According to McLaren, the GT can do 0-60 in just 3.1 seconds, plus hit 203 miles per hour. It all starts under the skin, with the carbon fibre MonoCell II-T (for Touring) monocoque gaining a lightweight rear upper structure. The closest it has come is the still very much performance-based 570 GT, with a comfort-oriented McLaren still absent from the current range.
That's not to say the McLaren GT is a big softie. Three active steering modes are also available to adjust the GT's behavior to your taste - Comfort, Sport, and Track.
At almost 4.7 metres long, the GT is longer than anything in the Sports and Super Series, and the flowing exterior lines takes advantage of that considerable length to great effect. Among the fastest-operating in any vehicle, it also features industry-standard Here navigation mapping and real-time traffic information.
It will be the first time McLaren has offered a true grand touring model, built with passenger comfort for long distance in mind. "The new McLaren GT clearly stands out both as a new type of McLaren and a cutting-edge interpretation of a Grand Tourer for a new era". To that end, the GT gets unique seats as standard, optimised to meet the standard required for "long-distance comfort".
Nappa leather is standard but the automaker said customers can opt for soft-grain leather or Alcantara.
McLaren is garnering plenty of attention right now with its new GT.
"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 CEO, Mike Flewitt. It allows for a luggage area below the tailgate of 14.8 cu.ft.
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McLaren's 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 is once again present, providing 612bhp and 630Nm of torque.
Likewise, McLaren says the GT has been honed with friendlier road manners especially for use in city-driving. 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.
Other interior highlights include ambient lighting, an available 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system and the option of an electrochromic glass panel that darkens or lightens at the touch of a button.
When it comes to building sports cars, McLaren tends to take the uncompromised route, with speed and dynamics taking centre stage, but now the British carmaker has built something for those wanting more everyday usability.
Prices for the auto starts at £163,000 and it is available to order now with deliveries expected towards the end of 2019.
First deliveries are due to arrive later this year. No local pricing has been announced yet but it starts in the United Kingdom from £163,000.