A Front-Engined McLaren GT Actually Doesn’t Look Bad

The McLaren GT is marketed by the British car manufacturer as a Grand Tourer but the presence of a mid-engined layout does mean it has a few compromises over more traditional GTs like the Ferrari GTC4Lusso.

As the engine of the GT is located directly behind the passenger cell, the McLaren only offers seating for two occupants compared to the four-seat layout of the Ferrari. In addition, the only rear cargo space found in the McLaren GT is a storage section located directly above the engine. It’s reasonably large but cannot fit as much stuff as the GTC4Lusso which can be made all the more practical if the rear seats are folded away.

To see how the design of the McLaren GT would translate to a Shooting Brake-style vehicle like the Ferrari, Rain Prisk has created these renderings.

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With the car’s powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 found upfront, the designer has been able to extend the roofline to provide ample room behind the two front seats for a couple of small children. The Shooting Brake design would also inevitably result in greater luggage capacity and make the GT all that more practical.

The presence of a new rear design has also allowed Prisk to re-work the styling of the car, extending the taillights upwards and alongside the small rear window. A third brake light is also featured on the small roof-mounted lip spoiler.

In comparison to its rivals, like Ferrari and Lamborghini, McLaren is hesitant to move away from its commitment to mid-engined supercars, GT cars, and hypercars, meaning a vehicle like this is unlikely to ever see the light of day. We say that’s a shame.

  • Ben

    I could work with the rear, but my gawd…what a nose!! Its like…like a platypus!

  • vmoutsop

    Everything from the windshield back looks great. The rest, not so much

  • Six_Tymes

    Says you… its awful, burn it with fire!

  • vmoutsop

    I’m not saying I don’t disagree but if you block out the front end of the car it doesn’t look that bad. Could make a nice shooting brake.

  • Not that front! 720s, 650s, MP4-12C ok… but not that one please!

  • Ary Wisesa

    I think it looks great. Modern, clean, and still sexy. It could definitely give the GTC4Lusso V8 a run for its money. End if it equipped with hybrid tech, it could also compete with the V12 Lusso and the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

  • B.Stokes

    You’re right. It doesn’t look bad. It looks terrible!

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Original, not pretty. I’d go Ferrari. Perhaps the sole Ferrari i’d like to have, a GTC

  • Agus Hillairet

    I’m just gonna say one thing, CLOW SHOE

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