Pricing confirmed for McLaren's ambitious V8-powered super GT
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In May McLaren unveiled their new GT — an alternative, mid-engined, two-door, two-seater take on the luxury cruiser segment.
Adopting a fairly significant amount of visual changes compared to its Sport Series brethren (think McLaren 540 C and 600LT), it increased in length to improve the amount of storage space. And it retained V8 power, in the form of a 4.0-litre twin-turbo unit making 456kW and 630Nm.
Following the global launch of the McLaren GT (Driven's full on-the-ground debrief to come), local foundation pricing has been confirmed.
When it lands in New Zealand later this year, the GT will start for $367,900 plus on-road costs.
Outside of McLaren's offerings, the GT stacks up interestingly against the rest of the luxury GT segment. The much bigger, much beefier Bentley Continental GT is priced from $441,720, while Ferrari's curiously shaped GTC4 Lusso T starts from $473,000.
At the other end of the scale is the Lexus LC 500 and Aston Martin DB11. The latter starts at $355,000 in its 12-cylinder AMR trim, and the Japanese upstart (in its V8 form) is a snip at $215,000.
“The new McLaren GT combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a beautiful body and true to McLaren’s ethos of designing superlight cars with a clear weight advantage over rivals," says McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt.
"Designed for distance, it provides the comfort and space expected of a Grand Tourer, but with a level of agility never experienced before in this segment. In short, this is a car that redefines the notion of a Grand Tourer in a way that only a McLaren could.”
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