A practical supercar? When the GT launched in 2019, McLaren wanted you to have your cake and eat it, too. For 2024, it's giving the grand tourer its first major refresh with the new GTS model, a replacement that comes with an array of improvements.
For example, you can now lift the nose of the car in just four seconds, which is twice as fast as before. You also get 14.8 cubic feet of cargo area by opening the electrically operated glass tailgate with a soft-close function. Another 5.3 cubic feet of storage are available in the front trunk for a total luggage capacity of 20.1 cubic feet.
McLaren says the GTS is the most practical supercar money can buy. It has carbon ceramic brakes and adaptive dampers as standard equipment. In addition, ground clearance varies from 4.3 to 5.1 inches depending on whether the lift system is active or not.
The new-for-2024 GTS is still a proper supercar, though – and it's even more powerful than before. McLaren massaged the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 to unlock an extra 14 hp for a grand total of 626 hp. In addition, 22 pounds of fat have been removed, which means the curb weight is now 3,351 pounds. It gets a new roof panel made from recycled carbon fiber along with a rear upper structure made from carbon fiber as well.
Contributing to the diet are optional titanium lug nuts that are 35 percent lighter than the standard wheel bolts. You can have them with the standard 10-twin-spoke forged alloy wheels or the new 10-spoke "Turbine" lightweight wheels. Both sets come with different finishes and bespoke Pirelli P Zero tires. This Lava Grey paint makes its debut with the GTS, as does the Softgrain Aniline leather seat upholstery with contrast stitching and a double-piping pattern.
Despite its GT-focused nature, the everyday McLaren is still immensely quick. It does 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 8.9 seconds and tops out at 203 mph. That V8 still produces 465 pound-feet of torque delivered via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that McLaren calls the Seamless Shift Gearbox.
McLaren is already accepting orders, and while the pricing isn't mentioned, the defunct 2023 GT cost $208,490 before options.