New McLaren GT

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Bunty Killa

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453 posts

140 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Prices starting from £163k
0-60 3.2 secs
https://www.motor1.com/news/349654/mclaren-gt-unve...



Calculator

569 posts

156 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I really like the sound of this

PMacanGTS

128 posts

12 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Looks awful and you couldn’t trust a Mclaren to get you across town, never mind a country or continent.

Adam B

15,518 posts

195 months

Wednesday 15th May
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That is a nice looking thing, would prefer that over a DB11.

A Conti GT offers a hell of a lot more space and comfort though

Edited by Adam B on Wednesday 15th May 16:12

Pioneer

779 posts

72 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I like this. But will wait until Spring 2020 and get one for £90k
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mickpsu

133 posts

88 months

Wednesday 15th May
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PMacanGTS said:
Looks awful and you couldn’t trust a Mclaren to get you across town, never mind a country or continent.
The look of the car is subjective, but what you insinuate about reliability is a load of bks.

Vergis

450 posts

183 months

Wednesday 15th May
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It looks too similar to the existing line of Mclarens and needs a seperate look with hints of the new Mclarens we see now.

Depreciation will be a killer on it I am sure.

MPC09

58 posts

79 months

Thursday 16th May
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Is it me, or is the low profile/seating position of the car seem somewhat counter to a GT model?!

I know you're not exactly sat high in a Conti or DB but from the pictures at least, this looks as low as any other Mc product.

I wonder if that might deter some of the slightly older clientele who want getting in and out a little easier...

IMI A

6,563 posts

142 months

Thursday 16th May
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I know 911 have circa 11 different variants ranging from £90k to £250k but Mclaren have taken this recipe a bit too far now IMO. Perhaps concentrate on making the core products reliable rather than continually regurgitating variations on a theme in the quest to achieve new sales? GT's a bit bland.

I agree with others they need more to their product line up especially as GTs - many people who can afford their products are perhaps a bit older and may just discount them on the basis of comfort i.e. getting in and out.

priley

389 posts

129 months

Thursday 16th May
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I'll admit to having a bias towards Ferrari but I do try to remain objective towards McLaren. I wish them every success as a British company and I'm sure their products keeps the others on their toes. However this car appears very similar to the others cars in their range, just variation on a familiar theme. No doubt a limited run version of it will be along by the of the summer, perhaps with a carbon top box/ski rack :-)

drcarrera

541 posts

166 months

Thursday 16th May
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Is it really so similar to the other models? Every marque has a certain design "language" to differentiate itself from other manufacturers so I wouldn't want or expect it to look totally different. However, I think it's sufficiently different, especially the front and rear treatment, to easily differentiate it from other models. These angles are very different to the 570 and 720. And I see this as a replacement for the 570 GT, really.

Look at Porsche for an example of over similarity between models ...

Crazy4557

223 posts

135 months

Thursday 16th May
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Give me the Bentley anyday for touring over this new model. Like others are saying, a bit too much like the current line up looks wise and older people who possibly have more time for regular touring will prefer or need something easier to get in and out of.
If other peoples wive's are anything like mine then the luggage space will be way too restrictive and rule it out for many.

ghost83

2,909 posts

131 months

Thursday 16th May
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Would rather have a FF or gtc4 lusso or even the Porsche Panamera turbo estate

Or a Bentley!

Not keen on the McLaren just seems to be the same car/architecture/engine just with a slight variation on body style but otherwise the same car as every other they make

priley

389 posts

129 months

Thursday 16th May
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I think it is similar in that it’s another mid-engine, carbon-tub car with their same V8 engine. Yes, Porsche and Ferrari also share their design language between models but their cars use different engines and configurations (front/mid/rear), as well as carrying different numbers of passengers. McLaren appear to ‘only’ make 2-seat (ok, and one 3-seat) mid-engine cars with the same engine.

Edited by priley on Thursday 16th May 22:29

likesachange

1,594 posts

135 months

Pioneer said:
I like this. But will wait until Spring 2020 and get one for £90k
I'd imagine depreciation will be no worse than a DB11, Conti etc??

Looks great .. but do question the choice of these launch colours !