It will go on show in 11 different countries across Europe.

McLaren's new GT will embark on a European tour, giving people a chance to get a glimpse of the British manufacturer's first true grand tourer.

Fans of the brand as well as prospective customers are being invited to check out the new car, and exclusive events for existing McLaren customers will also be held during the tour.

"The McLaren GT is designed with long-range touring in mind, so a Grand Tour of the European continent is entirely fitting for our exciting new model, which will open up our brand to an important sector of the high-performance car market," David Gilbert, Managing Director Europe, McLaren Automotive. "We would like to invite McLaren customers and followers to visit us on the McLaren GT’s summer Grand Tour, which will be a great opportunity to admire the new car’s elegant design as well as a chance to discover more about the whole McLaren range."

The new McLaren GT is, like all McLarens, mid-engined, which makes it unlike typical grand tourers. That being said, there's a combined 570 liters (20 cubic feet) of luggage space in both the front and rear, while in the middle there's comfy seats and improved sound-proofing which makes the car quieter than an Aston Martin DB11 at highway speeds.

Also in the middle is that engine – it's the same 4.0-liter V8 that's in all McLaren road cars. For the GT it puts out 620 horsepower. That allows it to hit 62 mph (100 kph) from zero in just 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of 203 mph (326 kph).

As well as the GT, you can check out other cars in McLaren's current range at the tour events. On show will be the 204-mph 570S, the recently-launched 720S Spider, and the hardcore McLaren Senna.

You can see the McLaren GT on display at the following locations on the following dates:

  • June 17: Bristol/Birmingham & Leeds
  • June 20: London/Ascot & Manchester
  • June 25: Utrecht
  • June 26: New Forest
  • June 27: Glasgow & Brussels
  • July 2: Hamburg, Frankfurt & Lugano
  • July 4: Munich, Dusseldorf & Milan
  • July 10: Zurich, Stuttgart & Barcelona
  • July 17: Paris

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NEW McLAREN GT HEADS OUT ON SUMMER GRAND TOUR OF EUROPE

  • Recently-unveiled McLaren GT to go on summer Grand Tour of 18 locations out of the 25 inaugurated McLaren showrooms across 11 European markets
  • McLaren retailers to open their doors to McLaren customers and followers throughout the continent
  • Public invited to see the elegant new McLaren GT close-up ahead of production

McLaren Automotive today announces its 2019 Grand Tour, which will showcase the new McLaren GT, offering members of the public the opportunity to see this exciting new car and get a closer look at other models within the McLaren range.

The tour will commence in the UK on June 17, and will visit several countries on the continent, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and France.

The new McLaren GT, which is set to enter production this autumn, will take pride of place at these events. Visitors will also be able to discover the full McLaren range, including Sports, Super and Ultimate Series cars from the £149,000, 204mph 570S and the recently-launched £237,000 720S Spider to the ultimate-track focused supercar, the £750,000 McLaren Senna. This 789-horsepower hypercar, which sold-out moments after it was announced, is capable of accelerating from 0-200kph (124mph) in just 6.8 seconds.

On each date of the tour the McLaren retailer will be open to the public throughout the day, followed by exclusive evening events for McLaren customers and prospects.

“The McLaren GT is designed with long-range touring in mind, so a Grand Tour of the European continent is entirely fitting for our exciting new model, which will open up our brand to an important sector of the high-performance car market. We would like to invite McLaren customers and followers to visit us on the McLaren GT’s summer Grand Tour, which will be a great opportunity to admire the new car’s elegant design as well as a chance to discover more about the whole McLaren range.”
David Gilbert, Managing Director Europe, McLaren Automotive.

The McLaren summer Grand Tour is set to visit the following locations:

  • June 17: Bristol/Birmingham & Leeds
  • June 20: London/Ascot & Manchester
  • June 25: Utrecht
  • June 26: New Forest
  • June 27: Glasgow & Brussels
  • July 2: Hamburg, Frankfurt & Lugano
  • July 4: Munich, Dusseldorf & Milan
  • July 10: Zurich, Stuttgart & Barcelona
  • July 17: Paris

The McLaren Global retailer network comprises around 90 locations across over 32 territories and has been successfully operating since June 2011, opening of the McLaren London showroom. Since 2011, the European network includes 25 sales points within 11 markets.