In recent years, McLaren Automotive has continuously produced a number of performance-oriented sports cars. From the P1 hypercar to the track-only Senna GTR, the British marque appears to have built a car for every aspect, be it high-performance on-road driving or racing. Soon, however, another model will be joining the exclusive lineup. But this time, it won’t be built for top speed or fast lap times. Instead, the upcoming model will be built for the purpose of refined long-distance driving.
While the official name has yet to be revealed, McLaren currently calls it the Grand Tourer. According to the company, the recently released teaser photos show us the final shape of the vehicle while still covered in camouflage. From the photos, it appears to be a larger and longer version of the 570S but with an updated front and rear fascia. Furthermore, McLaren says the upcoming Grand Tourer will be the only model to share the same 'DNA' from the Speedtail.
Not a lot of details were revealed about the upcoming McLaren GT. But what we do know is that it will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine, same as other McLaren models. It will also be built to endure long drives as the next step in developing the Grand Tourer is to drive 1,609 km from McLaren’s development center in Spain to their headquarters in Woking, England. To see how comfortable it will be, two test drivers will be making the journey in a single-stint. With that in mind, the Grand Tourer will likely be roomy inside and be fitted with a host of amenities and features to make long drives less stressful.
The upcoming Grand Tourer will be the fourth McLaren to be revealed under the company’s Track25 business plan. The British marque is set to pull off the camouflage on April 30. Expect full details and the vehicle's name then.