The famous automaker of sports cars McLaren has broken his promise about making the SUV model. As you may already know, this manufacturer year ago has reported that there’s ‘nothing cool’ about SUVs. However, according to the recently leaked teaser, the manufacturer is currently working on the new high-performance model that will be called 2021 McLaren GTX.
The idea of building a high-performance SUV is there, and we cannot wait to see how the final version will look like. Besides McLaren, Lamborghini first started this trend by releasing one of the funkiest models nowadays on market Urus. Even Aston Martin recently unveiled its DBX, which is the brand’s most important model that will definitively improve the company’s financial situation. Ferrari and Bugatti have also announced the new SUV models in the following year.
2021 McLaren GTX Styling
The company’s first-ever built SUV 2021 McLaren GTX will be definitively threat to many nowadays SUVs. In terms of styling, this model will wear the brand’s recognizable design language. From the first teaser image, we can see many similarities with the GT supercar. So far, the side of this model reveals signature headlights finished in the shape of the company’s logo and stylish wheels, also seen on the GT model.
On the back, this model will provide a sporty design. The manufacturer added LED taillights and a moving tail spoiler to manage better airflow. However, because this is a teaser image, we assume that the final product will be more unique.
At this time, there is no available image inside the new McLaren GTX SUV. However, according to reliable reports, the upcoming model will host a sporty and spacious cabin. Definitively, we can expect even more sportiness than in the GT sports model. Also, as we can see from the photo, the upcoming GTX model will probably offer a room for five passengers in two rows.
However, because this model is a coupe-style SUV, we cannot expect too much space behind. In terms of technology, the GTX model will use more high-tech features than the GT model. Thanks to that, this model may become one of the most luxurious in the mid-size segment. One can expect exceptional comfort inside with sports seats.
2021 McLaren GTX Under the Hood
The new 2021 McLaren GTX besides great styling, will provide impressive performance. The key to this claim is the same power source as under the Urus model. This model will be available with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine that will produce 600 horsepower and 565 lb-ft of torque. If we compare it with the Urus model, this is 41 horses less and 58 hp more than on the Aston Martin DBX model.
However, according to the manufacturer, the new McLaren GTX will accelerate better than all models above. It will be able to run from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, leaving Urus behind with its 3.2 sec. Top speed has been rated at 203 mph. On top of that, the new GTX comes with the four-wheel-drive setup as standard and it’s connected to the 7-speed automatic transmission.
2021 McLaren GTX Release Date and Price
McLaren teased all-new GTX SUV last week. Besides extreme exterior design, the manufacturer reveals that the upcoming model will be powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine that will produce 600 horsepower. Overall, the sales will start sometime next year with the starting price of around $200,000 or slightly above that.