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A sports car produced by McLaren.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 1 December 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The McLaren GT is a sports car designed and manufactured by British automobile manufacturer McLaren Automotive. It is the company's first dedicated grand tourer and is based on the same platform underpinning the 720S with the addition of a carbon fibre rear deck to house a glazed tailgate creating significantly greater storage capacity.

The GT was first announced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, but full details of the car were not released until May 15th of the same year.

The GT features a new variation of the 3,994 cc (4.0 L; 243.7 cu in) twin-turbocharged M840T V8 engine found in the 720S. Having a new dedicated codename of M840TE, the new engine has smaller turbochargers that deliver lower peak performance than its Super Series variant but greater low RPM-performance and responsiveness. The GT has a rated power output of 620 PS (456 kW; 612 hp) at 7,000 rpm, and the maximum torque is 465 lb⋅ft (630 N⋅m) at 5,500 rpm.

The suspension system in the GT is also derived from the system in the 720S. The car utilises double wishbones at the front and rear axles, and a modified version of the ProActive Chassis Control II active damping system called Proactive Damping Control.

The company claims that the GT has a top speed of 326.7 km/h (203 mph), it can accelerate from 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) in 3.1 seconds, and 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 9 seconds.

The McLaren GT features 150 litres of storage space at the front and 420 litres in the rear accommodating a full-sized set of golf clubs.

Nappa leather is standard upholstery, but drivers can also choose from a softer hide made by Bridge of Weir in Scotland or in the future, cashmere. The new comfort seats have increased shoulder padding and back support, with electrical adjustment and heating as standard on Pioneer and Luxe models. A 7-inch touchscreen mounted in the centre controlling a revamped infotainment system and is supplemented by a 12.3 inch driver information display which changes in layout depending if Comfort, Sport or Track mode is selected.


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24 January 2020The All-New 2020 McLaren GT Is Now Available at McLaren ChicagoMcLaren Chicago


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