McLaren has unveiled its latest creation, the GTS a replacement for its GT. The GTS is designed to offer drivers a perfect blend of McLaren’s renowned driving dynamics, high performance, and the comfort and practicality needed for everyday drives and extended journeys.
Performance gains are modest, the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine now produces 626hp, an increase of 14.8hp over the GT, resulting in a segment-best power-to-weight ratio of 412 bhp per tonne, that means 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and 0-124mph in 8.9 seconds, with 203mph possible – certainly supercar performance.
The foundation is still the same carbon-fiber Monocell II-T monocoque chassis as the GT, which they both share with the Speedtail from McLaren’s Ultimate series. The front features an updated “hammerhead” style and a new lower bumper with more pronounced air intakes, improving airflow and cooling. At the rear, taller air scoops add to the car’s muscular aesthetics while aiding engine performance.
The GTS showcases McLaren’s commitment to sustainability with a roof panel made from recycled carbon fibre and a carbon fibre rear upper structure, both contributing to low weight and a low centre of gravity. These innovations not only contribute to the car’s performance but also work to provide a more agile driving experience. GTS will come standard with 10-twin-spoke forged alloy wheels, optional lightweight forged Turbine they’re shod in a Pirelli P Zero bespoke for this installation, promising ‘high-performance and levels of grip, alongside refinement in equal measure’. The really keen can even spec titanium locking wheel bolts, to force home the supercar thing.
Inside, the GTS boasts a refined and luxurious cabin with a mix of materials selected for a performance-driven yet comfortable ambiance, features Softgrain Aniline Leather seats with double-piping pattern and updated contrast stitching. The 10.25-inch digital instrument display and 7-inch central touchscreen infotainment system provide a clear view of vital information and seamless connectivity. The cockpit’s trim packages now include Performance and TechLux selections that are geared toward what McLaren describes as “sporty, sharp, and technical,” or “classical elegance,” respectively.
The GTS is available via inquiry on its official site, with deliveries expected sometime in 2024.