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McLaren’s GT was recently struck off the production run roll, but the replacement is here and it’s every bit as good as you’d expect and is a great evolution of the model. “The new McLaren GTS offers an unmatched blend of McLaren driving dynamics and performance, with refinement and practicality. When you want a true supercar driving experience, the GTS delivers that; when you want to relax on a longer journey of with luggage for a weekend away, the GTS is an ideal companion. This is a car that is true to McLaren’s racing DNA but with multiple layers of ability.” comments Michael Leiters, CEO of McLaren Automotive. The exterior lines of the GT remain, but there are new visual enhancements. Up front, the hammerhead signature styling has been updated and there’s a new lower front bumper section with more pronounced, newly sculpted air intakes and the front intake air blades can be optioned in gloss carbon fibre. On the rear fenders are new, taller air scoops that are also available in gloss carbon fibre. The GTS also features a large rear diffuser and dual exhausts. As standard, the GTS wears a gloss black finish on the exhaust finisher, mirror caps and window surrounds. The new GTS badging, including new side badges, can be tinted with a black finish if buyers take the Stealth Badge Pack option. Visual carbon fibre options include an underbody carbon pack that covers the front splitter, side skirts and rear bumper lower and diffuser. The GTS has a carbon fibre MonoCell II-T monocoque chassis and the composite roof is made from recycled carbon fibre. With all the lightweight materials, the McLaren GTS sheds 10 kg of weight over the GT and now tops the scales at 1,520 kg.

Being a new version of something we already know means that there’s been a bump in power, and the extra power and lighter weight afford the GTS a class-leading 307 kW-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio. That means it will be ever so slightly quicker too. Powering the new GTS is McLaren’s twin-turbocharged V8 and it’s mated to a 7-speed SSG transmission and power runs to the rear wheels. The total package now creates a rather impressive 467 kW with torque up at 630 Nm, It’s only 11 kW more than before, but it will certainly feel like more thanks to the lower weight and revised power delivery. McLaren claims the new GTS can hit 100 km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds, which is properly quick, but the 0-200 km/h is even better being able to get there in just 8.9 seconds. The maximum speed of the GTS is a nice and high 326 km/h (203mph). The refined, high-quality interior is comprised of a mixture of materials including machine-polished and knurled aluminium switches and controls including steering-mounted shift paddles. There are also gloss black surrounds for the infotainment screen, the gear selector on the centre console, air vent housings and window switches. The optional carbon fibre packs include a satin carbon finish steering wheel clasp and extended gearshift paddles, interior surrounds and sill finishers with McLaren branding. The new GTS pricing hasn’t yet been released, but the discontinued GT started at just on $208,000 or a bit less than R4,000,000, so we can expect the new one to likely cross the R4mil mark.

Take a look at the YouTube video that's way shorter than it should be, but it's the only content McLaren has made so far for the all-new McLaren GTS that replaces the current GT: The new McLaren GTS. | McLaren GTS

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