McLaren to go Grand

Touring

McLaren Grand Tourer

McLAREN didn't have anything new to wow the crowds with when the Geneva motor show opened - but the supercar company, best known for its' track-focused two seaters - did set out its intention to move into the luxury gran turismo sector with an all new model.

And the company reckons that its' new GT will "redefine the rules of Grand Touring. It will be a completely separate, stand-alone model unrelated to McLaren's existing model series.

Although it revealed a ‘spy' shot of a camouflaged version under testing, the company was not forthcoming with full details, its' final design or even a name, all of which it says will be revealed in a few months' time.

But McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt commented at the Geneva show: "It's a car that has been designed for distance and one that will also provide the comfort and space expected of a Grand Tourer. But with a level of agility never experienced before in this segment. In addition, it will be the lightest of Grand Tourers and by also having the best power-to-weight ratio, I promise it will be one of the quickest."

The GT will share much of its DNA with the spectacular McLaren Speedtail, says Flewitt, but will be a unique, tailored model.

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