MOTOR Magazine Australia

03 McLAREN GT

Rating 4.5

ENGINE 3994cc V8, DOHC, 32v, twin-turbo

POWER 456kW @ 7500rpm

TORQUE 630Nm @ 5500-6500rpm

0-100KM/H 3.2sec (claimed)

WEIGHT 1530kg

 PRICE $399,995

LIKE: Hydraulic steering; luggage capacity; relatively good value; looks; power and sound

DISLIKE: Not really a GT car with such a tight cabin and accessibility; ride; hot boot

WHATEVER HAPPENED to the GT? That’s GT as in glorious and fast touring coupes like the original Ferrari GTO, which served as inspiration for McLaren’s latest sports car.

SEXY LOOKS WERE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, AND THE DESIGN TEAM DELIVERED

In a previous life, GTs used to be sleek and slick 2+2s with plenty of space in the back for two little horrors but definitely not enough room for their grandparents. A classic GT typically had its engine in the front, the transmission sat somewhere between the axles, and the comparatively cavernous boot would hold four

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