McLaren GTS joins line-up as replacement for the GT

  • The new McLaren GTS joins the McLaren line-up as a replacement for the GT
  • Its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine now produces 626hp, an increase of 14hp over the GT
  • An upgraded vehicle-lift raises the nose of the car in half the time of the GT system

Published on Dec 19, 2023 at 8:17 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Dec 21, 2023 at 4:40 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

McLaren GTS joins line-up as replacement for the GT

It’s time to say goodbye to the McLaren GT as we know it.

That’s right – four years after its launch, the McLaren GT has been given a facelift and a new name for 2024.

Feast your eyes on the new McLaren GTS.

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The McLaren GT may be no more, but don’t fret – the British automaker has stuck to the same recipe.

At the very core of the McLaren GTS is a MonoCell II-T carbon fiber monocoque chassis – the same used in the GT.

This ensures weight has been kept low, while also improving safety and optimizing rigidity, for those trademark McLaren dynamics.

Continuously variable, twin-valve dampers, double-wishbone suspension and electro-hydraulic steering further add to this.

The McLaren GTS is equipped with 390mm brake discs at the front and 380mm discs at the rear, all carbon ceramic. 

The new supercar comes with lightweight six-piston aluminum calipers (four-piston at the rear), enabling it to come to a halt from 100km/h (62mph) in just 32 meters.

Mounted to the GTS’ carbon fiber tub is a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that’s been tweaked to produce 626 horsepower – an uplift of 14hp over the GT – while torque stays the same at 465 lb ft.

A launch-control function comes as standard and, when enabled, the GTS hits 0-100km/h in only 3.2 seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 326km/h (203mph).

Now we’ve covered what’s under the skin, it’s time to talk about what it looks like on the outside.

front axle

If you’re eagle-eyed, though, you might spot a new front bumper with more pronounced air intakes, as well as taller vents at the back to improve cooling.

The McLaren GTS comes with a carbon fiber composite gloss black roof as standard, although this can be swapped out for an electochromic glazed panel.

To improve everyday usability, McLaren has developed an upgraded front axle lift system for the GTS, raising the ride height in just 4 seconds compare to 8 in the GT.

Inside the cabin, the McLaren GTS comes with Comfort seats as standard, upholstered with Nappa leather alongside a matching leather-trimmed steering wheel.

The driver gets a 10.25-inch digital instrument display which hosts vital info such as speed, gear selection and engine revs.

The GTS also features a 7-inch central touchscreen infotainment system, portrait in orientation.

Furthermore, you get a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system.

McLaren GTS price and availability

Pricing has yet to be announced, but expect an uplift over the $208,490 starting price if its GT predecessor.

Fear not, though; it won’t be as expensive as Open founder CEO Sam Altman’s McLaren F1.

The McLaren GTS is available to order now, with first deliveries set to commence in 2024.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.