McLaren is preparing a 600-horsepower super SUVApril 2, 2020
The company released a teaser for its first McLaren GTX SUV.
The idea of manufacturers of supercars and sports cars producing high-performance SUVs was once unthinkable, but now it is necessary to increase profits. Lamborghini began this trend with Urus, which helped the Italian automaker achieve record sales last year. Aston Martin recently unveiled the DBX, which will become the brand’s most important model if it can generate enough sales to improve the financial position of the company. Even Ferrari and Bugatti are building SUVs. Until now, McLaren stubbornly refused to “jump on the bandwagon of the jeep.”
An unexpected step McLaren was the released teaser, showing the world’s first SUV sports brand. It’s called the McLaren GTX and, as the name implies, it will be an off-road version of the McLaren GT, equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
In GTX, this unit produces 600 horsepower – it’s 58 hp. more than the Aston Martin DBX. Time at a distance of 0-100 km / h has not yet been identified, but it is expected that a heavier GTX will be slightly slower than a regular GT, which is able to overcome this distance in 3.1 seconds and accelerate to a maximum speed of 326 km / h. Power will be sent to all four wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of style, the GTX is still recognizable as McLaren thanks to branded headlights in the shape of a company logo, but the side profile does not look like any other model the brand has ever produced. The trunk spoiler also gives the GTX a sporty look that matches its impressive specs, while the adaptive air suspension and the new all-wheel drive system will make it off-road.
Presumably, the luxurious interior of the McLaren GT, the floating center console and the seven-inch touch screen will be carried over. Deliveries of the McLaren GTX will begin on April 1, 2021, but it is expected that it will cost more than the McLaren GT, whose cost starts at $ 210,000
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