A prototype of the upcoming (but as-yet-unnamed) McLaren Grand Tourer was first shown in a teaser video at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and now we have our first glimpse while it was being tested on Spanish roads (McLaren’s conducting a 1,000-mile road trip from Spain to the UK as part of the development) and aside from being camouflaged with a psychedelic wrap, it looks ready for production.
These latest spy shots reveal the head and tail light graphics (and it appears that the air intakes behind the doors are as big as ever) while the middle and rear differentiates itself most with the rest of McLaren’s lineup; it is bound to have a lot more storage space than the 570 GT judging by that stretched engine cover. In fact the Woking carmaker said it is aiming for the newbie to be able to accommodate a full set of golf clubs or two pairs of six-foot long skis which is good news for those who want to drive a supercar to the golf course or snowy mountain passes!
They’re calling it a grand tourer but it retains the usual supercar shape; it’s very low to the ground and the engine sits right behind the driver’s ears. Speaking of which we believe it’ll pack a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 but it’ll have more power than the current 570 series of cars — and since this is a GT there will be higher levels of comfort and luxury for the cabin.
It could serve as a little brother to the Speedtail (Macca’s hyper GT) and should launch this year as a 2020 model.