McLaren GT successor gets more power, ease of use
412 hp per ton is top of class
The McLaren GT has just been replaced by the GTS. A model that takes the company’s practical supercar and adds improvements in storage and ease of use as well as power and performance.
Ok, so the power increase isn’t much. The 4.0L twin-turbo V8 makes 626 hp in the McLaren GTS, 14 hp more than it did before. Don’t worry, lighter weight helps boost the performance even more. McLaren has trimmed 22 lbs from the GTS with details like titanium lug nugs and recycled carbon fiber in the roof.
While we might mock those changes, this is still an exceptionally quick car. It makes 412 hp per ton and can hit 200 km/h in just 8.9 seconds. Top speed is over 320 km/h.
For the GTS, McLaren has revised the steering for more feedback and feel. It also has more power assistance at low speeds for parking. Continuously variable dampers help keep the car planted on the road, and giant carbon ceramic brakes bring it to a stop.
Then there’s the practical stuff. The nose lift, which raises ground clearance by about an inch to 5.1, takes just four seconds. That’s twice as fast as before. The car also has more glass for visibility and a total of 569L of cargo space. As much as a small crossover.
McLaren has added new paint and interior finish options as well. There is a 7.0-inch center screen and a 10.25-inch digital dash, with a 12-speaker audio system from Bowers & Wilkins.
No pricing announcement yet, but orders are open now. And if you have to ask, etc. Deliveries start next year.