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Gallery and specs of the new McLaren GT

15 May 2019

McLaren Automotive has revealed its modern Grand Tourer: the new McLaren GT.

Like all McLarens, the new GT has a carbon fibre structure and is the lightest-in-class kerbweight at 1,530kg (DIN). With 620PS from its 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the power-to-weight ratio of the superlight new McLaren GT is a remarkable 405PS-per-tonne.

The bespoke MonoCell II-T monocoque – the T denoting ‘Touring’ – incorporates a carbon fibre rear upper structure that adds minimal weight but allows the creation of a 420-litre luggage area below the front-hinged, full-length glazed tailgate. The tailgate has a soft-close function as standard and can be optioned as electrically powered.

The strength of the carbon fibre core structure means that glazed C-pillars and rear-quarter windows can be incorporated into the design, enhancing rearward vision and bringing still more light into an inherently spacious and uncluttered cabin. Dihedral doors swing upwards to expose a wide opening and low sill.

The car boosts a 620PS 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged engine, designated M840TE. Further expanding the family of McLaren V8 engines, it is bespoke to the new McLaren GT and has the immense power and torque and superior exhaust sound quality that are the hallmarks of a true Grand Tourer. Torque of 630Nm is produced between 5,500rpm and 6,500rpm, with more than 95% of this available from 3,000rpm to 7,250rpm. The new engine is mated to a 7-speed SSG transmission to deliver linear, seamless and relentless acceleration.

The performance statistics with a launch control function optimising acceleration from a standing start are, 0-100km/h (0-62mph) is achieved in 3.2 seconds (0-60mph in 3.1 seconds), 0-200km/h (0-124mph) is dispatched in 9.0 seconds. The maximum speed of the McLaren GT is 326km/h (203mph).

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive: “The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a beautiful body and true to McLaren’s ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals.

“Designed for distance, it provides the comfort and space expected of a Grand Tourer, but with a level of agility never experienced before in this segment. In short, this is a car that redefines the notion of a Grand Tourer in a way that only a McLaren could.”

The new McLaren GT technical specification

 

Engine configuration M840TE engine, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, 3,994cc
Drivetrain layout Longitudinal mid-engined, RWD
Power PS (bhp/kW) @ rpm 620 (612/456) @ 7,500rpm
Torque Nm (lb ft) @ rpm 630 (465) @ 5,500-6,500rpm
Transmission 7 Speed+reverse SSG. Comfort, Sport and Track modes
Steering Electro-hydraulic; power-assisted
Chassis Carbon fibre MonoCell II-T monocoque, with carbon fibre rear upper structure and aluminium crash structures front and rear
Suspension Double aluminium wishbone; independent adaptive dampers with Proactive Damping Control.

Comfort, Sport and Track modes

Brakes Cast iron discs (367mm front; 354mm rear) and calipers (4-piston front & rear); Carbon ceramic discs with forged aluminium calipers optional
Wheels (inches) Front: 8J x 20; Rear: 10.5J x 21
Tyres Pirelli P ZERO™ Front: 225/35/R20; Rear: 295/30/R21
Length, mm (inches) 4,683 (184.4)
Wheelbase, mm (inches) 2,675 (105.3)
Height, mm (inches) 1,213 (47.8)
Width, with mirrors, mm (inches) 2,095 (82.5)
Width, mirrors folded, mm (inches) 2,045 (80.5)
Track (to contact patch centre), mm (inches) Front: 1,671 (65.8); Rear: 1,663 (65.5)
Lightest dry weight, kg (lbs) 1,466 (3,232)
DIN Kerb weight [fluids + 90% fuel], kg (lbs) 1,530 (3,373)
US Curb weight [fluids + 100% fuel] lbs (kg) 3,384 (1,535)
Weight distribution (% Front/Rear) 42.5/57.5
Fuel tank capacity, litres (UK/USA gallons) 72 (15.8/19)
Luggage capacity, litres 570 (Front: 150; Rear: 420)
Performance data
0-97km/h (0-60mph) 3.1 seconds
0-100km/h (0-62mph) 3.2 seconds
0-200km/h (0-124mph) 9.0 seconds
Maximum speed 326km/h (203mph)
200-0km/h (124mph–0) braking, metres (ft) 127.0 (417)
100–0km/h (62mph–0) braking, metres (ft) 32.0 (105)
Efficiency
CO2 emissions, g/km WLTP EU (combined) 270
CO2 emissions, g/km NEDC EU (combined) 245
Grand Touring range (at NEDC EU Combined) 666km (414 miles)
Grand Touring range (at US EPA Highway) 399 miles*
Fuel consumption WLTP EU l/100km/UK MPG
Combined 11.9 l/100km/23.7 mpg
Low 22.2 l/100km /12.7 mpg
Medium 11.9 l/100km /23.7 mpg
High 9.3 l/100km /30.4 mpg
Extra-high 10.2 l/100km /27.7 mpg
Fuel consumption NEDC EU l/100km/UK MPG
Urban 14.6 l/100km/19.4 mpg
Extra Urban 8.7 l/100km/32.5 mpg
Combined 10.8 l/100km/26.2 mpg
Fuel consumption, US mpg*
City 15*
Highway 21*
Combined 17*

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