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The McLaren GT joins the iconic British marque’s line-up as their latest Grand Tourer – a unique car for their audience.

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The British carmakers aim to reinvent the rules of Grand Touring with the new McLaren GT. Woking’s new GT is more usable as it has the capability to be competitive where it needs, while also being able to tour long distances. The new McLaren GT will be lighter, faster and more engaging. This will be the first Grand Tourer in the McLaren family alongside the other Series: Sports, Super and Ultimate. The GT will comprise a luxurious interior which will provide outstanding ride comfort and will be crafted with high-quality materials throughout.

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The McLaren GT gets a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that produces 620 PS at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 630 Nm available between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm. The McLaren Seamless Shift Gearbox (SSG) transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch unit and has changeable modes in the form of Comfort, Sport and Track. Standard brakes will be cast-iron discs with four-piston front and rear calipers; carbon-ceramic discs with forged aluminium calipers are optional. The McLaren GT has a top speed of 326 km/h and boasts a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 3.2 seconds, with 0-200 km/h taking just 9.0 seconds.

New McLaren GT insideWEB

Among the notable features in the new McLaren GT are its 570-litre boot, with its front-hinged, full-length glazed glass tailgate, also available as a powered unit. McLaren’s infotainment system is well up to date and includes navigation, mapping and real-time traffic information. The new Proactive Damping Control suspension system, combined with the hydraulic steering system promises great comfort. What makes the car usable for daily commute is the ride height and ground clearance, while steering and braking at lower speeds have been optimized, too.

New McLaren GT Side WEB

The McLaren GT is open for bookings and promised for delivery by the end of 2019 and will come with a price tag of £163,000 (around Rs 1.4 crore).

Story: Azaman Chothia

 

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