Here’s How We’d Spec the 2020 McLaren GT
McLaren has done it again. When it comes to redefining expectations, the British supercar brand stands as one of the best innovators in the entire industry, and with the arrival of the McLaren GT, it’s safe to say that McLaren’s reputation in this regard remains intact. The GT is, for all intents and purposes, a supercar wearing a grand tourer’s body. It’s more powerful than the McLaren 570GT, and it has more functional trunk space than an actual sedan. When’s the last time you saw a performance car with those credentials? As is often the case with debuts as important as this, McLaren is now offering us a chance to build our own GTs the way we want it to look through the model’s own online configurator. Obviously, we’re not going to let this opportunity pass us by, even if we’re not actually buying one. The real McLaren GT, after all, starts at $210,000. It’s hard to find that kind of scratch these days so we’ll settle for what we can actually work with.
McLaren 600LT Configurator Invites You To Have Fun
McLaren has launched the online configurator for the new 600LT supercar. Launched at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed back in July, the track-prepped Sports Series supercar brings back the Long Tail heritage for McLaren. The 600LT is lighter and more powerful than the 570S. It’s powered by the same twin-turbo, 3.8-liter, V-8 that’s used throughout the entire Sports Series lineup. The 600LT’s V-8 engine is tuned to produce 592 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, 30 horsepower and 14 pound-feet of torque more than the 570S. Now that the supercar’s online configurator is live, it’s time to go have some fun with it.
Design the 600LT of Your Dreams in The New McLaren Configurator
The McLaren 600LT is yet another feather in the cap for the British automaker. As if it doesn’t have enough mouth-watering performance cars already, McLaren unveiled the 600LT with the purpose of filling out its entry-level Sports Series lineup with its own track-focused beauty. It looks the part of a super sports car, has the most power out of all McLaren Sports Series, and it’s configured for the thrills of the racetrack. Unfortunately, all that acclaim comes with the downside of us having little chance of owning one in our lifetimes. So what’s the best way to deal with that reality? Play around with the new McLaren 600LT online configurator, and imagine what our 600LTs could look like. It’s only in the virtual world, but like most things that we literally can’t get our hands on, we’ll take anything we can get.
You Can Build your Dream McLaren 720S Now
The brand-new McLaren 720S, which was just unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, has now received its very own configurator on the company’s website. Yup, it’s time to create your dream supercar!
The configuration begins by selecting the trim. The 720S is available in three versions, with the Luxury and Performance trims receiving additional equipment. As soon as you pick the model, the configurator takes you to the exterior color section. And it really becomes interesting, as the 720S is available in no fewer than 34 colors.
Only five are standard, no-cost paints, including white, blue, silver, McLaren Orange, and Storm Grey. There are seven more hues in the "Special" category, including Aurora Blue, Memphis Red, and Quartz, and eight in the "Elite" class. This one includes a few spectacular choices like Volcaco Yellow, Solis, Azores, and Bourbon. Finally, there’s the "MSO Defined" category with 14 choices, including Papaya Spark, Burton Blue, Polaris BlueLantana Purple, Fistral Blue, and Mauvine Blue.
Next up, you have to pick a set of wheels. Choices include five-twin-spoke sport cast, five-twin-spoke lightweight, and ten-spoke super-lightweight. The base rims are available in either silver or stealth finishes, while the lightweights come in either platinum, titanium liquid metal, or satin diamond cut. The ten-spoke wheels are offered in similar finishes. For calipers, you can pick between eight colors with silver McLaren logo. Pirelli P Zero is the standard choice for tires, but track-ready Corsa rubber is optional.
Other exterior options include a host of carbon-fiber upgrades. You can have several body components in this lightweight material, including the side mirrors, headlamps housings, splitter, front bonnet, engine hood, and diffuser. The same goes for the interior, where you can add carbon-fiber seats and components all around. The only drawback is that the trim is either black or black and Scoria Grey, but you can add a dash of color by selecting orange seat belts. However, MSO will be happy to "paint" the cockpit in any color you want for an extra fee.
When it comes to entertainment, you can pick between the standard four-speaker audio system or the optional, 12-speaker, Bowers & Wilkins unit. The McLaren Telemetry is also available with laptime function and three cameras. There’s a lot to add to the car when it comes to safety too. Options include 360-degree park assist, front & rear parking sensors, rear-view camera, a volumetric alarm upgrade, and a vehicle tracking system. Finally, there’s all sorts of practical things like a car cover, floor mats, fire extinguisher, an ashtray, and a lithium-ion battery charger.
Unfortunately, there’s no pricing for each of these items, so you’ll have to contact a dealer to get a sticker. But I guess it doesn’t matter much when you’re like me, and can’t afford one. Anyway, my dream 720S is finished in Lantana Purple, sports ten-spoke wheels in satin diamond cut and yellow brake calipers, and every carbon-fiber option but the front bonnet. Post your choice and design in the comments section below .
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When McLaren replaced the MP4-12C with the 650S for the 2015 model year, the sports car market finally gained a vehicle that could give the Ferrari 458 Speciale a run for its money. As cool as that may sound, things got way better when McLaren launched the 675LT. Not only lighter, quicker, and more powerful than the 650S, the 675LT also honors the F1 Long Tail’s heritage. What’s more, McLaren made it the most track-focused model in its Super Series lineup and assigned it to a limited production run. The 675LT has "collectible" written all over it.
Set to go on sale this autumn for around $350,000, the long-tailed sports car is now available for some virtual fun via the company’s online configurator. If you’ve already pre-ordered one, it’s a good time to start customizing it and selecting some of the options you might like. If you’re like me and can’t afford one, you might as well have a little fun and show me what your dream 675LT would look like.
Keep reading for more info on ways you can customize this British sports car and don’t forget to share your very own selection in the comments box below.
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Throughout it’s short history as a road-going car manufacturer, McLaren rarely had more than one vehicle on offer. This changed in 2013 when the P1 supercar joined the MP4-12C sports car, which was later replaced by the 650S. Come 2015, and the Brits added a third model to their lineup. It goes by the name Sports Series and it is aimed at the Porsche 911 Turbo. The first model of the new series, the 570S, broke cover at the 2015 New York Auto Show last week, with a P1-inspired design and 562 horsepower at its disposal. Moreover, it sports McLaren’s latest in terms of race-bred technology, on top of being the lightest vehicle in its class.
But despite its racy character, the 570S was developed with day-to-day usability in mind, and is packed with premium features. Its cabin provides the most usable space of any McLaren to date, while offering leather-wrapped seats, and a leather-trimmed dashboard and steering wheel as standard, just like its Porsche-built competitor. Making the 570S that much more appealing is the availability of numerous customization options, most of them courtesy of the brand’s MSO division. These were pretty much a mystery until today, when McLaren fired up the 570S Coupe’s online configurator. Keep reading to find out more and head over to McLaren’s official website to customize your own.
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