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The new McLaren GT made its Asia debut today, a unique new car that redefines the rue of grand touring with its combination of dynamism, refinement and style.

28 May 2019 | Local News : Singapore

The new McLaren GT made its Asia debut in Singapore on 28 May 2019, at the iconic Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel. In reimagining the spirit of traditional Grand Touring - long-distance driving in comfort, at higher speeds and with room for luggage - McLaren has also redefined the modern GT ownership experience with a car that is lighter, faster and more engaging than existing products in the segment, with greater space, comfort and usability.

The McLaren GT has a 420-litre rear luggage area
Like all McLarens, the GT is underpinned by a carbon fibre tub with exceptional strength and rigidity while still being lightweight. As a result, the car weighs just 1,530kg.

The bespoke MonoCell II-T monocoque also allows the creation of a 420-litre luggage area at the rear of the car, underneath a full-length glazed tailgate that can be optionally electrically powered.

The engine has been lowered by 100mm, further optimising the shape and usability of the luggage bay. A further 150 litres of storage at the front of the car means that the McLaren GT has a total luggage capacity of 570 litres. 

The interior of the McLaren GT is a cosseting space designed to delight on longer journeys, but with all the essentials for focused, high performance driving. The streamlined seats, unique to the McLaren GT, have been optimised for long-distance comfort, thanks to ample padding and shoulder and back support, in combination with excellent lateral support. 

The cabin combines high-quality materials and craftsmanship with ample modern technology
The cabin also features the finest high-quality materials. The Nappa leather trim that features as standard can be upgraded to softgrain luxury leather or Alcantara, depending on which vehicle specification is chosen.

Cashmere will become available as an additional choice towards the end of 2019 - the first time that this exclusive material has been used in a production vehicle.

SuperFabric trim for the rear luggage bay is another option - an innovative woven fabric that is infused with a layer of tiny armoured guard plates, providing increased resistance to stains, cuts, nicks and abrasions, as well as being breathable, easy to clean and quick to dry. 

The high levels of craftsmanship is complemented by modern technology. The McLaren GT features the most sophisticated McLaren infotainment system to date, while a 12.3-inch TFT screen ahead of the driver provides key vehicle information.

The McLaren GT features the most sophisticated McLaren infotainment system to date
Additional equipment include hidden-until-lit ambient lighting, the option of an electrochromic glazed panel in lieu of the standard carbon fibre composite gloss black roof, darkening or lightening at the touch of a button, as well as a 12-speaker, Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system featuring carbon fibre sub-bass woofers and Kevlar mid-range drive units. 

At almost 4.7m, the new McLaren is longer than any of the cars in the McLaren Sports or Super Series, but the 10-degree approach angle at the front (13-degree with vehicle lift engaged) means the new McLaren GT can cope with the most aggressive traffic calming measures. In combination with underbody clearance of 110mm (130mm with vehicle lift) this ensures the car is eminently usable in all urban situations. 

Powering the McLaren GT is twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine producing 612bhp and 630Nm of torque. Paired to a 7-speed SSG transmission, the McLaren GT is able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 326km/h.

The McLaren GT combines dynamic performance and responsiveness with a supple and refined driving experience
However, another defining element of the car is its dynamic prowess. The suspension, steering and brakes are all bespoke to the car and optimised to provide an oustanding grand touring experience, defined by inherent balance, responsiveness, precision yet with a better ride comfort than any other McLaren. 

The new McLaren GT is available for order now from McLaren Singapore, with deliveries commencing towards the end of this year. The car has an indicative pricing of $760,000 excluding COE.
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