McLaren has kicked off the European tour of the GT, which will make a stop at the 2019 Turin Auto Show in Italy from June 19 to 23.
The company has chosen to display a Luxe-trimmed car finished in Burnished Copper, with 15-spoke Gloss Black diamond-cut wheels and equipped with the optional panoramic and electrochromatic roof, over a Porcelain Blue leather interior and leather-finished rear luggage area.
It’s estimated that the GT will be seen in person by over 600,000 visitors at the country’s biggest open-air auto show in the surroundings of Parco Valentino. Those who want to add it to their collection should check their balance, as the car comes with a €203,000 (equal to $227,786) starting price in Italy, where deliveries will commence towards the end of the year – or $210,000 in the U.S.
“It is an important new model for McLaren and Parco Valentino is the best place to launch this car and present it to our Italian customers and enthusiasts”, commented the brand’s Europe Managing Director, David Gilbert. “We have presented a new model every year at this beautiful, open-air exhibition and we are convinced the public will appreciate discovering the McLaren GT’s elegant design and attributes. We are convinced the McLaren GT will find a place in the hearts of Italy’s car lovers.”
Billed as the most luxurious McLaren ever, the GT brings enhanced practicality as it’s capable of carrying lots of luggage, from the typical needed for a weekend getaway to two pairs of skis and boots or a golf bag. It doesn’t miss out on comfort amenities either, with several leather trims to choose from, heated seats with electrical adjustment, an infotainment system with DAB radio, dual-zone climate control, digital gauges and so on.
The McLaren GT is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 that kicks out 611 hp (620 PS / 456 kW) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque that is coupled to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. Grand tourer or not, performance is stellar, as naught to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) takes 3.1 seconds and top speed is 203 mph (327 km/h).