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McLaren ‘grand tourer’ teased at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

By Chris Thompson, 06 Mar 2019 News

McLaren grand tourer teased 2019 Geneva Motor Show news

Heavily camouflaged car shown on video, more details coming soon

McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt took to the stage at the Geneva Motor Show to announce an incoming model which he says will be ‘The McLaren of Grand Tourers’.

Said to be closely related to the Speedtail, but with a focus on being suitable for long trips.

A video and one image, a still from the aforementioned, have been released by McLaren as a teaser for the car.

Though camouflaged heavily, the Grand Tourer looks to have definite McLaren DNA in its design.

In other news: McLaren 'Grand Tourer' teased as the GT

On stage at the Geneva Motor Show, Flewitt said the ‘McLaren of Grand Tourers’ was born out of customer feedback, from which McLaren decided a car more ‘road trip friendly’ than the 570GT was required.

“The fourth McLaren to be introduced under the Track25 business plan will be our interpretation of the Grand Tourer,” Flewitt said.

“It will be a car that combines competition levels of performance with continent-crossing capability, wrapped in a beautiful lightweight body.”

The ‘McLaren of Grand Tourers’ won’t be part of a series, standing alone as a unique model for McLaren, Flewitt also says.

“It’s a car that has been designed for distance and one that will also provide the comfort and space expected of a Grand Tourer.

“But with a level of agility never experienced before in this segment. In addition, it will be the lightest of Grand Tourers and by also having the best power-to-weight ratio, I promise it will be one of the quickest.

“In addition, it will be the only Grand Tourer to share its DNA with the 250mph McLaren Speedtail.”

McLaren will reveal more information about the Grand Tourer in the coming months, so stay tuned.