How do you imagine a grand tourer? As a big, heavy and powerful coupe with lashings of leather and walnut inside? If so, McLaren would like to reset your expectations. The new McLaren GT bears a close resemblance to the out-and-out track-bred supercars in its range. But take a closer look and you’ll be surprised at how practical, spacious and refined the newcomer could be for an extended continental tour.
As a design, the GT is clearly a McLaren yet it’s more subtle and restrained than some. At 4.7 metres, it is also longer than any Woking stablemate apart from the Speedtail and sits slightly higher off the ground in deference to its grand touring purpose. Key to the McLaren GT’s grand touring credentials is the spacious rear luggage bay, accessed by a full-length glazed tailgate. There’s room for two sets of skis or a bag full of golf clubs back there, with all contents protected from the sun’s rays with a sound and solar film interlayer.
McLaren describes the GT as a ‘rule-breaker’ because it challenges the established practice, using high technology materials to reduce weight and focusing on what the grand touring essentials; comfort, refinement, speed and practicality.
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