor of the all-time classic McLaren F1. "Sport" and "Track" fill out the driver modes, and the engineers have retained the acclaimed single-map hydraulic steering that features across the board and promise to deliver the "driving exhilaration expected of a McLaren". Based on the price, the GT will slot above the 570GT and 570S of the Sports Series but below the 720S and 720S Spider of the Super Series.
To emphasize it as long journey vehicle, long and elegant exterior lines and muscular rear fenders are incorporated.
A soft-bodied Grand Tourer might seem like a stretch for an automaker formed around a Formula 1 race team and the world's first hypercar, but the 2020 McLaren GT aims to redefine just what a GT is. Inside, the GT gets streamlined, electrically adjusted and heated seats which are claimed to be optimised for long-distance comfort, with the ideal amount of padding and shoulder and back support in combination with superb lateral control. The entire space comes draped with opulent Nappa leather (but you may choose Alcantara or cashmere instead), the seats are power-adjustable and heated, and there is a state-of-the-art infotainment system complete with satellite navigation.
McLaren Automotive revealed its unique rendition of the modern Grand Tourer: the new McLaren GT.
The good amount of trunk space has been achieved courtesy of the lowered engine and exhaust system as another 150 litres can be had up front - biggest on a McLaren. Through the seven-inch portrait touchscreen, the system is said to be among the fastest in any auto, with Here navigation mapping, real-time traffic data and integrated controls for the climate control.
"The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a attractive body and true to McLaren's ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals", said McLaren Automotive chief executive Mike Flewitt.
Naturally, the GT is not short on performance, borrowing its mid-mounted 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from 720S, albeit with a less potent tune. 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.
McLaren said GT deliveries will begin by year end.
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.