McLaren will build a rival to the Bentley Continental GT

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by Paul Horrell | Mar 5, 2019
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Fancy a mid-engined supercar but want more practicality and luxury? Fancy a front-engined GT but want a better drive and less weight? McLaren reckons you might well do, and will soon have you covered.

A new McLaren GT is coming. It’s not a replacement for any of the supercars, but a more practical and luxurious addition.

There’s no announcement of the name yet, but it will be unveiled in early summer. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt told TopGear.com it’ll have a V8 similar to the 720S’s, and a carbon fiber tub. Drastically quick then. He claims: “As you’d expect from us it’ll be the best driver’s car in its class”.

That class? He mentions the Continental GT, but his machine will be far lighter: “easily under” 1,500kg. That makes it a very different sort of car. “When you drive it I guarantee you won’t wish the engine was in the front. It’s not a cut-down sedan car.”

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