British supercar maker McLaren has unveiled the new GTS as a replacement for the outgoing GT model. The GTS promises to blend supercar performance and driving dynamics with increased comfort and practicality for everyday use.
The GTS features an upgraded 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine now producing 626 horsepower, 14hp more than the GT. Combined with a lower weight of 3,351 lbs, it boasts a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 412hp per ton. Performance is blistering quick, with 0-60mph taking just 3.1 seconds and 0-124mph in 8.9 seconds.
Visually, the GTS adopts a more aggressive design than the GT, with new sculpted air intakes up front, taller air scoops on the rear fenders, and a large rear diffuser. Many exterior components like the mirrors and window surrounds also come in gloss black trim as standard.
Inside, the GTS provides a refined, luxurious cabin optimized for comfort on longer journeys. It retains the GT’s practicality as well, with over 20 cubic feet of cargo space. A new tech-focused interior features leather and Alcantara seats with contrast stitching.
Enhanced over its predecessor, the new GTS also gets a faster vehicle lift system to raise the nose, improved adaptive suspension and carbon ceramic brakes, and a steering system tweaked for greater precision and feedback. McLaren promises this strikes an optimal balance between dynamic supercar performance and ride comfort.
The 2024 McLaren GTS is available to order now, with pricing estimated around $220,000. Deliveries to customers are expected to begin next year.
Now don’t get me wrong, I dig electric cars. Stomp the accelerator in a Tesla Model S Plaid and your eyeballs will flatten from the G-forces. The new Lucid Air Sapphire probably glues ’em back on even harder with its chart-topping 1,234 horsepower and 8.9 second quarter mile time.
But blistering acceleration is just part of the equation, my speed-obsessed friends. What about cornering? That spine-tingling wail of a high-strung engine piercing your eardrums at high RPM?