McLaren GT combines speed with comfort

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The McLaren GT made its debut in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 8 with the promise of daily comfort and high performance.

The British company says the new car has been crafted with the finest high-quality materials, complementing McLaren’s most sophisticated infotainment system to date. Claiming it is among the fastest in any car, it features real-time information accessible through the 7in central touchscreen.

The bespoke MonoCell II-T monocoque incorporates a carbon-fiber rear upper structure offering 420 liters of luggage, enough to carry a golf bag. A further 150 liters are available at the front, giving the McLaren GT a total of 570 liters.

Brett Soso, managing director of Middle East, Africa and Latin America for McLaren Automotive, said, “Our goal with the GT was to offer a McLaren alternative in the Grand Touring category and extend the appeal of our brand to a new audience. The result is a car with the best power-to-weight ratio in class but also enhanced luggage capacity and high levels of everyday usability.”

The McLaren GT has a 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with 612bhp and 465 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 203mph (326km/h).

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