This Is The Awesome Grand Tourer McLaren Will Never Make

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But it's still fun to imagine what it could look like.

McLaren recently lifted the wraps off its new Grand Tourer, combining the supercar performance the automaker is renowned for with added practicality and comfort. Unlike the Speedtail three-seater, the GT adopts a traditional 2+2 seat layout, and there’s enough room in the trunk to store your golf clubs.

McLaren only plans to offer the GT as a coupe, but what it had its roof removed? To show us what this could potentially look like, X-Tomi Design has created a rendering of a sleek McLaren GT Spider.

While it looks like the render artist has simply chopped off the McLaren GT’s roof to create the Spider, the window behind the B-pillar has also been removed. There’s also an added lip over the windshield for the moveable roof to latch onto. You can’t fault the artist’s attention to detail here. Aside from these changes, the hypothetical convertible grand tourer looks identical to the McLaren GT coupe.

As sleek as the McLaren GT Spider looks, it’s very unlikely to enter production. Adding a folding roof would inevitably reduce the cargo space, which would defeat the purpose of having a useable supercar. The automaker also already offers plenty of Spider models such as the 720S Spider and 600LT Spider if you still want to experience open-top thrills in a McLaren, so a GT Spider would be difficult to justify.

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If a McLaren GT Spider ever did get the green light, it would be powered by its coupe sibling’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that delivers 620 horsepower and 465 lb-ft torque paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This setup enables the McLaren GT to hit 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, 124 mph in 9.1 seconds, and go on to a top speed of 203 mph. The McLaren GT starts at $210,000, with deliveries set to commence near the end of 2019.

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