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Show Us What Your Dream McLaren GT Looks Like On New Configurator

Show Us What Your Dream McLaren GT Looks Like On New Configurator

Speaking of which, the McLaren GT gets a new & bespoke 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine (M840TE) which puts out 620bhp and 630Nm of torque between 5,500-6,500rpm.

"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", said CEO, Mike Flewitt.

While the styling and aerodynamic elements might seem to be inspired by the hardcore Speedtail HyperGT, McLaren has made sure that the new GT gets its fair share of new equipment and underpinnings.

It is aimed at a new type of McLaren buyers looking for more comfort, space and usability in their long-distance trips. Just as other ground-hugging McLarens, the new GT is not a slouch and has lightweight construction and lot has been said of the interior, which offers ample space.

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All that power would sound like it could tear the auto apart with its harshness, but McLaren indicates that the engine supports used on the GT are only half as stiff as those on the 600LT to maintain comfort.

"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. In short, this is a vehicle that redefines the notion of a Grand Tourer in a way that only a McLaren could", said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. The front-hinged, full-length glazed tailgate is substantial and reveals a relatively shallow but impressively long luggage compartment.

Born with DNA from McLaren's stunning Longtail, the GT sits nearly 4700mm long with a 2675mm wheelbase that is tailored toward comfort rather than outright performance. The vehicle features a MonoCell II-T monocoque. As the name suggests, it enters the showroom as something of a grand tourer. Many had tried the pretty 570GT from the Sports Series, McLaren's softer, roomier, more everyday toe-in-the-water GT exercise from 2016. The GT gets three steering modes - Comfort, Sport, and Track.

Despite a whole host of luxuries being loaded into the cabin, the GT can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 3.1 seconds, motor up to 124mph in nine and power on relentlessly to a top speed of 203mph - hardly what you'd call a relaxing pootle. Entertainment comes by way of a sophisticated infotainment system which sends audio to a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system with carbon fiber subwoofer and Kevlar midrange speakers. Orders for the McLaren GT can be placed immediately but the deliveries will begin by the end of this year. The McLaren GT starts at $210,000 (about Php 11 million) without options. The UK pricing has been announced at £163,000 (UK) which is approximately Rs 1.46 Crore, excluding import duty and taxes.