A McLaren you could happily drive everyday? Enter the GT

2020 McLaren GT: Everything You Need to Know

That impression is a outcome of the GT's greater length - based on the 720S, it's fully 153mm longer than the Sports Series model - alongside a new design that certainly accentuates it.

On the outside, the styling is unmistakably McLaren but toned down compared with recent efforts.

But customers' feedback said that to be more of a rival for the likes of the DB11, 911 and Ferrari Portofino, it needed to be more accommodating and more differentiated from other McLarens.

The rear-end is likely to earn the most plaudits, which is appropriate given that's where much of the engineering effort is focused. The front-hinged, full-length glazed tailgate is substantial and reveals a relatively shallow but impressively long luggage compartment. Despite this, the McLaren GT takes its inspiration from one of the best GTs-and indeed best Ferraris-of all time, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB.

Built around the carbon fiber MonoCell II-T Monocoque structure which provides stronger rigidity and reinforcement, the GT weighs just around 1,530 kilograms - a featherweight among grand tourers. It makes for a slightly airier cabin, too; handy when you're advocating the space for longer journeys. On the inside, the GT has a cabin specially optimised for long-distance touring with heated and power-operated seats, shoulder as well as back support, a large infotainment system, Bowers and Wilkins 12-speaker audio with carbonfibre sub-woofer, optional electrochromic glass roof, etc. The spacious interior features Nappa leather trim, which can be upgraded to luxury leather or cashmere. 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 ASUS Zenfone 6 Camera Will Make You Flip
Just like Marcel Campos said during the keynote, zooming in will get you a photo that still retains clarity and detail. The back of the Asus Zenfone showcases a curved finish along with a dedicated fingerprint scanner below the camera .

The suspension is a lightweight aluminium, double wishbone design paired with hydraulic dampers to deliver Proactive Damping Control. The chassis has been tweaked for comfort, the suspension struts are now much softer, and the exhaust system sports a remarkably quiet muffler.

However, the McLaren GT's giveaway features are a pair of electrically adjustable and heated seats, which - for the first time ever in a production vehicle - can be trimmed optionally in cashmere.

Powering the GT is a new 620PS 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged engine, designated M840TE. McLaren says 95% of torque is achieved between 3,000-7,250rpm pointing to its usability for real-world driving. McLaren also claims that in lift mode, GT's ground clearance is equal to that of a sedan.

This auto, of Ferris Bueller's Day Off fame, is the last GT in McLaren's mind to harness what it says are the three keys to an exceptional grand touring vehicle: competition levels of performance, continent-crossing capability, and a lightweight, attractive body.

Related News:

Most liked

ESPN's Second Highest Rated NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Ever
Falling late in Game 5 versus the Houston Rockets, the Dubs managed to win three consecutive games without their leading scorer. What makes this scenario even more unusual is the fact that Golden State hasn't struggled a bit without Durant in the lineup.

Bill de Blasio Fires Back at Trump: He’s ‘Low Energy!’
"There's nothing about Donald Trump that surprises me, there's nothing about him that intimidates me", de Blasio said. De Blasio's constituents have not appeared excited about the prospect of their mayor running for president.

White House counsel criticizes House probe
Nadler told reporters Tuesday he was seriously considering the idea of fining officials. File photo: South Lawn of the White House in Washington , U.S., June 5, 2018.

Trump pardons Lord Black after Elton John letter
On Wednesday, the president issued a full pardon to Conrad Black , his billionaire friend and author of the 2018 book Donald J. The Washington Post reported that the White House said in a statement that Black was "entirely deserving" of the pardon.

IPhone XR to come in two new colors in 2019
Typically, the company releases details about its new iPhones in September, so check back for more info as it emerges. The next-generation iPhone XR's color options may have already been revealed, according to a new report .

Tiger Woods tee time: Woods begins PGA Championship second round
Then again, he also made four birdie putts of 15 feet or longer, including the long ones at the start and end of his round. He definitely moves the needle out here and it, you know, we're all just as interested as anybody else", Stricker said.

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage - a historic first for Asia
The country's parliament voted in favor of a government bill offering same-sex couples similar rights to opposite-sex couples. President Tsai Ing-wen has said the government's bill respects both the court judgement and the referendum.

Prominent architect IM Pei dies at age 102
Bush in 1992. "His versatility and skill in the use of materials approach the level of poetry", the committee wrote. A vast, one-acre, six-storey-high sunken plaza, dubbed the "Great Space" sits between the two towers.

Galaxy S10 5G now available at Verizon, starting at $1,299
The video shows the S10 5G shooting up to 1098 Mbps download speed on a device that is available on a commercial wireless network. According to a recent round of reports, Samsung won't be without competitors for long when it finally releases the Galaxy Fold .

Yep. Chelsea Manning is back in jail
Chelsea Manning was ordered to be returned to jail on Thursday, just a week after she was freed following two months in custody. An indictment alleges that he conspired with Manning to access classified documents, helping her to crack a computer password.

Patrick Peterson was upset Cardinals wouldn't rework deal before suspension?
Last month, he deleted all mentions of the Cardinals on his social media pages in another reported rift with team management. Peterson's missed games are expected to cost him more than $3.8 million in lost wages, Schefter reports.

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave with 8-Week Ban
Missouri is the latest state to pass an extreme anti-abortion bill, that will ban abortion in nearly all cases after eight weeks. MS and Kentucky have both passed similar laws , both of which are being challenged in court and have not yet gone into effect.

Two including pilot die as small plane crashes near Dubai airport
The fuel tank of the Boeing 777 exploded in an ensuing blaze, killing firefighter Jassim Al Baloushi, 27, from Ras Al Khaimah. Large amounts of traffic are being diverted to Dubai World Central, the city's second airport, close to the Expo 2020 site.

China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei
Ms Meng was released from jail in December on bail and must wear an electronic ankle bracelet and pay for security guards. Meanwhile, two other Canadians convicted of drug trafficking have been sentenced to death.

Fatal Tesla Crash March 1 Is Latest to Involve Car's Autopilot
Neither Brown nor his auto braked for a tractor-trailer, which had turned left in front of the Tesla and was crossing its path. Tesla also said it's saddened by the crash and that drivers have traveled more than 1 billion miles while using autopilot.