RE: 620hp McLaren GT officially unveiled

RE: 620hp McLaren GT officially unveiled

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Galsia

1,966 posts

140 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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It looks the same as everything else in their current lineup. laugh

RedXYC

22 posts

109 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Now that looks great! It looks quite different from the other McLarens, as if it sets the tone for the next phase of the McLaren Automotive journey. I'm not a fan of long front overhangs (e.g. Peugeot 407) but it works quite well for this car. If I ever had the money I would get this GT over a 911 or AMG (second hand of course).

vz-r_dave

3,387 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Umm what happened to the 3 seat layout? I thought an unwritten rule was that GT's had more than 2 seats?

Johnny42

179 posts

69 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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The Vambo said:
Johnny42 said:
If you could point out which Mac isn't the 2 seat mid engined V8 turbo with carbon tub, I'd appreciate it!
Thatta one.

I'd forgotten about that! Partly because there will be only 106 of them at £2.1M each.

MDL111

4,124 posts

127 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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I quite like the design but unfortunately it does not really offer much in terms of luggage space etc from what I can tell (or space for my dog other than the passenger seat)

cookie1600

1,383 posts

111 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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matrignano said:
It may have 500L+ of luggage space, but it's an awkward layout that won't fit a medium/large sized trolley, which is what most people will use on a 1-2 week touring holiday.

If you have to buy loads of small soft bags and stuff them everywhere strategically, it kind of defeats the get-up-and-go purpose of a GT.
Ahhh, you missed the USP add-ons for McLaren!

They will of course sell you a range of specially crafted Nappa and Alcantara, McLaren branded luggage that will fill each of those tiny odd shaped spaces, enablling you to get in a second set of undies and a toothbrush to tour Europe. The MSO bespoke luggage option will be eleventy thousand pounds, probably.

Anyway, I bet most owners will have everything sent ahead in the Range Rover and their valet will lay it out in their hotel room beforehand.

Matty3

368 posts

34 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Very, very nice McLaren, well done - look forward to seeing one soon smile

Rameez-v57b3

56 posts

19 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Looks nice but looks more like a 570gt facelft as opossed to a new model and exclusive grand tourer.

I'm quite the Mclaren enthusiast but the designs seems to be more of a 570/720 bundled together albewith more room. Certainly not looking forward to further models if the designers don't radically change the lineup and shape.

Olivera

3,719 posts

189 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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chris_at_mac said:
Get a used 12C (for example mine...) and save the rest of the money, and you enjoy the wonderful hydraulic suspension of the super series.
For comfort perhaps, but many of the reviewers of the original 12C thought the hydraulic suspension was pants from a driver feedback perspective.

Water Fairy

3,006 posts

105 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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I personally struggle to identify with each model they make but in isolation each one looks nice. I hope this one comes with 4wd or at least snow chains or those skis are gonna be useless!

Greg the Fish

955 posts

16 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Remember The Beast from the East?

This is how any new Maclaren leaves me feeling

Tri_Doc

549 posts

84 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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With some MSO bespoke rear fitted luggage that 420L of luggage space would be very useful.

The Vambo

3,884 posts

91 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Johnny42 said:
The Vambo said:
Johnny42 said:
If you could point out which Mac isn't the 2 seat mid engined V8 turbo with carbon tub, I'd appreciate it!
Thatta one.

I'd forgotten about that! Partly because there will be only 106 of them at £2.1M each.
laugh You researched that to see if I was correct

J4CKO

29,253 posts

150 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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I really quite like that, its got an subtle elegance about it, I know its McLaren serving up broadly the same stuff in a different box as is their MO but I like the toned down look, love the wheels and that copper colour works well in those images.

Still I did see a Purple 720s a few weeks back and not many cars stop me in my tracks like that did.

housen

1,697 posts

142 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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C7 JFW

1,049 posts

169 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Finally, a good looking car to follow the P1 - Well done McLaren.

And to think, you can take bags too! That's the kind of car people could use to do things in - miraculous idea.

At last. I look forward to test driving one at some point.

LotusOmega375D

4,482 posts

103 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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I haven't felt the need to cross the continent by car since the 1990s. Easyjet and Ryanair saw to that.

wab172uk

1,544 posts

177 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Don't like that at all. So basically it's a 720S with worse looks and a boot.

I'll take a 812 Superfast

J4CKO

29,253 posts

150 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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LotusOmega375D said:
I haven't felt the need to cross the continent by car since the 1990s. Easyjet and Ryanair saw to that.
Hmm, driving a Mclaren or be herded and crammed onto massive pressurized tube of seething resentment, farts and desperation ?

housen

1,697 posts

142 months

Wednesday 15th May 2019
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LotusOmega375D said:
I haven't felt the need to cross the continent by car since the 1990s. Easyjet and Ryanair saw to that.
hmm ryanair or the rolling hills and mountains from italy to the coast in the south of france in a mclaren


yeah ryanair killed that