It's the company's first EV.
McLaren's have a special way about them. Even in ritzy neighborhoods, you're much more likely to see a Ferrari 488 or Lamborghini Huracan than something like a McLaren GT. That's both because the company isn't as well known (outside racing circles) as the Italians, and of course the prohibitive price. But now almost anyone can afford a McLaren P1, 720S, Senna or GT, they just need to be about 3 feet tall.
The company's new GT Ride-On series (the McLaren P1, 720S and Senna were already available as Ride-Ons) is for kids three to six years old and comes with the famous dihedral doors, a functional trunk and brake pedal with working LED lights. We're talking about an electric here, technically the company's first full EV.
The Ride-Ons feature working dashboard controls and a key that "starts" the vehicle with McLaren engine sounds. It even has an infotainment system that can access files from a USB or SD card with an optional MP4 display.
The working accelerator makes revving sounds and the new GT comes in six authentic McLaren colors including Burnished Copper, Silica White, Onyx Black, McLaren Orange, Amaranth Red and Burton Blue. Might we suggest McLaren Orange as a starter?
The toys start at $230 and go up to $330, depending on options, and are available to order now from selected global toy retailers. We found a bunch of the older ones at Big Toys Direct, but you can also find them on Amazon.
"At McLaren Automotive, we aim to inspire the future generation of supercar enthusiasts. The new GT Ride-On allows even the smallest of fans to discover the magic of our pioneering supercars," said Hayley Robinson, merchandise, licensing and partnerships manager, McLaren Automotive. "We're proud to develop and encourage younger minds and seek to create the next generation of drivers, engineers, and automotive designers."