McLaren’s GT is a 203mph supercar you can take to the golf club

I??e been flying the flag on the continent behind the wheel of British supercar-maker McLaren?? powerful new long-legged and refined 203mph GT grand tourer.

And before I even pressed the accelerator, I was bowled over by the gorgeous, aerodynamic lines that are elegantly sophisticated rather than shouty and beautiful rather than brash.

Nevertheless with its dramatic uplifting winged or ??ihedral??doors delivering a wonderful flourish of theatre it will always attract attention ??even among the super-rich on the Cote D??zur in the South of France where I was driving it ??as the number of people keen to take a photograph proved.

McLaren's first Grand Tourer: Ray Massey has been testing the new McLaren GT - the British firm's latest ?163,000 supercar that's ideal for long distances Hole in one: The McLaren GT might be able to hit 203mph but it also has enough boot space for Ray's golf clubs so he can drive in style to the driving range McLaren's GT is being produced at their hi-tech Home Counties factory alongside the firm?? full-on Sports, Super and Ultimate series supercars Its dramatic uplifting winged or ??ihedral??doors deliver a wonderful flourish of theatre so it will always attract attention ??even among the super-rich on the Cote D??zur in the South of France where Ray Massey has been driving it On the tightest of turns the GT grips the road with impeccable balance, poise, imparting supreme confidence in its road-holding ability. It really puts a smile on your face, says Ray Average fuel consumption is a meagre 23.7 mpg (on the new ??eal word??WLTP measure), though Ray's more spirited driving brought that down to just 17.5mpg There are three trim levels: Standard, Pioneer and Luxe and a choice of 16 standard colours, five of which are new for the GT The rear storage spreads 420 litres under the long, glass tailgate like a shallow ski-slope that rises in a gentle gradient from the back, over the low-riding mid-engine area You??l certainly save on your gym membership because getting in and out is a great test of your agility and a work-out for your abs as you negotiate the space left by the uplifted winged door The interior is typically McLaren, with a button-laden centre console and a single portrait-mounted screen in the dashboard Playing with the paddles behind the steering wheel, you also get a wonderful soundtrack from the exhaust as you kick down though the gears on a hairpin bend then blast off again down the open highway or through a mountain tunnel Playing with the paddles behind the steering wheel, you also get a wonderful soundtrack from the exhaust as you kick down though the gears on a hairpin bend then blast off again down the open highway or through a mountain tunnel

Playing with the paddles behind the steering wheel, you also get a wonderful soundtrack from the exhaust as you kick down though the gears on a hairpin bend then blast off again down the open highway or through a mountain tunnel

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