New McLaren GTS revealed: GT replacement is a mild update

Published: 19 December 2023 Updated: 19 December 2023

► New McLaren GTS has arrived
► Subtle updates for most practical McLaren
► Woking’s new grand tourer is on sale now

McLaren has announced the new GTS supercar. It’s the replacement for the GT and comes complete with a whole raft of tweaks, revisions and updates to the package – even if you likely won’t be able to spot them on first glance.

It’s all about aero tweaks for the new GTS’s bodykit over the GT. The front valance below the headlights has been updated with new sculpted air intakes, and taller air scoops over the rear wheelarches also feature. Both are desgiend to help air flow and cooling, and are coupled with the GTS’s new rear diffuser. Adaptive suspension and ceramic brakes are standard, and the GTS launches some new wheel designs.

The GTS uses McLaren’s carbonfibre MonoCell II-T carbon tub and a lightly updated version of its perennial (and very good) 4.0-litre twin-turbo, flat-plane V8. McLaren says the engine benefits from revised ignition timing and ‘increased camshaft torque achieved by more aggressive combustion phasing.’ Power is boosted to 626bhp (14 more than the GT), even if the 3.2sec 0-62mph time and 203mph top speed remain the same as the outgoing GT.

McLaren has put some focus into widening the scope for personalisation, too, with new upholsteries and plusher materials inside, as well as more bits of technology to soften and gild the supercar experience that little bit more.

McLaren says the new GT is available to order now, with the first deliveries coming in 2024.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches