The engine has also been repositioned at the front.
Back in May, the McLaren GT was unveiled as the most comfortable and most practical supercar the company has ever made. Thanks to its new MonoCell II-T monocoque chassis, the McLaren GT has 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, while the refined interior enables occupants to travel in crisp comfort during long journeys, with heated seats unique to the McLaren GT that can be finished in Nappa leather, Alcantara, or Cashmere.
There are still some concessions, however. Unlike the McLaren Speedtail three-seater, the GT adopts a two-seat layout since US airbag regulations consider the side seats of a three-seater to be in the front, meaning they are too far back for an airbag to deploy to them. To rectify this, render artist Rain Prisk has envisioned an even more practical version of the McLaren GT: a shooting brake.
Prisk has digitally stretched the rear of the McLaren GT, and the result is a very sleek and elegant-looking shooting brake that could rival the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. There would also be room for four passengers, so it's even more practical than the standard GT.
Unlike the regular GT, the hypothetical shooting brake also has an extended hood to accommodate the engine being positioned at the front. Again, McLaren traditionally makes mid-engined machines and has yet to make a front-engined supercar to rival the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.
In the regular McLaren GT, power is provided by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 612 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque channeled to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This setup enables the McLaren GT to hit 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.1 seconds, and reach a top speed of 203 mph.
McLaren has ruled out the possibility of jumping on the SUV bandwagon, but we would love to see the automaker produce a sleek shooting brake that combines practicality with performance and doesn't sacrifice the driving experience.