McLaren has unveiled the GTS as the latest addition to its lineup, taking the reins from the GT model. Designed for drivers seeking both the exhilarating performance and dynamic excellence typical of a McLaren and the comfort, refinement, and ample luggage space required for every day and extended journeys, the super-lightweight GTS aims to strike a perfect balance.
According to Michael Leiters, CEO of McLaren Automotive, the GTS presents an unparalleled fusion of McLaren’s driving dynamics and performance, focusing on refinement and practicality. Whether craving a genuine supercar experience or a more relaxed drive with luggage, the GTS promises to cater to diverse needs.
While maintaining the fundamental appeal of McLaren vehicles, such as a stylish and functional design, class-leading power-to-weight ratio achieved through lightweight carbon fiber construction, and exceptional driving dynamics, the GTS introduces visual enhancements for a more assertive look. Updates include a revised front bumper with prominent air intakes, customizable front intake air blades in gloss visual carbon fiber, and taller air scoops on the rear fenders, all contributing to enhanced aerodynamics and improved airflow to the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
With a focus on performance and aesthetics, the GTS features a large rear diffuser, dual exhausts, and an optional Sports Exhaust system for a distinctive supercar soundtrack. The car comes standard with a gloss black finish on key components, and visual carbon fiber options are available for various exterior elements.
Underpinned by the carbon fiber MonoCell II-T monocoque chassis, the GTS boasts a weight of just 1,520kg, making it the lightest in its class with a power-to-weight ratio of 412 hp per tonne. The 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivers 626 hp at 7,500rpm, enabling impressive acceleration from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds and zero to 200km/h in 8.9 seconds, with a top speed of 326km/h.
The GTS features a seven-speed SSG transmission with three driving modes—Comfort, Sport, and Track—allowing drivers to tailor their experience. The electro-hydraulic steering system, adaptive damping suspension, and carbon ceramic braking system are all finely tuned for an authentic supercar driving experience, balancing agility with comfort.
Beyond its performance capabilities, the GTS excels in practicality, offering 570 liters of cargo space, the largest in its class, thanks to a carbon fiber rear upper structure within the monocoque chassis. The interior is designed to combine performance and luxury, featuring high-quality materials, polished aluminum controls, and optional visual carbon fiber packs. The cabin includes comfort seats, and new interior schemes—Performance and TechLux—provide refreshed design options.
The GTS’s interior is equipped with a 10.25-inch digital instrument display, a 7-inch central touchscreen infotainment system, and optional ambient lighting. Exterior customization options include new paint colors and alloy wheel designs.
Overall, the GTS is positioned as a functional and accomplished addition to McLaren’s evolving lineup that caters to a deeper set of clientele. Should McLaren officially enter the Philippines (and there has been word about it for some time now), the GTS could be the perfect addition to our streets due to it being comfort oriented.