The 2019 calendar year saw the introduction of a brand-new monstrosity from the McLaren brand – and we mean monstrosity with the most positive connotation possible. The new vehicle, known simply as the McLaren GT, is every bit as gorgeous as any of its high-performance predecessors or siblings, but an absolutely beastly powertrain beneath its hood. We haven’t seen a ton of this new McLaren vehicle pass through our used inventory here in North Miami Beach FL, but we’ve almost always got a couple McLaren models in stock, and the GT recently started popping up.
As mentioned, the McLaren GT is an absolute monster. Beneath its rear lid rests a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, a variation of the one found in the beastly 720S. The variations that McLaren engineers made to the new powerplant revolve around a pair of smaller turbochargers than the engine in the 720S. These smaller turbochargers mean the McLaren GT can’t generate the same numbers of peak output as its sibling, but it delivers much better performance and responsiveness when operated at lower RPMs.
The vehicle is capable of generating up to 612 horsepower alongside 465 pound-feet of torque, so even though it might not be as much as the 720S it’s still plenty of power to deliver an enjoyable experience each time you hit the road. Other performance features include double-wishbone suspension systems in the front and rear, Proactive Damping Control, rear-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
All of its power alongside its performance features allows the McLaren GT to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds, or from a complete stop all the way up to 124 mph in just 9 s. It can then continue onto a top speed of 203 mph, which is astounding itself.
If you think you might be interested in a McLaren GT of your own, be sure to check out our inventory to see if one is available. Fill out the form on this page or give us a call if you can’t find what you’re looking for!