Published: Sat, April 06, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

McLaren reveals more of its new grand tourer model

McLaren reveals more of its new grand tourer model

McLaren has released some teaser photos of their new Mclaren Grand Tourer, the auto is covered in camouflage but the photos give us an idea of the cars design.

This is all in the name of endurance and refinement testing and not just an employee jolly up, although it does sound rather fun.

Engineering a supercar-shaped vehicle to have useable trunk space must be a challenge, but the production auto is said to be able to transport a full set of golf clubs or two pairs of 6-foot-long skis and associated ski boots - in other words, what a McLaren owner would happily pack for a continental holiday.

Overall, the shape appears more focused on elegance, compared to the "noisier" look of the 570S and 720S.

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McLaren has dropped new teasers of the all-new Grand Tourer ahead of its global debut at the end of this month. A twin-turbo V8 engine has already been confirmed. Expect to see more than a little McLaren Speedtail influence in there. How does that relate to this? The first shot of the front end reveals sleek new headlights that are still inspired by the McLaren logo, yet are no longer recessed as with most recent cars from Woking. It is thought it will however replace the 570GT - McLaren's 2016-introduced first tilt at a softer, more practical kind of mid-engined sports vehicle - the success of which has inspired the new model.

That really is the name for now, a full title set to follow in due course. CEO Mike Flewitt said to expect "competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a handsome lightweight body".

The new GT's silhouette, even disguised in a testing video, is something to behold; of course it's hard to be sure for now, but it seems both wider and lower than even a 720S. But McLaren certainly isn't resting on its laurels, that's for certain - more as we have it!

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