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McLaren brings out the story on the McLaren GT's unique and high-tech interior, demonstrating artistic functionality.

16 May 2020 | International News : U.K.



Innovation in supercar interiors is explored in a new McLaren Tech Club film that looks at the materials selected for the McLaren GT, a car that sees the traditional Grand Touring philosophy delivered in a new and uniquely McLaren way.

Blending greater comfort, space and usability with the levels of driver engagement, dynamic ability and performance the GT has its own unique identity both inside and out.

The McLaren GT's luggage bay is lined with Superfabric which is resistant to stains, cuts, nicks and abrasions
New interior materials are a key aspect of the GT's credentials and appeal. McLaren is committed to pursuing lightweight solutions across all aspects of design and engineering and the interior of the GT is no exception.

A new material called SuperFabric, originally designed for military and aerospace applications, is available as a covering for the floor of the luggage bay.

This innovative woven fabric is infused with a layer of tiny armoured guard plates, providing increased resistance to stains, cuts, nicks and abrasions. Breathable, easy to clean and quick to dry, the surface of the SuperFabric is embossed with a hexagonal pattern to provide optimal protection. This single-minded approach to lightweighting extends to more traditional cabin materials with McLaren adopting a contemporary approach to achieve the brand's design philosophy of 'everything for a reason', bringing fashion and lifestyle inspirations to the finest materials and developing new exclusive colourways.

All of the fine leathers used in the GT are sourced from Scotland's Bridge of Weir company
The supple Nappa leather offered as standard in the GT can be upgraded to softgrain luxury leather or Alcantara but regardless of owner preference all of the fine leathers used in the GT are sourced from Scotland's Bridge of Weir company.

Alternatively, cashmere is available in either Dove Grey or Jet Black as one of the most exclusive options from McLaren Special Operations, the chic fabric featuring on the seats and key 'touchpoints' in the cabin. McLaren is the first car manufacturer to offer the softest and most luxurious of wools in a production version supercar.

In line with McLaren's pursuit of innovation while retaining authenticity, machined and knurled aluminium driver controls engage the senses both through touch and by visually 'guiding' the driver around the cabin. The GT also features the first application of 'hidden until lit' interior illumination; appearing at first as a solid metallic finish, this pioneering light design reveals a calming, ambient glow once the ignition is turned on. For design continuity, the ambient lighting pattern also links visually to the speaker grills of the recently awarded Bowers and Wilkins audio system.

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