2020 McLaren GT review: What’s in a name?

As far as I’m concerned, this is McLaren’s prettiest car.


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McLaren has said on more than one occasion that it absolutely, positively will not build an SUV. So how is the brand catering to customers who desire a softer, gentler McLaren? Meet the new GT.

Like

  • Sharp styling that turns heads
  • Powerful, emotive V8 engine
  • Stellar driving dynamics
  • Beautifully crafted interior with high-quality materials

Don’t Like

  • Laggy infotainment lacks smartphone connectivity
  • Missing some key luxury and driver-assistance features

That’s “GT” as in “grand tourer,” a McLaren for folks who want to cover great distances in great comfort, presumably at great speeds. On those criteria, the GT is as perfectly suited for long-haul duty as any of McLaren’s other products — it is most definitely a supercar at its core.

I mean that literally. The GT uses the same layout and construction as McLaren’s other cars: carbon-fiber tub

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